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Auringon Hauta

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Formerly known as Solgrav.

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Solgrav -era:
Auringon hauta evolved from the ruins of the previous crappy black-/thrash-/death metal project in late 2001. Founding members were Janne Väätäinen (guitar, vocals) and Sakari Harju (guitar). Auringon hauta was one of the options for the name, but instead of that original Finnish title, band decided that the Swedish/Norwegian equivalent, Solgrav, sounded better (for some unknown reason). So the name Solgrav was finally chosen. The name comes from a finnish/estonian legend and means “The grave of the sun”. In the beginning the music was heavily inflluenced by dark- / black metal bands such as Immortal, Thy Serpent, Troll, Rotting Christ and (old) Dimmu Borgir .

“Pohjoisen Hämärän Sarastus” was the first demo, released in spring 2002 and limited to only 40 copies. The same spring Lari Hammarberg joined the ranks as a drummer, replacing drum-machine that was used on the first demo. Before the recordings of the second demo, Sakari Harju had left the band because his lack of time and motivation. “Noitakansa”, the second demo, was recorded again as a duo, and released in spring 2003 with a pressing of 200 copies. This time the sound was at least a little more mature, and the demo got pretty good feedback overall.

In the summer 2003 the band founded Taneli Kejonen to master the 7-string guitar and thus the sound evolved yet again to more original direction. Niko Kuljuntausta was also founded a little later as a new vocalist and so the 3rd. demo “Pohjola kotimme, luonto emomme, pimeys veljemme ja kirves turvamme” was recorded with a 4 men line-up, and released in 2004 on 299 copies.

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