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Midnattsol
Origin Germany / Norway
Genres Symphonic metal
Folk metal
Years active 2002 - Present
Labels Napalm Records
Associated acts Leaves' Eyes
Members
Carmen Elise Espenæs
Daniel Droste
Daniel Fischer
Birgit Öllbrunner
Chris Merzinsky
Former members
Christian Hector
Fabian Pospiech

Midnattsol is a Symphonic metal and folk metal band from Germany and Norway, The band was formed in 2002 by Singer Carmen Elise Espenæs and Guitarist Christian Hector.

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History

In 2002, singer Carmen Elise Espenæs and guitarist Chris Hector founded the German-Norwegian Symphonic metal and folk metal band Midnattsol; their intention was to start working on this project once they found like-minded persons to join their band. The new members were then identified in Chris Murzinsky (former drummer for Penetralia), Daniel Droste (keyboard player), and later on Daniel Droste (guitarist) and Birgit Öllbrunner (bassist).

Their sound is essentially Symphonic metal, with some folk influences in the melodies. Although their sound can be classified as symphonic metal, the band prefers to call their style 'Nordic folk metal' because of the folk elements in their music and occasional Norwegian lyrics[1]. Their lyrics are largely based on Norwegian folk tales. Their first full-length album, Where Twilight Dwells, was released in 2005; their new album, Nordlys, was released on March 28, 2008[2].

Midnattsol means "midnight sun" in Norwegian.

Guitarists Daniel Droste and Christian Hector recently joined forces with Stephan Adolph to form Ahab, a German funeral doom band[3].

Chris Merzinsky and Birgit Öllbrunner are also playing in the band R:I:P.

Carmen Elise Espenæs is the younger sister of Liv Kristine Espenæs Krull, former vocalist of Theatre of Tragedy and current vocalist for Leaves' Eyes[4].

On July 10, 2009, Midnattsol announced guitarist Fabian Pospiech had left the band to concentrate on his family.[5]

The band won the 'Best Hope' Award at the Metal Female Voices Fest 2009 due to the majority of votes by the fans.

Members

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Current line-up

Former members

  • Christian Hector - guitar
  • Fabian Pospiech - guitar

Discography

Demos

  • Midnattsol (Demo) (2003)

Studio albums

References

External links


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