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Herja is a four-piece metal band formed in 2018 in Turku, Finland.

Herja’s music combines elements from wide array of different music genres, all the way from progressive metal to Finnish melancholy to catchy pop-like melodies and their Finnish lyrics draw inspiration from everyday life’s hardships with some folklore and fairytales sprinkled on top.

Herja’s debut-EP Kurjia Iltasatuja was released in November 2022.

Herja band photo


Mika Pääskynen

Mika Pääskynen – laulu

Juhani Suominen

Juhani Suominen – kitara & taustalaulu

Jean-Nicolas ”Nico” Sauvé

Jean-Nicolas “Nico” Sauvé – rummut

Ville Ihander

Ville Ihander – basso