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Avathar (band)

Background Information
OriginOjakkala, Finland
GenreEpic Atmospheric Black metal, Tolkien metal
Years active2000-present
Current membersWitch king
Dragon Hunter
Former membersEmerwen

Avathar is a Finnish epic/atmospheric black metal band. Their music is inspired by the works of JRR Tolkien. They name Austrian black metal band Summoning as one of their main musical influences.


[edit] History

Avathar saw birth as a 2-man project of Witch king and Scatha. The young and enthusiastic combo began recording material inspired by Tolkien right after the millenium. They did a few brutal demos that were in fact released through Lifeless Productions in the U.S as c-cassettes. These recordings do not have much in common with the Avathar sound of today but the unique, epic and raw sound is something that has remained, and will remain in the future.

Eventually Witch King was eager to try and make avathar a live unit, a band. Through various line-up changes and whatnot, Avathar found it's current, most hearty form in the year 2009. What has happened in between of the early days of Witch King Scatha and the 7-man(and woman) formation of Avathar today is a fine pile of various types of demos, small and larger gigs and a lot of work, and the band keeps going strong, stronger than ever. Although much has changed and happened through the years, Avathar still portraits the same musical vision that spawned it in the first place, keeping the flame alive.

[edit] Discography

Date of Release Title Type
2004 Shadows Full-leght
2004 Where Light and Shadow Collide Full-leght
2005 A Storm Coming Demo
2006 Where Wicked Winds Blow Demo
2007 Beyond the Spheres of the Mortal World Demo
2008 To the Halls of Await Demo
2008 From the Other Side Demo
2008 For What Dwells Behind the Mist Demo
2009 Forlorn Demo

[edit] Line-up

  • Witch king (vox)
  • Scatha (synths)
  • Bolg (bass)
  • Daeron (guitars 2005-2007, drums 2007->)
  • Dain (guitars)
  • Dragon Hunter (guitars 2007-)
  • Miriel (female vox 2009-)

[edit] Former Members

  • Emerwen (synths 2005-2009)
  • Finduilas (female vox 2006-2009)
  • Thalion (drums 2005-2007)

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