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Finnish progressive rock band Varjo-Orkesteri released a first single from the upcoming second studio album Seremonia!

Promo pic by Mark Sorbus

Finnish progressive rock/metal band Varjo-Orkesteri released a first single Suunnistaja from their upcoming second studio album which is set to be released on January 20th 2023 via Inverse Records. 

Watch Suunnistaja lyric video:

The Band comments the video and album:
“Suunnistaja” is the first single release from the upcoming Varjo-Orkesteri´s album “Seremonia”. The opening track of the album describes pretty well the musical and lyrical line of the album. 

“Suunnistaja” is a medium-tempo and melodic echo and a warm glow in the landscape of progressive rock. It´s catchy, but still weird enough to be different and feel new. When the compass needle spins like crazy deep in the dark wilderness, you can surrender to the spirits of the forest and the creatures of the underworld. Maybe you’ll get lost even more, or maybe you’ll find your roots!

Listen SUUNNISTAJA single on streaming services:


Varjo-Orkesteri is a Finnish speaking quartet, flavored by rock, prog and grunge. The band is a strong collective of the familiar “Karhula scene”, a malleable and transformable product. The band has already reached the threshold of another long play during its rather short history. The debut album “Prima Volta” appeared in the beginning of 2022, when the new, nobler than the previous album “Seremonia” was gathering its strength.

The new album was built quite effortlessly, and the 11-song “Seremonia” is a piece of consistent quality from start to finish and perfectly describes the style of the Varjo-Orkesteri. Lyrically, the band leads the listener from the viewpoints of nature, the afterlife and eastern philosophy to man himself, to the vanishing understanding of being part of the universe.

The members of Varjo-Orkesteri are familiar to many who follow metal and
rock, or at least to the rockers in Southeast of Finland. Background from
the members can be found in bands like Omnium Gatherum, Total
, Manitou, Kaihoro, Return To Void, Demonic Death Judge, etc.

Varjo-Orkesteri – Seremonia (Album 2023)

Track list:

01. Suunnistaja
02. Palvojat
03. Sinisiipi
04. Viherkylki
05. Käpälämäkeen
06. llmestymätön
07. Kiitäjä
08. Yhden miehen keitos
09. Kaavanmurtaja
10. Sarastus
11. Korpiveisu

Album cover Mark Sorbus

Varjo-Orkesteri – Suunnistaja (single 2022)

Composed by Pasi Hakuli & Saku Hakuli

Lyrics by Markku Pihlaja

ISRC-code: FI-3FC-22-71301

Single cover Mark Sorbus


Vocals, Markku Pihlaja
Guitar, Saku Hakuli
Bass, Pasi Hakuli
Drums, Jarmo Pikka

Backing vocals: Teemu Seppälä


By Metal Lair

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