Biography

Vortech was founded in January 2000 by Juha Untinen and Tero Konola. The original style was decidedly more traditional heavy metal, with added electronic elements. Over the years the style would evolve into more extreme forms of metal, drawing influence from groups such as Fear Factory, The Amenta and Sonic Mayhem. The current sound can be described as Industrial Death Metal.

Prior to 2009, the group had played live only once, but starting from summer 2009, a number of shows were performed as a two-piece, consisting of Juha Untinen and Matti Särkimäki. With the aid of technology, the pair provided an energetic show worthy of a full 5-piece group in sonic qualities, performing to much intrigued audiences in Northern Finland.

To coincide with active live performing, the first three full length releases were self-released on CD, along with other merchandise, and were sold at a steady pace. In late 2010, Ville Miinala joined the band to play drums, first appearing on record with the release of the latest album, Devoid of Life. The album also features the new vocalist, Mikko Nikula, who joined Vortech in early 2012. The band has just released their 7th full length album, ...of What Remains, returning to the familiar Industrial Death Metal style!

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Current Members

Juha Untinen (2000 - 2017) – Guitars, Bass, Programming, Vocals

Ville Miinala (2010 - 2017) – Drums

Mikko Nikula (2012 - 2017) – Vocals

Past Members

Matti Särkimäki (2008 - 2012) – Vocals

Tero Konola (2000 - 2004) – Drums, Bass

Guest Artists

Mary Rose Viray (2014) – Vocals on The Occlusion track 7

Mikko Nurmos (2008) – Spoken Vocals on Deep Beneath track 8

Lukas Pearsall (2007) – Vocals on Wasteland track 1

Rami Moilanen (2001) – Rehearsal Drums

Samuli Tarvainen (2001) – Live Bass

Juha Untinen

Juha Untinen

Other bands: Relativity, Coldway

Tero Konola

Tero Konola

Other bands: Arson Under the Sea, Relativity, Coldway, Kollapse

Samuli Tarvainen

Samuli Tarvainen

Other bands: Kollapse

Rami Moilanen

Rami Moilanen

Other bands: Blodsoffer, Black Mass Pervertor

Lukas Pearsall

Lukas Pearsall

Other bands: Kivimetsän Druidi, Dwale

Matti Särkimäki

Matti Särkimäki

Mikko Nurmos

Mikko Nurmos

Other bands: Arson Under the Sea, Relativity, Coldway, Kollapse

Ville Miinala

Ville Miinala

Other bands: Mors Subita, Darker Grounds, Pigmill, Coldway

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Mikko Nikula

Mikko Nikula

Other bands: Coldway