Die Verbannten Kinder Evas (German for "The Banished Children of Eva") is an Austrian band formed in Vienna in 1993, combining the style of neoclassical darkwave music with gothic imagery. It was created by Richard Lederer (Protector) and Michael Gregor (Silenius) from the black metal band Summoning.
Summoning is an epic atmospheric black metal band from Vienna, Austria. Their style has been described as Tolkien black metal - not without reason, for the lyrics on most of the albums they have published deal with the mythological world of J.R.R. Tolkien. The notable exception being "Stronghold", which takes its lyrical content from many of Tolkien's poems rather than directly from his novels.
Grabesmond was formed in 1995 by Protector and Peter Kubik (both are involved in well-known Austrian black metal bands). They released a limited demo titled "In schwindendem Licht". The reason why they formed Grabesmond was because they wanted to experiment how to create emotions, and dark atmospheres besides the scene they were mainly involved in.
Darkwave/ambient project of Håvard Ellefsen, better known as Mortiis. Vond contains the more depressive and darker side of Mortiis as can be cleary heard throughout his music. Discography:
* Havard-Vond 7" EP (Limited to 1000 copies) (1993)
* Selvmord (1994)
There are three artists called "Mirkwood": 1). Mirkwood is a band out California, US. They incorperate many different styles of music, ranging from black metal, classical music, folk music, and viking metal.
Mortiis is a project from Notodden, Norway fronted by Håvard Ellefsen. The name is a misspelling of the Latin word "mortis" (death). Mortiis started in 1993 as the solo project of Ellefsen as a means to convey a story. This aspect was lost over time and Mortiis slowly changed into a band.
Dargaard is a neoclassical darkwave band from Mistelbach, Austria. Typically in dark and somber moods, the music of Dargaard presents medieval and folk-like melodies, often orchestrated through the use of various instrument patches from keyboards.
1. Avathar is a Finnish epic black metal band. Their music is inspired by the works of J.R.R. Tolkien. They name Austrian black metal band Summoning as one of their main musical influences. Homepage of the band: http://avathar.org/