Origin: Finland
Genres: Progressive Metal, Power Metal
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Divercia formed in 1994, initially known as Lost In Twilight. By 1998 a lineup was set (minus a vocalist), and they decided to record their first album, Descending Mist, as an instrumental album. A year later they acquired a vocalist, and in 2001 they released Planeteer, still as Lost In Twilight. The following year they signed to Hammerheart Records, and at that time they changed name to Divercia, and have since released two more albums. Their style, as heard on their recent Cycle Of Zero album, seems to slot somewhere between power metal and prog metal, but they really aren't either -- they thankfully don't have the happy choruses and rollicking drums/riffs of so many Euro power metal bands, and though the keyboards give them a prog edge, they don't really fit there either. Divercia therefore is one of those familiar yet original bands, the kind that draw from several influences but don't fall prey to cloning another band or genre. Still a young band, these guys could have a strong future in front of them.

Current Members

Jyri Aarniva


Jarno Laakso


Sami Inkiläinen


Jukka Hoffrén


Janne Hänninen


Teemu Laitinen

drums (Thy Serpent, ex-Throne Of Chaos)

Jarno Hänninen



Descending Mist 
1998 self-released
  1. Twilights Call (Intro)
  2. Fountain Of Dreams
  3. As Mist Descends
  4. Paralyzing Agony
  5. Forest Of Frozen Time
  6. Circle Of Eternal Sorrow
  7. Tranquility Before The Storm
  • Jarno Laakso
  • Sami Inkiläinen
  • Janne Hänninen
  • Jarno Hänninen

(EP) Planeteer 
2001 Sound Riot
  1. Planeteer
  2. As Mist Descends
  3. Lost Generation
  4. Vaya Con Diablos
  • Jyri Aarniva
  • Jarno Laakso
  • Sami Inkiläinen
  • Jukka Hoffrén
  • Janne Hänninen
  • Jarno Hänninen

Modus Operandi 
2002 Hammerheart
  1. Lead in
  2. Transylvanian (love)
  3. Everlasting
  4. The Heart of Atlantis
  5. As Mist Descends
  6. Modus Operandi
  7. To Forgive
  8. Hollowed
  9. Eighthundred and seventynine
  10. Vaya con Diablos
  11. Planeteer
  • Jyri Aarniva
  • Jarno Laakso
  • Sami Inkiläinen
  • Jukka Hoffrén
  • Janne Hänninen
  • Jarno Hänninen

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Metal Observer 

Cycle Of Zero 
. Karmageddon Media
  1. Of Steel And Man
  2. Iron Hearted Cross
  3. Overwhelming
  4. Cycle Of Zero
  5. Underground
  6. 62
  7. 2nd Ghost
  8. Start At The End
  9. God For Gold
  • Jyri Aarniva
  • Jarno Laakso
  • Sami Inkiläinen
  • Jukka Hoffrén
  • Teemu Laitinen
  • Jarno Hänninen

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 


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