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.

Summoning Discography


ABMS 001 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(Cass, Ltd) Austrian Black Metal Syndicate ABMS 003 Austria 1993 Sell This Version
ABMS 006 Pazuzu, Summoning Pazuzu, Summoning - The Urilia Text(Cass) Austrian Black Metal Syndicate ABMS 006 Austria 1994 Sell This Version
Summoning Minas Morgul (Album) Napalm Records, Napalm Records Europe 1995 Sell This Version
Summoning Lugburz (Album) Napalm Records Europe 1995 Sell This Version
Summoning Dol Guldur (Album) Napalm Records Russia 1996 Sell This Version
Summoning Nightshade Forests (MiniAlbum) Napalm Records Austria 1997 Sell This Version
Summoning Stronghold (Album) Napalm Records Austria 1999 Sell This Version
Summoning Let Mortal Heroes Sing Your Fame (Album) Napalm Records, Napalm Records US 2001 Sell This Version
Summoning Lost Tales (MiniAlbum) Napalm Records Austria 2003 Sell This Version
Summoning Oath Bound (Album) Napalm Records, Napalm Records, Napalm Records Brazil 2005 Sell This Version
Summoning Old Mornings Dawn (Album) Napalm Records, Napalm Records Austria 2013 Sell This Version


103 Summoning Nightshade Forests / Lugburz(Cass, Comp) Mystic Production 103 Poland 1997 Sell This Version
TOD010 Summoning Sounds Of Middle-Earth(5xLP, Album, Pic + Box, Comp, Ltd) Temple Of Darkness Records TOD010 Spain 2007 Sell This Version


none Summoning Promo '94(Cass, S/Sided, Ltd) Not On Label (Summoning Self-Released) none Austria 1994 Sell This Version
none Summoning Lugburz - Demo 94(Cass, S/Sided) Not On Label (Summoning Self-Released) none Austria 1994 Sell This Version
none Summoning Minas Morgul(Cass, Promo) Not On Label (Summoning Self-Released) none Austria 1995 Sell This Version

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November 1, 2016
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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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