The three siblings of dark music: black metal, dark ambient, and dungeon synth, are rarely seen together unless it has something to with Summoning, the Father of Tolkien Metal. In December a new tribute will be made through Wolfspell Records and we at Resounding Footsteps it would be prudent to give you a run down of all the players involved in this massive undertaking.
Mesarthim is an Atmospheric Black Metal band from Australia. They formed in 2015 and released 2 full length albums, Isolate and .- -… … . -. -.-. . . The members of this band are unknown.
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Druadan Forest is a one-man project that was started by V-Khaoz and is from Hyvinkaa, Finland. The style that is played is Epic Black Metal/Ambient. Druadan Forest was formed in 1998 and was active until 1999. In that time period 3 demos were released. In 2016, Druadan Forest started back up and released an EP as well as their full length album, The Loremasters Time.
Druadan Forest’s Metal Archives Profile
Azaghal is a black metal band hailed from Hyvinkaa, Finland. Azaghal was formed in 1995 by guitarist Narquth and drummer Kalma, later known as Vrtx and V-Khaoz. Azaghal was known as Belfegor, 1995-?, and Nargoventor, 1997-1998. They couldn’t keep the name of Belfegor because of the band Belphegor from Austria. Azaghal derives from the Tolkien mythology which is a name of a dwarf king. They have released multiple splits as well as full length albums since 1998. Their latest album, Madon sanat, was released in 2015.
Azaghal’s Metal Archives Profile
Sakristei is a dungeon synth band that hails from Athens, Greece
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Thy Light is a two man band that is from Sao Paulo, Brazil. Paolo Bruno does all the instruments as well as the vocals whereas Alex Witchfinder does all the lyrics for Thy Light. They are a depressive black metal band that was formed in 2005. In the years of being active they have release one demo and one full length album. They was a mishap with an album known as The Call of the Dark Forest. It was mislabeled as being Thy Light material but in actuality was from Sergulath, a band that Paolo was a part of.
Thy Light’s Metal Archives Profile
Oþalan (Othalan) is a Pagan/Atmospheric Black Metal that is from Sweden. Othalan was formed in 2014 and have a split with Kalmankantaja that was released in 2015. There were three members of the band in the beginning and now it is a one man band.
Oþalan’s Metal Archives Profile
Evilfeast is a one man band that was started by GrimSpirit and is from Otwock, Poland. Evilfeast’s style is Atmospheric Black Metal. Evilfeast was formed in 1996 but was under a different name. 1996-1998 Evilfeast was known as Darkfeast. Evilfeast didn’t release anything until 2002. The project has four full length albums. GrimSpirit runs his own label called Funeral Sound Productions.
Evilfeast’s Metal Archives Profile
Demonic Slaughter is a black metal band from Lublin, Poland. They formed in 2006 and in that time they have released 6 full length albums.
Demonic Slaughter’s Metal Archives Profile
Kalmankantaja is a black metal band that hails from Hyvinkaa, Finland. They formed in 2011 and have been busy making music since the get go. In the time they have formed, Kalmankantaja has released 9 full length albums, of which 4 of them were released in the same year. They have multiple splits as well as EPs. Grim666 has been with the band since the beginning and does all the guitar and bass portions for the studio albums. V-Khaoz, Druadan Forest, has joined just this year to be the drummer.
Kalmankantaja’s Metal Archives Profile
Galdur is a one man project from Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine. Galdur plays fantasy ambient/dungeon synth. It is safe to say that Severoth, the musician behind Galdur, is influenced by Tolkien by the way the music sounds and the artwork of the albums.
Galdur’s Facebook Page
Wyrd is a black/fold/doom metal band from Hyvinkaa, Finland. Most of the members of this band are from Azaghal. Wyrd was formed in 1998. They have released 9 full length albums. The most recent one is Death of the Sun, which was released in 2016. They also released a split with Kalmankantaja in 2016.
Wyrd’s Metal Archives Profile
Avathar is an Epic Black/Folk Metal band from Ojakkala, Finland. Avathar was formed in 2000 and was started off as a two piece project by Witch King and Scatha. Summer of 2005 the band received more artists. They have two full length albums that were released in 2004. After that they have been making demos. Avathar is influenced by the works of J.R.R Tolkien.
Avathar’s Metal Archives Profile
Wędrujący Wiatr (Wandering Wind in their native Polish) is a band formed by two men from Poland. Razor, who does the drums, vocals, keyboards and lyrics, and W., who does the guitars, bass and lyrics, formed the band in 2011. They have released 2 full length albums one of which, o turniach, jeziorach I nocnych szlakach, was released in 2016. Wędrujący Wiatr is an Atmospheric Black Metal band.
Wędrujący Wiatr’s Metal Archives Profile
Midnight Odyssey is a one man project from Brasbane, Queensland Australia. Midnight Odyssey is an Ambient/Atmospheric Black Metal project. Dis Pater, founder of Midnight Odyssey, started in 2007 and has released 2 full length albums. Both Full length albums consisted of two CDs and the total play time of over 2 hours. Two demos were self-released, The Forest Mourners in 2008 and Firmament in 2009. Both demos were re-released in 2010 by Kunsthauch Records and I, Voidhanger Records respectively. Midnight Odyssey also did a cover of Cosmic Keys to My Creations and Times for Emperor’s tribute album, In Honour of Icon E – A tribute to Emperor.
Midnight Odyssey’s Metal Archives Profile
Mirkwood is an Atmospheric Black Metal band from California. The band was formed by A.K. and N.B. in 2005. The band does not have any full length albums. They have done 3 demos, a split and a compilation.
Mirkwood’s Metal Archives Profile
Severoth is a one man project from Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine. He formed the project in 2007. His style of music is Ambient/Atmospheric Black Metal. Severoth released two full length albums which one, camithictb, was released in 2016.
Severoth’s Metal Archives Profile
Dreams of Nature is a one man project from Bogota, Columbia. L, the founder, formed the project in 2011 and plays Ambient/Atmospheric Black Metal style of music. He has 2 full length albums and a split as well as 2 demo/ep.
Dreams of Nature’s Facebook Page
Caladan Brood is an Epic/Atmospheric Black Metal band from Salt Lake City, Utah. The band was formed in 2008 by Shield Anvil, does the keyboards, vocals, guitars, bass and programming, and Moral Sword, who does the vocals, guitars and keyboards. The band has only one full length album, Echoes of Battle, which was released in 2013. The band name is taken from an eponymous warlord in Steven Erikson’s Malazan Book of the Fallen fantasy novels.
Caladan Brood’s Metal Archives Profile
Emyn Muil is a one man project that hails from Italy. Saverio Giove, or Nartum, formed the project in 2012. He plays an Epic Black Metal style of music. Emyn Muil has one full length album, Turin Turambar Dagnir Glaurunga, which was released in 2013. The name Emyn Muil is taken from a vast, seemingly impenetrable maze of rocky crags in the region of Rhovanion in J.R.R Tolkien’s Middle-earth, where Frodo and Sam met Gollum.
Emyn Muil’s Metal Archives Profile
Eldamar is a one-man project from Askim, Norway. Mathias Hemmingby, founder of Eldamar, formed the project in 2015. He released a full length album, The Force of the Ancient Land, in 2016. Eldamar plays an Atmospheric/Ambient Black Metal style music.
Eldamar’s Metal Archives Profile
Elderwind started off as a one man project from Yekaterinburg, Russia. The project was formed in 2009 by Persy Vyacheslav. He plays an Atmospheric Black Metal/Dark Ambient style of music for Elderwind. In 2012 Andrey joined Persy and did the Drums for Elderwind. Elderwind has a full length album that was released in 2012 and a split released in 2014.
Elderwind’s Metal Archives Profile
“In Mordor Where the Shadows Are – Homage to Summoning” will be available through Wolfspell Records on December 15, 2016 and is available for pre-order now.