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Vienna, Austria (1993 – present)

Summoning is an 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.

Summoning was formed somewhere in 1993 by Silenius (Michael Gregor), Protector (Richard Lederer) and Trifixion (Alexander Trondl) who met in a pub they used to frequent. Before his activities in Summoning, Protector was playing drums in a thrash/death metal band Marlignom, that nearly got a record deal at Peaceville Records, however the band parted ways. His very first musical experience was a rock band at the age of 15 and a four year study of drums. The musical experience of Silenius was a doom metal band Shadow Vale (at 16 years old) and few years in music school studying piano. Before Summoning, Silenius was making music with Pazuzu (Raymond Wells) in a band Cromm (They made some demos that sounded like Abruptum, but never released anything else). Trifixion played in Pervertum.

Summoning made two demos (“Upon the Viking’s Stallion” and “Anno Mortiri Domini”), promo tape for “Minas Morgul” and one or two tape samplers with Pazuzu and Cromm. Most of the songs from their demos were never released or were released in different versions.

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  • voteforwinners

    they should prescribe Summoning to old guys with erectile dysfunction instead of Viagra. [3]

    29 minutes ago Reply
  • rotter2142

    this is in no way putting down the band, in fact I have come to like them, just that my primary IEMs have a shiny upper end and these recordings give me the headache. On a more warmer Sennheiser, it tames a little, though you tend to lose all the fun on those shitty cans.

    8 Sep 5:46pm Reply
  • rotter2142

    The recordings of this band are a little too bright (read hot on the treble), is this only for my copies or are the bands recording bright in general?

    8 Sep 5:44pm Reply
  • JPk-

    genial.

    4 Sep 3:40am Reply
  • TenebresBand

    https://www.facebook.com/TenebresBand

    1 Sep 8:26pm Reply
  • rocker657

    fuck yeah I love it and I need more.FEED ME!!

    30 Aug 12:10am Reply
  • Maatels

    (God)

    28 Aug 7:31pm Reply
  • inaktiverad

    Today I learned Summoning have a song titled "In the Name of the Holy Penis"

    28 Aug 11:35am Reply
  • IAmPeaceMan

    I was listening to the last album, while playing Path of Exile. Nice combo. [2] + Caladan Brood

    21 Aug 6:57pm Reply
  • The_cyrhus

    I was listening to the last album, while playing Path of Exile. Nice combo.

    18 Aug 1:30pm Reply
  • Forgotten_Woods

    Take a look at second sentence in my previous post.

    15 Aug 10:55pm Reply
  • camdeath

    i'm not joking.

    14 Aug 6:46pm Reply
  • Forgotten_Woods

    Do you really think your silly kindergarten-level jokes are funny? BTW, the only place you can jizz is your own mouth, rooster ^__^

    14 Aug 11:03am Reply
  • camdeath

    i wish i could jizz in your beard, captain.

    14 Aug 5:50am Reply
  • metalkillthekin

    Land Of The Dead!!

    14 Aug 4:34am Reply
  • Forgotten_Woods

    Don't report us about your sexual fantasies here. There's a specially reserved place for such things - Slipknot's shoutbox.

    13 Aug 10:15pm Reply
  • camdeath

    because Summoning gives one a boner... duh.

    13 Aug 2:53am Reply
  • Forgotten_Woods

    Lol, there are a thousands ways to describe Summoning's greatness, but you chose the most stupid one. Why should anybody care about old geezers with erectile dysfunction?

    13 Aug 1:12am Reply
  • D3athi

    they should prescribe Summoning to old guys with erectile dysfunction instead of Viagra. [2]

    10 Aug 12:15pm Reply
  • camdeath

    they should prescribe Summoning to old guys with erectile dysfunction instead of Viagra.

    9 Aug 4:36pm Reply
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