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Summoning

Formed: 1993
From: Wien, Austria
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Summoning News

Below is our complete Summoning news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

Summoning Streaming New Song

Seven long and agonizing years have finally come to an end, as "Old Morning's Dawn" - the new album by the cult band Summoning - is about to be released. Today Brooklyn Vegan and Invisible Oranges are hosting an exclusive premiere of the title track "Old Morning's Dawn."

Check it out here or in the player below. The following press release was also issued about the new album:

"Despite the long break, the congenial duo Silenius and Protector did not stray an inch from their patch. Their distinctive melodies are the heart of all the songs on the latest longplayer, and bring the listeners directly into the fantastic world of Middle-Earth. This becomes evident in e.g. 'Caradhras,' where already the first notes let the mighty and ice-clad mountain appear in the mist, whereas 'Flammifer' summons the spirit of Eärendil.

"The majestic and diverse hymns are a monument of epic proportions and are beyond comparison in each and every second. Summoning's epic black metal is the perfect soundtrack for a world filled with legendary characters, massive strongholds and breathtaking landscapes Old Mornings Dawn marks the glorious return of a band, who has already become a legend in its own right." More...

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Summoning Posts "Old Mornings Dawn" Trailer

Summoning has posted a teaser trailer online for the "Old Mornings Dawn" album, which can be viewed below. Pre-orders are available here and the track listing is as follows:

1. Evernight
2. Flammifer
3. Old Mornings Dawn
4. The White Tower
5. Caradhras
6. Of Pale White Morns and Darkened Eves
7. The Wandering Fire
8. Earthshine

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Summoning Reveals New Album Details

The new album "Old Mornings Dawn" from Summoning will consist of 7 songs and one intro (see the full track listing below).

The band has also recorded two bonus tracks – "The Darkening of Valinor" and "With Fire and Sword." These songs will be available on the limited edition and on the LP version.

1. Evernight
2. Flammifer
3. Old Mornings Dawn
4. The White Tower
5. Caradhras
6. Of Pale White Morns and Darkened Eves
7. The Wandering Fire
8. Earthshine More...

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Summoning Reveals New Album Title

Summoning, which recently released the "Stronghold" album in a vinyl edition, will also be launching a new studio album next year. Napalm Records has now revealed the new album is entitled "Old Mornings Dawn."

Napalm Records also commented: "We will present you with a teaser consisting of brand new material soon. In the upcoming weeks, we will let you know the release date of the approaching epic black metal masterpiece once Silenius has recorded his vocal lines."

Further details on the album will be announced as they are made available.

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Summoning Releasing "Stronghold" On Vinyl

Napalm Records has issued the following announcement about releasing Summoning's "Stronghold" album on vinyl and gearing up to release a new album:

"Finally on vinyl! Austria's epic black metal band Summoning will release their masterpiece Stronghold for the first time ever on vinyl along with special limited merchandise to celebrate this event and furthermore, to ease the anticipatory wait for the new album – scheduled for a release in 2013!

"Stronghold will be released on December 7th and will be available as a gatefold DLP in GOLD limited to 200 copies including a photo card hand-signed by Silenius! As well as a gatefold DLP in ORANGE limited to 300 copies (without the signed photo card)!

"Please note that the vinyl edition of Let Mortal Heroes Sing Your Fame will be released in 2013, but we have no confirmed release date at this point in time. Stay tuned!"

Pre-orders for the vinyl edition of "Stronghold" are now available over here. More...

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Napalm Records Seeking Fan Feedback On Compilation

Napalm Records has issued the following announcement about seeking fan feedback on which songs to use for an upcoming 15 track sampler release:

"Due to the great feedback we received regarding the free & exclusive Facebook MP3 Compilation, we have decided to release a 'Volume 2' soon! We would like you to help us choose the track list for the 15-track sampler that will feature 'Napalm Records Classics.'

"We have put together a list of 50 possible 'classics' and started a poll on the official Napalm Records Facebook page! So become a fan and vote for your favorite classic track! The top 15 tracks will be included on the compilation, which will of course be free again and only available on our Facebook page!"

Bands appearing on the poll include Tyr, Tristania, Sirenia, Summoning, Korpiklaani, Leaves' Eyes, and more.

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Gondolin Signs With Sullen Records

GONDOLIN, the J.R.R. Tolkien inspired project featuring members Ethan of Vikarbyrgi, and Angsar of Maugrim has officially signed with Sullen Records for the release of their debut EP. Musically speaking, the band loosely follows in the path that their secular predecessor Summoning set forth, mixing elements of epic, black metal, and ambient.

The EP will be released as a Sullen Records / Open Grave Records split release, and will be limited to 1,000 copies world wide.

You can listen to two tracks, "Awakening to New Lands," and "Crossing of the Open Sea" from the upcoming EP at the band's MySpace page.

As previously reported, Gondolin is one of a number of bands selected as part of the second volume of the Christian black metal compilation entitled "Revelations."

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Summoning To Release New Album In March

Austrian epic/atmospheric black metal band SUMMONING are tentatively scheduled to release their eighth album, "Oath Bound", on March 21 in Europe and April 25 in the U.S. via Napalm Records. The track listing for the effort is as follows: More...

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Ex-Abigor / Summoning Singer Joins St. Lucifer

Ex-ABIGOR/SUMMONING singer Silenius has joined ST. LUCIFER as the group's new vocalist. The band are currently working on material for their first demo/promo CD, to be made available sometime in the spring. An official web site will be launched soon as well. No further information is available at this time.

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