Slovak melodic black / doom / heavy metal with medieval elements, influenced by bands like Therion, Nightwish, Summoning, Pazuzu, Mystic Circle, Cradle of Filth, Hecate Enthroned, Theatre of Tragedy,... ORKRIST GENRES
The music is based on catching melodies and the junction of brutality and romantic themes.
The band was founded in june 2000 by Crom, after he left the bands MEAN GEIMHRIDH and SINE NOMINE (do not exist today). The main reason to ground an own-band was the ambition to realize his own musical ideas and visions, that were not the same as he played in the two named bands.
The first members, who took up his quarrel, were the SINE... members: guitarist Khayo, the drummer Martin and female singer Lenka.
After first live performances came it to some changes in the line-up, and the new members that joined ORKRIST were: female singer Lydia (exCRUSADER), bassist Kabi (exSINE...) and Pyros (also plays in the band MISTWARD) on drums.
Although officially already split up at that time, Orkrist played a on Winter Solstice Eve III in Bratislava on 18 December, 2004
Melodic Black/Doom/Heavy Metal
ORKRIST LYRICAL THEMES
Slovakia (Bratislava), formed in 2000
ORKRIST CURRENT RECORD LABEL
ORKRIST CURRENT LINE-UP
Peter Gall (Grom) - Vocals/Synthesizer (Mean Geimhridh)
Lýdia Lacová (Lydia) - Vocals/Flute
Karol Pallang (Khayo) - Lead/Rhythm Guitars
Miroslav Škultéty (Pyros) - Drums/Percussion (Galadriel (Svk))
ORKRIST PREVIOUS LINE-UP
Martin 2000-2000 Drums
Lenka 2000-2000 Vocals
Kabi 2000-2001 Bass