2007 – present (11 years)
When Bitter Spring Sleeps is a folk metal band from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, currently consisting of Lord Sardonyx on all instruments and vocals. To date, the band has released three full-length albums, a demo, a split with Panopticon, and a digital anthology containing most of the songs from the demo and split. The band's early material was black metal, but the tremolo picking and harsh vocals are respectively toned down and completely absent on the band's full-length albums.
Official band biography from the original demo:
Black Metal Rituals inspired by, performed and recorded in a nature preserve environment blending true night sounds and black metal - Nature sounds in the live tracks are NOT samples mixed with the music - but the actual surrounding atmosphere while the music was being performed and recorded.in the forest. When Bitter Spring Sleeps is an ultimate atmospheric black metal experiment to commune with nature in a truly pagan and ritualistic manner. Organic analog beauty drawing main influences from Nature, Ritual, Paysage D'Hiver, Njiqahdda, Darkspace.
When Bitter Spring Sleeps 2008 Demo CD is a Limited All-Black Pro-CDr with aged parchment paper Jewel Case Artwork (every copy unique). Each copy is infused with ritual majick, fire and incense and available only at http://www.PaganFlames.com
PANOPTICON / WHEN BITTER SPRING SLEEPS - Split Full-length (Late 2009)
This will be a Lundr records / Pagan Flames Productions release featuring several tracks from each band as well as one collaborative track from both bands.
2008 - When Bitter Spring Sleeps (demo)
2010 - Panopticon/When Bitter Spring Sleeps (split)
2013 - Coven of the Wolves
2015 - Spirit in Flames
2017 - She Will Not Mourn Your Passing (anthology)
2017 - Star-Thrown
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