Mournful Lines

Mournful Lines (Alternative Metal) - Finland

Mournful Lines was formed early 2013 in Oulu, Finland. With long and determined work the band has found its own unique sound that consists of two lead vocalists, smashing keyboards, and symphonic and pop elements mixed with overall melancholic atmosphere. Despite metal being the foundation of the band’s music, it is not easy to put Mournful Lines in one specific genre. The band has gained over 1k followers on Facebook, and YouTube’s most streamed video just hit 8k mark. The band’s 2nd full-length album just hit 16.5k streams on Spotify, and the debut is about to hit 15k.

The band is currently working on its 3rd album entitled SAGA with a German producer. The plan is to release the upcoming album in three different partitions, which all have a theme and all those three parts form one big entity that also has a theme. Themes on this album revolve around love, mental illness, depression, death, and searching for a place where to belong. A total of three singles were chosen to represent the album.

Upcoming Shows:
More shows coming soon.

"Pale Dead Walls" Single Review
The track begins with an atmospheric build before blasting into a Symphonic Metal sound to Nightwish or Lacuna Coil. The first verse drives full speed ahead with a steady pace and melody. The dual vocal chorus kicks things up a few notches and immeditaly grabs the attention of the listener. Before the second verse is an aggressive part that lets loose. The second verse features female melodic vocals and builds even more depth. The bridge builds ambience before the chorus gently kicks back in to close things out.

Mournful Lines pulverize the Melodic Alternative Metal genre with their newest single.

"Marionette" Single Review
The track kicks right in with an upbeat symphonic Metal sound that leads straight into the first verse. The melodies are sky high and on point throughout. The dual vocals add depth to the track and help build multiple layers. The explosive riffs are upbeat and help the toe tapping appeal go off the charts. The track is super catchy and has the potiental to catch the ear of Rock/Metal radio worldwide.

Their newest single is a wonderful showcase of their signature sound.

-Interview- (10/20/20)
1. How did you get started with music and how did you develop your sound? Who thought of the name “Mournful Lines" and is there any meaning behind it?

Somehow Finland is country of melodic heavy music (as Nightwish, Sonata Arctica etc) Music is the key to bring out your thoughts and feelings. Somehow music works as therapeutic tool for handling all the things on your mind. Mournful Lines is band, but also it’s a story of true life. All tracks are written from true life of people near by band members.

Our guitarist/vocalist came up with the name. Actually the meaning behind the name was first a "lucky accident" if you will. Markus used a dictionary and searched for a proper word to descripe a melancholic atmosphere. Mournful came up and with a bit of googling, there already was several bands with that name so Markus decided to add a synonym to a word lyrics. That is how Mournful Lines was born.

It has taken a lot of time, effort, few trials and errors while searching for own unique sound.

2. What do you want people to take away from your music?

We hope that people can relate to the music and especially to the lyrics in a way they feel safe and that they feel like they have someone as a peer support. Then we can safely say, that the listener has found the soul in our music and lyrics.

3. How would you describe your sound to the average listener?

Alternative melancholic metal/rock that with modern pop elements.

4. Who are three bands you’d like to tour with?

Nightwish, Battle Beast & Amaranthe.

5. What are your three desert island albums that you'd never get tired of listening to?

Nightwish - Dark Passion Play, Trivium - Shogun, HIM - Greatest lovesongs vol. 666

6. What’s your take on the current state of Metal?

Metal is currently in some kind of culmination point. More and more metal bands are breaking through to the mainstream hand in hand with pop music.

7. What’s the current music scene like there in Finland?

Here in Finland unfortunately some of the big venues are out of action nowadays, but despite that, there still are people that go to see their favorite bands and keep the livescene alive!

8. What’s your take on the royalties that streaming services pay out to artists?


9. What’s next for Mournful Lines?

Mournful Lines is currently working on its 3rd album, which is entitled "Saga". The upcoming album contains 3 parts that all have their own theme. 1st single "Marionette" will be out 30.10.2020!

10. Any shoutouts?

Stay safe and healthy! See you on the road :).