Originating from Bruneck, Italy, Graveworm are a melodic/symphonic black metal band with influence of gothic metal. They were formed in 1997, and are themed towards sadness, death, love and occult. Even before Graveworm released any demo they got signed by Serenades Records, who saw an incredible show of the band close to their hometown Brunico. A demo was produced straight after, featuring classic hymns like "Eternal Winds" or "When The Sky Turns Black", which were featured on their debut album "When Daylight’s Gone".
Hecate Enthroned are a black metal band from the North Wales. The band formed in 1993 under the name Daemonum by singer Jon and guitarist Nigel. After a few practices and recording a demo, vocalist Jon left the band after taking up an offer to join Cradle of Filth as their bassist. However during which time Jon was also heavily involved in the production of Dusk... and her embrace. A year or so later, Jon rejoined and they changed their name to Hecate Enthroned, this time playing a more melodic black metal style.
There are five bands using this name: 1) A thrash metal/symphonic black metal one man band from Malta. Sauron composes all of the music for Apotheosis. Although the band was formed in autumn of 1993, it wasn't until 2002 that Sauron released a full length, the four track epic Farthest From The Sun. 2) A two piece doom band from Toledo, Ohio. Their first album, 'Husk', was self-released in 2011 and they are currently (9/12) completing their second release, 'Bane'.
Cnoc An Tursa (Hill of Sorrow) are a Scottish folk/black metal Band formed in 2006 in Falkirk.
Soulgrind was born in 1992 in Finland as a melodic dark metal band playing very unique and intelligent metal. After a short existence, it got a deal from German based MMI Records (Autonomy Productions). The first release was 7“ EP titled Santa Sangre featuring unique dark industrial mixed to doom and black feelings. In 1994 the debut CD titled La Matanza, El Himno Pagano was released through the same label. Album featured much more complex and weird emotions and structures than the previous EP.
The Furious Horde are a Dark Symphonic Metal band from Essex, England, formed around October in 2003. A first Demo was recorded in November 2004. A song was recorded for the "Shards" compilation in 2005. Their first album "World Aghast" was first worked on at the end of 2005, and was due for a March launch in 2006. However, after the majority of the album was recorded, the studio was moved to Jigga Jam Studios, and the decicion was made to re-record all the tracks.
There is more than one artist with this name: 1) Redrum - (often stylized as REDRUM) is a Japanese indie/shoegaze rock band who formed in 1996 with the decisive goal of becoming a band similar to Portishead for Japan. The members of the band consist of Yumi (vocals), Tsuyoshi (guitar) and Kazi (drums). The role of bassist officially changed two times and was helmed primarily by Soto who joined the band early on and stayed until his departure in December 2004. Their catalogue of works consists of only a few proper albums, several mini albums and maxi singles.
Keep of Kalessin spawned back in 1994, under the name Ildskjaer, by the hand of Ghash and Obsidian C., later joined by Vyl and Warach. The band´s violent yet dark and epic black metal - as well as the somewhat mysterious monicker and lyrics - are inspired by the work of American fantasy writer Ursula K. Le Guin's The Earthsea Quartet. With this concept in mind, the guys recorded the first demo Skygger av Sorg in the Fall of 1996, though several problems in finding a proper rehearsal room made this task rather difficult.
There is two bands named Atonement. 1. Atonement is a death metal project from Istanbul, Turkey. 2. ATONEMENT, a Melodic Black Metal band from the suburbs of Figueira da Foz - Portugal, started to build up its dream in August 1997 with only four elements - Mário Vilas (guitars), Rui Galo (vocals), Pedro Vilas (drums) and Gualdino Galo (guitars). Later that same year a bass player (Nuno Fontes) and two keyboard players (Ana Penicheiro and Diana Gomes) joined the original group.