THORNS OF IVY BIOGRAPHY
Thorns Of Ivy is an austrian black metal bandTHORNS OF IVY GENRES
Founded in early 1998 as "Mantichora" the music was influenced by different gothic and medieval metal acts. Soon the first demo: A gothic fairytale was recorded. Frequent line up changes and quarrel within the band summoned a split up in April 2001. The remaining members Silva Raziel, Auriel and Woken began to gather new material for a greater monstrosity.
In 2003 the work for the first full length album: "From Grace to Tragedy" began. Due to it´s long duration (playtime 65:40) and the fact that the album was completely self produced and financed it was first released on March the 31st 2005.
The international resonances and reviews were very lauding, yet sometimes too comparing to their taste.
In late 2006 our tribe grew further by the arrival of two very talented musicians. Leandin and Krimh joined their ranks to take over the duties of guitars and drums.
In the early days of 2007, "Deathwish" was recorded in this new constellation to give a sign of life and to grant a peek on the things to come. At the moment they are busy searching for possibilities to perform live as well as gathering material for their second album.
THORNS OF IVY LYRICAL THEMES
Tales of love, death, nature
THORNS OF IVY ORIGIN
Austria ( Neunkirchen), formed in 1998
THORNS OF IVY CURRENT RECORD LABEL
THORNS OF IVY STATUS
THORNS OF IVY CURRENT LINE-UP
Silva Raziel - Vocals, Guitars
Auriel - Keyboards, Synths
Woken - Guitars
Krimh - Drums
2nd guitar player - Leandin
THORNS OF IVY PREVIOUS LINE-UP
Angela Mitterhofer: session female vocals
Zethar - drums