Summoning

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Summoning was formed in Austria in 1993 by Protector (vocals, guitar, keyboard), Silenius (vocals, bass, keyboard) and Trifixion (drums). They are considered the parents of Tolkiean Black Metal. Two demos, "Anno Mortiri Domini" and "Upon the Viking's Stallion", were made the following year and soon the band was signed to Napalm Records where they released their first full-length album, "Lugburz", which featured Pazuzu, in 1995. After the release Trifixion was kicked out of the band and since then the band focused on keyboard elements rather than drums which was shown on the following album "Minas Morgul" which was also released in 1995.

"Dol Guldur", the third album, followed in 1997 and once again the lyrics were inspired by Tolkien themes. The EP "Nightshade Forests" was also released that year and contained songs that didn't make it on "Dol Guldur". After two years silence the band then released "Stronghold", which featured Tania Borsky, in 1999. "Let Mortal Heroes Sing Your Fame" came in 2001 and was followed by the EP "Lost Tales" in 2003.

In 2006, Summoning released their 6th full-length album with the sort title "Oathbound". Summoning changed the guitar style and moved to a more opened, floating style in contrary to the staccato style of the album and used more choirs than before.

In 2011, Silenius got a heart infarction which nearly brought Summoning to an end, but with the psychical rehabilitation a new flame arose and Silenius started to compose new material along with Protector. In the year 2013, seven years after the last output, "Old Mornings Dawn" saw the light of day. The music of OMD got a much clearer sound, focusing more on details than before. The guitars got deeper and became more old school black metal styled than on all albums before.
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ABMS 001 Summoning - Anno Mortiri Domini 1959 album art Summoning Anno Mortiri Domini 1959(Cass, S/Sided, Ltd) Austrian Black Metal Syndicate ABMS 001 Austria 1993 Sell This Version
ABMS 003 Summoning - Upon The Viking Stallion album art Summoning Upon The Viking Stallion(Cass, Ltd) Austrian Black Metal Syndicate ABMS 003 Austria 1993 Sell This Version
Summoning - Minas Morgul album art Summoning Minas Morgul (Album) Napalm Records, Napalm Records Europe 1995 Sell This Version
Summoning - Lugburz album art Summoning Lugburz (Album) Napalm Records Europe 1995 Sell This Version
Summoning - Dol Guldur album art Summoning Dol Guldur (Album) Napalm Records Austria 1997 Sell This Version
Summoning - Nightshade Forests album art Summoning Nightshade Forests (MiniAlbum) Napalm Records Austria 1997 Sell This Version
Summoning - Stronghold album art Summoning Stronghold (Album) Napalm Records Austria 1999 Sell This Version
Summoning - Let Mortal Heroes Sing Your Fame album art Summoning Let Mortal Heroes Sing Your Fame (Album) Napalm Records US 2001 Sell This Version
Summoning - Lost Tales album art Summoning Lost Tales (MiniAlbum) Napalm Records Austria 2003 Sell This Version
Summoning - Oath Bound album art Summoning Oath Bound (Album) Napalm Records Brazil 2005 Sell This Version
Summoning - Old Mornings Dawn album art Summoning Old Mornings Dawn (Album) Napalm Records, Napalm Records Austria 2013 Sell This Version
Summoning - With Doom We Come album art Summoning With Doom We Come (Album) Napalm Records Brazil 2018 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

none Summoning - Of Pale White Morns And Darkened Eves album art Summoning Of Pale White Morns And Darkened Eves(7", Ltd, TP) Napalm Records none Austria 2013 Sell This Version

Compilations

103 Summoning - Nightshade Forests / Lugburz album art Summoning Nightshade Forests / Lugburz(Cass, Comp) Mystic Production 103 Poland 1997 Sell This Version
RMG 1507 MP3 Summoning - MP3 Collection album art Summoning MP3 Collection(CD-ROM, Comp) RMG Records RMG 1507 MP3 Russia 2005 Sell This Version
TOD010 Summoning - Sounds Of Middle-Earth album art Summoning Sounds Of Middle-Earth(5xLP, Album, Pic + Box, Comp, Ltd) Temple Of Darkness Records TOD010 Spain 2007 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

ABMS 006 Summoning - The Urilia Text album art Pazuzu, Summoning Pazuzu, Summoning - The Urilia Text(Cass) Austrian Black Metal Syndicate ABMS 006 Austria 1994 Sell This Version
none Summoning - Promo '94 album art Summoning Promo '94(Cass, S/Sided, Ltd) Not On Label (Summoning Self-Released) none Austria 1994 Sell This Version
none Summoning - Lugburz - Demo 94 album art Summoning Lugburz - Demo 94(Cass, S/Sided) Not On Label (Summoning Self-Released) none Austria 1994 Sell This Version

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zoomoo318

zoomoo318

October 26, 2018
sucks how the vinyl are only really on the napalm euro store not on the american store as well, could save a bit on shipping and whatnot that way
FuneralCoach

FuneralCoach

November 1, 2016
edited over 2 years ago
i own 4 Gold version Lp (from the label!!! ) 1.Minas,..2.Stronghold,..3.Let Mortal....,4 Dol G...,.all four Gold version : loud crackling,pops, factory defect..(still after cleaning..not once!!!)....Nightshade Forests (Copper),Lost Tale (Green),Oath Bound (Forest Green),Old Mornings Dawn (Forest Green) They are GREAT pressing!!.. Nov.25 re-pressing on Black version you can pre-order from Napalm Records Austria! 500 copy each album (Minas,..Lugburz,.Dol Guldur,.Stronghold,..Let Mortal Heroes Sing Your Fame,.Oath Bound)

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