STROMMOUSSHELD was founded in 1999 (Poland). Since the very start they have drawn critics' attention with the intriguing combination of metal music and electronics (on stage they use both standard instruments and computers).
After several demo tapes and lots of gigs played in Poland and abroad they signed a deal with Italian label Avantgarde Music in 2002. In April 2003 their debut album "Behind the Curtain" was released. The reviews were enthusiastic and the album was acclaimed Album of the Month in a couple of European music magazines. The band itself was voted Newcomer of the Year in Metal Hammer Readers' Poll. To promote the album Strommoussheld appeared at several prestigious festivals (e.g. Metalmania 2003, Brutal Assault 2003 in Czech Republic, they played as one of headliners at Italian Nihil Festival) and at Polish tour Dark Stars 2003. In 2004 their music was used in a theater adaptation of cult novel Trainspotting.
In October 2004 the band released the EP "Halfdecadance" (Metal Mind Records) and did five shows supporting Samael on their "Reign of Light Tour 2004".
In April/May 2005 the band did their first headlining native tour Generation Avantgarde - Audio & Video art! and two months later appeared at the Poland's Castle Party Open Air - the biggest dark independent festival in the Middle & Eastern Europe - playing together with their special quest CH District - Poland's best idm/ambient/industrial act.
Currently StrommoussHeld are composing the new full-lenght album. The recordings of yet-untitled CD started in July 2006 and this is going to be in stock in 2007...
STROMMOUSSHELD LYRICAL THEMES
Poland (Katowice), formed in 1999
STROMMOUSSHELD CURRENT RECORD LABEL
STROMMOUSSHELD CURRENT LINE-UP
Maels (formerly Maelstrom) - vocals, guitars, electronics, samplers, sequencers, programming (Sirius, Dark Gallery)
Norrim - electronics, samplers, sequencers, programming (Bractwo Czarnej Rozy)
L.Th (Lestath) - bass guitars
Veris - drums (Luminaria)
Comankh - Backing vocals
STROMMOUSSHELD PREVIOUS LINE-UP
Ulv - bass (Bractwo Czarnej Rozy)
Fearth - drums
Vorm - guitars
Nox - synths