Origin: Sweden
Genres: Power Metal
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Morgana Lefay  


Morgana Lefay formed in 1986, and by 1990 their first album, Symphony Of The Damned, was recorded. By 1996 a total of five albums had been released, and with a style best described as a crunchy, thrash-tinged power metal style (somewhat akin to Nevermore or perhaps Abstrakt Algebra), they had carved a reasonably successful career. But the band went quiet after their 1996 release (Maleficium), and it would be three years later until the band was heard from again. At that time, the duo of vocalist Charles Rytkönen and founding guitarist Tony Eriksson announced their plans to continue with a new lineup, but due to legal issues with their old record label, the name of the band was shortened to Lefay. As Lefay, three albums were recorded, one of which was a complete re-recording of the Symphony Of The Damned debut. Meanwhile, the other three members of the Maleficium lineup banded together to release an album, essentially to rid themselves of contract obligations. That album, simply entitled Morgana Lefay, apparently bears very little resemblance to any previous work, owing more to alternative/glam metal.

Lefay continued on until early 2001, when the band announced its breakup, but later that year they came back together to start work on new material. Finally, in 2004 came word that the legal issues with their prior label (Black Mark) had been resolved (in fact, they resigned with BM), and thus the band formally reverted back to Morgana Lefay.

Current Members

Charles Rytkönen

vocals

Tony Eriksson

guitars

Peter Grehn

guitars

Fredrik Lundberg

bass (Divine Sin)

Pelle Åkerlind

drums (Bloodbound)

Former Members/Guests

Tommi Karppanen

guitars

Daniel Persson

guitars/vocals

Thomas Persson

lead guitar

Joakim Lundberg

bass

Joakim Heder

bass

Micke Åsentorp

bass

Jonas Soderlind

drums

Robin Engström

drums


Discography



Symphony Of The Damned 
1990 independent
  1. Whore Of Babylon
  2. Symphony Of The Damned
  3. Fatal Illusions
  4. Last Rites
  5. Lullaby
  6. The Secret Doctrine
  7. Tequila
  8. Catacombs
  9. War Without End
  • Charles Rytkönen
  • Tony Eriksson
  • Tommi Karppanen
  • Joakim Lundberg
  • Jonas Soderlind




Knowing Just As I 
1993 Black Mark
  1. Enter The Oblivion
  2. Red Moon
  3. Salute The Sage
  4. Rumours Of Rain
  5. Excalibur
  6. Modern Devil
  7. Wonderland
  8. Razamanaz
  9. Battle Of Ever More
  10. Knowing Just As I
  • Charles Rytkönen
  • Tony Eriksson
  • Tommi Karppanen
  • Joakim Lundberg
  • Jonas Soderlind




Secret Doctrine 
1993 Black Mark
  1. Rooms Of Sleep
  2. What Am I
  3. Alley Of Oaks
  4. Soldiers Of The Holy Empire
  5. Paradise Lost
  6. Nowhere Island
  7. The Mirror
  8. State Of Intoxication
  9. Cold World
  10. Lord Of The Rings
  11. Last Rites
  12. Dying Evolution
  13. The Secret Doctrine
  • Charles Rytkönen
  • Tony Eriksson
  • Tommi Karppanen
  • Joakim Heder
  • Jonas Soderlind




Sanctified 
1995 Black Mark
  1. Out In The Silence
  2. Time Is God
  3. To Isengard
  4. Why ?
  5. Mad Messiah
  6. Another Dawn
  7. In The Court Of The Crimson King
  8. Sorrow Calls
  9. Where Insanity Rules
  10. Shadows Of God
  11. Gil - God (The Sanctified)
  • Charles Rytkönen
  • Tony Eriksson
  • Daniel Persson
  • Joakim Heder
  • Jonas Soderlind

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Metal Observer 



Past Present Future 
1996 Black Mark
  1. Sculptures Of Pain
  2. Lost Reflection
  3. Rumours Of Rain
  4. Alley Of Oaks
  5. Battle Of Evermore
  6. Voulez Vous
  7. The Mirror
  8. Last Rites
  9. Sorrow Calls
  10. Why?
  11. Symphony Of The Damned




Maleficium 
1996 Black Mark
  1. The Chamber Of Confession
  2. The Source Of Pain (Chief Magistrate-A Trial Begin)
  3. Victim Of Inquisition (Chief Magistrate-Testimony Of A Condemned Man)
  4. Madness (Chief Magistrate-Beyond Pain)
  5. A Final Farewell (Chief Magistrate-Father & Daughter)
  6. Maleficium (Chief Magistrate-The Dying)
  7. It (Guardian-The Awakening)
  8. The Master Of The Masquerade (Guardian-Anger And Damnation)
  9. Witches Garden (Guardian-The Secret Truth)
  10. Dragons Lair (Guardian-The Myth)
  11. The Devil In Me (Chief Magistrate-A Meeting Between The Condemned)
  12. Where Fallen Angels Rule (Chief Magistrate-A Message From Beyond)
  13. Creatures Of Hierarchy (Vultures Fete)
  • Charles Rytkönen
  • Tony Eriksson
  • Daniel Persson
  • Joakim Heder
  • Jonas Soderlind

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos 



Fata Morgana  COMPILATION
1998 Black Mark
  1. Master Of The Masquerade
  2. Time Is God
  3. Nowhere Island
  4. Maleficium
  5. Red Moon
  6. To Isengard
  7. Lord Of The Rings
  8. Madness
  9. What Am I
  10. Excalibur
  11. Mad Messiah
  12. Paradise Lost
  13. Wonderland
  14. The Source Of Pain




Morgana Lefay 
1999 Black Mark
  1. Save Me
  2. Loaded Gun
  3. Lie
  4. Kiss of Death
  5. Rage
  6. Hate
  7. Crash and Burn
  8. Pain
  9. Haunted
  10. Darling Nikki
  11. Por Favor
  • Daniel Persson
  • Thomas Persson
  • Joakim Heder
  • Jonas Soderlind




The Seventh Seal 
1999 Noise
  1. End Of Living
  2. The Seventh Seal
  3. I Am
  4. The Boon He Gives
  5. Moonlit Night
  6. Child Of Time
  7. Harga
  8. So Strange
  9. As Far As I Can Go
  10. Shadow Empire
  11. Bloodred Sky (bonus track)
  • Charles Rytkönen
  • Tony Eriksson
  • Peter Grehn
  • Micke Åsentorp
  • Robin Engström




Symphony Of The Damned 
1999 Noise
  1. The Whore Of Babylon
  2. Symphony Of The Damned
  3. Fatal Illusions
  4. Last Rites
  5. Lullaby
  6. The Secret Doctrine
  7. Tequila
  8. Catacombs
  9. War Without End
  • Charles Rytkönen
  • Tony Eriksson
  • Peter Grehn
  • Micke Åsentorp
  • Robin Engström




SOS 
2000 Noise
  1. Save Our Souls
  2. Cimmerian Dream
  3. Sleepwalker
  4. Epicedium
  5. When Gargolyes Fly
  6. What Dreams Forbode
  7. Blood Red Sky
  8. Help Me Out Of Here
  9. The Quest For Reality
  10. The Choice
  • Charles Rytkönen
  • Tony Eriksson
  • Peter Grehn
  • Micke Åsentorp
  • Robin Engström




Grand Materia 
2005 Black Mark
  1. Grand Materia
  2. My Funeral is Calling
  3. Only Endless Time Remains
  4. Hollow
  5. Edge of Mind
  6. On the Other Side
  7. Sangreal (vinyl bonus track)
  8. I Roam
  9. Emotional Sanctuary
  10. Angels Deceit
  11. The Operation of the Sun
  12. Blind
  13. My Task is Done
  • Charles Rytkönen
  • Tony Eriksson
  • Peter Grehn
  • Fredrik Lundberg
  • Robin Engström

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



Aberrations Of The Mind 
2007 Black Mark
  1. Delusions
  2. Make A Wish
  3. The Rush Of Possession
  4. Depression
  5. Caught In The Tread Wheel
  6. Reflections Of War
  7. Face Of Fear
  8. Where I Reign
  9. In Shadows I Rule
  10. Aberration Of The Mind
  11. Vultures Devouring
  12. Over And Over Again

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 

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