tarting as a trio in 1993 with the membership of Michael Gregor (a.k.a. Silenius; vocals/keyboards/bass), Richard Lederer (a.k.a. Protector; keyboards/guitars) and Alexander Trondl (a.k.a. Trifixion; drums) with the intention on performing black metal. Indeed, black metal was on the menu for their debut Lugburz in 1995. But after the departure of Trifixion the remaining two continued on with a more majestic ambient musical score with raspy black metal lyrics derived from Lord Of The Rings on Minas Morgul (1996), Dol Guldur (1996), Nightshade Forests (1997), Stronghold (1999), Let Mortal Heroes Sing Your Fame (2001) and Lost Tales EP (2003).