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The story of YEARNING began at the turn of 1994/ 1995 when during some gloomy winterday of Finland two individuals, guitarist/ vocalist J. Palomäki and drummer T. Kristian decided to satisfy their burning desire for dark and emotional Metal music.
They started under a name FLEGETON, which was taken from Dante Alighieris (1265-1321) most famous work Divina commedia, representing a part in the construction of inferno.
Few songs were already written and after awhile of searching they found another guitarist Tero Kalliomäki and made a 4-track tape called ‘Trough the Desolate Lands’.

Material on this tape could be described as melodic dark/ death metal and as these songs suffered from a lack of originality it wasn’t widely distributed.

In July ‘95 band went to MDM -studio, Tampere with their new bassplayer Mr. Woodland. Result, ‘The Temple of Sagal’ -demo was a huge step forward with clean and harmonic vocals, acoustic guitars, keyboards and most of all a handtouching sorrowful atmosphere.

Demo contains following songs:
1. Silent Caves
2. Obliteration
3. The Temple of Sagal
4. In the Hands of Storm.

These songs were widely praised by enthusiasts of melancholic and mighty music. It also caused a record dealoffer from a French based label HOLY Records. Band agreed and contracted to HOLY c. for a two full-lenght albums.

In February ‘96 band went to Tico-Tico -studios, Kemi with their new material.
At this point a name was changed to YEARNING, because their old name didn’t represent nor described the overwhelming amount of feeling, which has become their trademark nowadays.


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  • DeaThMaH


    19 Dec 2014 Reply
  • malhateg

    Perharps the most beautiful music I've ever heard. Unearthly.

    25 Nov 2014 Reply
  • ArrTheMesia

    Thank you, Juhani... [2]

    8 Jan 2014 Reply
  • slasia

    @alejandrofx Yeah... and the name fits perfectly to lyrics they present.

    7 Jan 2014 Reply
  • alejandrofx


    4 Jan 2014 Reply
  • Sorrowful_shade

    I don't have any problem with the vocals, actually I really love Juhani's voice. Anyway, both of his projects are really Doom Metal masterpieces.

    23 Oct 2013 Reply
  • defnoob

    the vocalist fucking blows and brings the music down.

    17 Oct 2013 Reply
  • dastrevas

    hear "Witherspoon Tragedies Adorned" and this singer and very bad.

    3 Aug 2013 Reply
  • codciv2002

    Yearning can't be compared to any other band. it's the most original and atmospheric.. Juhani was a genious... [2] Yes, We can call YEARNING as an underrated musical project/band.... 9.000 listeners here? Palomäki was a great composer and the guest musicians very good... One of the best DOOM acts: depressive, epic, atmospheric, unique, sad, technical, etc.

    18 Apr 2013 Reply
  • mowcow666

    great music and totaly underrated , the band history is just too sad....

    29 Mar 2013 Reply
  • chierules

    Still you are here... with us, with our pain!

    20 Jan 2013 Reply
  • c0dBulgaria

    Thank you, Juhani...

    26 May 2012 Reply
  • Gothickque

    You can find here dark / gothic metal songs mostly. And maybe some other gloomy and atmospheric music genres...

    21 Apr 2012 Reply
  • Moorlands_ghost

    Yearning can't be compared to any other band. it's the most original and atmospheric.. Juhani was a genious...

    31 Mar 2012 Reply
  • NixEverAfter

    One of the best bands I've ever heard, one of the most original too. I simply can't classify Yearning as just a Doom Metal band, they're beyond this, they have a style I've never heard in any other band.

    5 Mar 2012 Reply
  • Neue_regel_

    Share sth common with Sentenced.. both Finnish..both lost lost guitarist due to suicide. Great band though....

    11 Jan 2012 Reply
  • malhateg

    MinstrelKnight, I officially love you. Could you tab Sphere of Disgust, please?

    30 Oct 2011 Reply
  • BlackMorticia

    great band, r.i.p. Juhani

    26 Oct 2011 Reply
  • Racer100500

    I can not believe... Great musician. :( [2]

    4 Jun 2011 Reply
  • d3idr3

    He's left us such a beautiful legacy...

    8 May 2011 Reply
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