History Music / Summoning

9th Feb '18 3:09:13 PM CassandraLeo
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Former members include:

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Former members and session include:




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* David Seys - Guest narration on ''Old Mornings Dawn''
* Erika Szücs - Guest vocals on ''Old Mornings Dawn'' and ''With Doom We Come''



* EchoingAcoustics: Couldn't really be much more [[BuffySpeak echo-y]].



* EpicRocking: Most Summoning songs clock in at 7 minutes or more. The longest as of 2015 is "Land of the Dead", which is nearly thirteen minutes long.

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* EpicRocking: Most It's rare for a Summoning songs clock in at 7 minutes or more. song to ''not'' be an example of this trope (they are referred to as "epic black metal", after all). The longest as of 2015 2018 is "Land of the Dead", which is nearly thirteen runs for 12:50. Over the eight-minute mark:
** ''Minas Morgul'': "The Passing of the Grey Company" (9:16), "Marching Homewards" (8:11) "Dor Daedeloth" (10:16)
** ''Dol Goldur'': "Nightshade Forests" (10:49), "Elfstone" (10:51), "Khazad-dûm" (10:58), "Kôr" (11:00), "Unto a Long Glory..." (9:37), "Over Old Hills" (8:58)
** ''Nightshade Forests'': "Mirkwood" (9:45), "Kortirion Among the Trees" (8:58)
** ''Stronghold'': "The Rotting Horse on the Deadly Ground" (8:26), "A Distant Flame Before the Sun" (9:43)
** ''Let Mortal Heroes Sing Your Fame'': "In Hollow Halls Beneath the Fells" (8:57), "The Mountain King's Return" (8:53), "Farewell" (9:19)
** ''Lost Tales'': "Arcenstone" (9:17)
** ''Oath Bound'': "Across the Streaming Tide" (10:20), "Mirdautas Vras" (8:14), "Might and Glory" (8:26), "Beleriand" (9:28), "Northward" (8:40), "Menegroth" (8:12), "Land of the Dead" (12:50) (special mention for every song except the intro being at least eight
minutes long.long)
** ''Old Mornings Dawn'': "Old Mornings Dawn" (9:31), "The White Tower" (9:36), "Caradhras" (9:32), "Of Pale White Morns and Darkened Eves" (8:23), "The Wandering Fire" (8:03), "Earthshine" (9:33)
** ''With Doom We Come'': "Silvertine" (8:54), "Carcharoth" (9:20), "Mirklands" (11:01), "With Doom I Come" (11:19)


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** A [[DownplayedTrope less pronounced case]] with ''Old Mornings Dawn'', where their sound somehow got even lusher and a bit more more medieval. ''With Doom We Come'' carries on in a similar style.


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* ThoseTwoGuys: Given that they've been a two-man band since their second album.
13th Oct '17 2:39:40 PM BronyoftheOctaves
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They announced a comeback in 2012, and the new album ''Old Mornings Dawn'' was finally released in summer 2013. The band's eighth album will reportedly be released in 2016.


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They announced a comeback in 2012, and the new album ''Old Mornings Dawn'' was finally released in summer 2013. The band's eighth album will reportedly be released in 2016.

2016, but was later on changed to 2018, to much fanfare.






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\n* ''With Doom We Come'' (2018)

16th Dec '15 10:06:23 PM CassandraLeo
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* ShoutOut: Most of their lyrics are inspired by Tolkien. They've also adapted lyrics from other authors, such as Creator/WilliamWordsworth and Sir Walter Scott, and some lyrics on ''Let Mortal Heroes Sing Your Fame'' were inspired by Creator/MichaelMoorcock's Eternal Champion.
* SopranoAndGravel: Their vocals are mostly the typical MetalScream expected from BlackMetal, but they use clean choirs on some albums (mostly performed entirely by Protector and Silenius) as well. A good example is the title track of ''Old Mornings Dawn''. Additionally, one song, "Where Hope and Daylight Die", contains entirely clean singing from Protector's ex-girlfriend, Tania Borsky.
16th Dec '15 10:01:01 PM CassandraLeo
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They announced a comeback in 2012, and the new album ''Old Mornings Dawn'' was finally released in summer 2013.


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They announced a comeback in 2012, and the new album ''Old Mornings Dawn'' was finally released in summer 2013.

2013. The band's eighth album will reportedly be released in 2016.




* EpicRocking: Most Summoning songs clock in at 7 minutes or more.

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* EpicRocking: Most Summoning songs clock in at 7 minutes or more. The longest as of 2015 is "Land of the Dead", which is nearly thirteen minutes long.
20th Aug '15 9:16:15 PM CassandraLeo
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** Especially "Mirdautas Vras", which is [[http://www.lyricstime.com/summoning-mirdautas-vras-lyrics.html just as threatening as it sounds]] once translated.

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** Especially "Mirdautas Vras", which is [[http://www.[[https://web.archive.org/web/20080203125738/http://www.lyricstime.com/summoning-mirdautas-vras-lyrics.html just as threatening as it sounds]] once translated.
20th Aug '15 9:57:04 AM CassandraLeo
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* LoudnessWar: The CDs from ''Stronghold'' onward were clipped. Vinyl editions, such as ''Old Mornings Dawn'', often got separate masters that were free from this problem.

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* LoudnessWar: The CDs [=CDs=] from ''Stronghold'' onward were clipped. Vinyl editions, such as ''Old Mornings Dawn'', often got separate masters that were free from this problem.
20th Aug '15 9:56:40 AM CassandraLeo
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* LoudnessWar: The CDs from ''Stronghold'' onward were clipped. Vinyl editions, such as ''Old Mornings Dawn'', often got separate masters that were free from this problem.
20th Aug '15 9:55:45 AM CassandraLeo
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* BadassBoast: ''Farewell''

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* AlbumIntroTrack: Basically all albums have them.
* BadassBoast: ''Farewell''"Farewell"



** Especially ''Mirdautas Vras'', which is [[http://www.lyricstime.com/summoning-mirdautas-vras-lyrics.html just as threatening as it sounds]] once translated.
* BlackSpeech: ''Mirdautas Vras''

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** Especially ''Mirdautas Vras'', "Mirdautas Vras", which is [[http://www.lyricstime.com/summoning-mirdautas-vras-lyrics.html just as threatening as it sounds]] once translated.
* BlackSpeech: ''Mirdautas Vras''"Mirdautas Vras"



* {{Fanfare}}: ''Mirdautas Vras'' is a rare example of a '''villainous''' fanfare, and qualifies as {{Crowning Music Of Awesome}}. Listen [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5IMCH7INcE here]].
** ''Bauglir'' might count as a fanfare as well.

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* {{Fanfare}}: ''Mirdautas Vras'' "Mirdautas Vras" is a rare example of a '''villainous''' fanfare, and qualifies as {{Crowning Music Of of Awesome}}. Listen [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5IMCH7INcE here]].
** ''Bauglir'' "Bauglir" might count as a fanfare as well.



* IAmSong: ''Farewell''

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* IAmSong: ''Farewell''"Farewell"



* InstrumentalThemeTune: Each album traditionally starts with a short instrumental piece.

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* InstrumentalThemeTune: Each album traditionally starts with a short instrumental piece. Some other songs are instrumentals as well.



* ShaggyDogStory: ''Northward''

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* ShaggyDogStory: ''Northward''"Northward"



* TheCoverChangesTheMeaning: ''The Shadow Lies Frozen On The Hills''. By taking the more sinister verses as lyrics and adding {{Psycho Strings}}, they turn a hobbit walking song into {{Nightmare Fuel}}.

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* TheCoverChangesTheMeaning: ''The "The Shadow Lies Frozen On The Hills''.on the Hills". By taking the more sinister verses as lyrics and adding {{Psycho Strings}}, they turn a hobbit walking song into {{Nightmare Fuel}}.



* TitleOfTheDead: ''Land of the Dead'', the final song of ''Oath Bound''.
* VillainSong: ''Mirdautas Vras'' is meant to be narrated by [[EvilOverlord Sauron]].
* VoiceOfTheLegion: The choir segments in ''Farewell'', ''Might and Glory'' and ''Land of the Dead'' are actually sung by just Lederer and Gregor, with a reverberation effect.

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* TitleOfTheDead: ''Land "Land of the Dead'', Dead", the final song of ''Oath Bound''.
* VillainSong: ''Mirdautas Vras'' "Mirdautas Vras" is meant to be narrated by [[EvilOverlord Sauron]].
* VoiceOfTheLegion: The choir segments in ''Farewell'', ''Might "Farewell", "Might and Glory'' Glory" and ''Land "Land of the Dead'' Dead" are actually sung by just Lederer and Gregor, with a reverberation effect.
4th Jan '15 5:47:59 PM nombretomado
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Shortly after recording ''Lugburz'', Trondl was kicked from the band for being "a commercial-thinking asshole". Lederer and Gregor continued as a duo, and instead of getting a new drummer changed to keyboard percussion to produce a more epic, atmospheric style. They combined this with low-key guitars and multi-layered synthesizer and keyboard melodies mimicking a full orchestra, while retaining the growling vocals to produce what would become the trademark Summoning sound. Most of their lyrics were inspired by the works of Creator/JRRTolkien, with some songs taking lyrics straight from poems/songs in Literature/{{The Hobbit}} and Literature/{{The Lord of the Rings}}. Some of the songs on ''Let Mortal Heroes Sing Your Fame'' are also inspired by the works of MichaelMoorcock.

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Shortly after recording ''Lugburz'', Trondl was kicked from the band for being "a commercial-thinking asshole". Lederer and Gregor continued as a duo, and instead of getting a new drummer changed to keyboard percussion to produce a more epic, atmospheric style. They combined this with low-key guitars and multi-layered synthesizer and keyboard melodies mimicking a full orchestra, while retaining the growling vocals to produce what would become the trademark Summoning sound. Most of their lyrics were inspired by the works of Creator/JRRTolkien, with some songs taking lyrics straight from poems/songs in Literature/{{The Hobbit}} and Literature/{{The Lord of the Rings}}. Some of the songs on ''Let Mortal Heroes Sing Your Fame'' are also inspired by the works of MichaelMoorcock.
Creator/MichaelMoorcock.
30th Dec '14 1:39:13 AM tenryufan
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* DoingItForTheArt: As is common for black metal musicians. They fired a drummer for being a [[ExactWords "commercial-thinking asshole"]]. They don't perform live, and once they have finished the songs they never edit or play them again, focusing on next projects instead.
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