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Avathar (band)

Avathar
Background Information
OriginOjakkala, Finland
GenreBlack metal, Tolkien metal
Years active2000-present
LabelNone
WebsiteFacebook page
Members
Current membersWitch king
Scatha
Dragon Hunter
Anfauglir
Khamûl
Ar-Pharazôn
Former membersJonna Piittala
Daeron
Thalion
Emerwen
Iina
Finduilas
Von Blofeld
Bolg
Dain
Miriel
Dim

Avathar is a Finnish black metal band whose works are inspired by the writings of J.R.R. Tolkien. They name Austrian black metal band Summoning as one of their main musical influences.

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[edit] History

Inspired by the works of Tolkien, Avathar were founded in 2000 as a two-man project of Witch king and Scatha.[1]

Their work is inspired by the Austrian black metal band Summoning, however their work makes greater use of keyboards and vocals, and the approach to their is in creating soundtracks.[2]

[edit] Discography

Release dateNameTypeTracksLength
2003The ShadowsDemo628.30
2004ShadowsFull-length1365.00
2004Where Light and Shadow CollideFull-length951.35
2005A Storm ComingDemo422.02
2006Where Wicked Winds BlowDemo420.58
2007Beyond the Spheres of the Mortal WorldEP530.16
2008To the Halls of AwaitDemo421.53
2008From the Other SideDemo424.33
2008For What Dwells Behind the MistDemo212.44
2009ForlornDemo324.00
2010Dark PathsDemo315.19
2019Bûrgulu kû-ghâraFull-length1390.24

[edit] Line-up

Current members[3]
  • Witch king (Harri Hyytiäinen) - bass (2000-2007), vocals (2000-present)
  • Scatha - synth (2000-present)
  • Dragon Hunter - guitar (2007-present)
  • Anfauglir - bass (2011-present)
  • Khamûl - drums (2013-present)
  • Ar-Pharazôn - synth (2014-present)
Former members[4][5]
  • Jonna Piittala - vocals (2003)
  • Daeron - guitar (2005-2007), drums (2007-2011)
  • Thalion - drums (2005-2007)
  • Emerwen - keyboard (2005-2009)
  • Iina - vocals (2006)
  • Finduilas - vocals (2006-2009)
  • Von Blofeld- vocals (2007)
  • Bolg - bass (2007-2011)
  • Dain - guitar (2007-2016)
  • Miriel - vocals (2009-2011)
  • Dim - drums (2011-2013)

[edit] External links

References

  1. "AVATHAR released new album" dated 23 January 2019, Metal Soundscapes (accessed 17 March 2019)
  2. "Avathar - Shadows - Reviews" dated 6 August 2008, Metal Archives (accessed 17 March 2019)
  3. "Avathar/FIN - About" dated 24 October 2018, Facebook (accessed 17 March 2019)
  4. "Avathar", Metal Archives (accessed 17 March 2019)
  5. "Avathar (FIN)", Spirit of Metal (accessed 17 March 2019)