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The Merlons began their career in the early 1990s as The Merlons Of Nehemiah, based out of the university town of Erlangen, Germany. After only a few concerts, they signed to Musical Tragedies and soon released their debut CD "Cantoney". Their early sound could perhaps be described as dark folk, mixing medieval sounding songs based on various exotic and rare acoustic instruments, with modern independent rock elements. Although the songs all sound so old, in reality The Merlons are gifted song writers, writing virtually all the songs on their albums themselves. On their first two albums, they even developed their own medieval sounding language for many of their songs and even album titles. Their fourth album found them more rock sounding, with a new bass player and songs in English. Soon after they attracted the attention of a major label, and have since released their newer, even more modern sounding albums with texts this time in German. Unfortunately, their beautiful singer Antje has since left the band, but the Merlons continue now as Merlons Lichter.

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