Origin: England
Genres: Doom Metal
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Solstice  


Led by guitarist Rich Walker (also the founder of the Miskatonic record label), Solstice cranked out a few prime doom albums in the 90's, highlighted by the outstanding opening track from New Dark Age, "The Sleeping Tyrant". Of minor trivial interest is the former inclusion of fellow guitarist Gian Pyres, who went on to fame with Cradle Of Filth. The band initially broke up in 2002, with Walker indicating that several members were eager to play different forms of metal. Eight years later, though, Walker put together an all-new lineup to continue their legacy.

Current Members

Paul Kearns

vocals

Rich Walker

guitars (Isen Torr)

Andy Whittaker

guitars

Ian Buxton

bass

James Ashbey

drums

Former Members/Guests

Simon Matravers

vocals

Morris Ingram

vocals

Gian Piras

guitars (Cradle Of Filth, Dragonlord)

Hamish Glencross

guitars (My Dying Bride, Vallenfyre)

Lee Netherwood

bass

Lennaert Roomer

drums

Shaun Steels

drums (Anathema, My Dying Bride)

Rick Budby

drums


Discography



Lamentations 
1994 Candlelight
  1. Neither Time Nor Tide
  2. Only The Strong
  3. Absolution In Extremis
  4. These Forever Bleak Path
  5. Last Wish
  6. Winter Moon Rapture
  7. The Man Who Lost The Sun
  • Simon Matravers
  • Rich Walker
  • Gian Piras
  • Lee Netherwood
  • Lennaert Roomer

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



(EP) Halcyon 
1995 Godhead
  1. The Ravenmaster
  2. To Ride With Tyr
  3. Graven Deep
  4. Halcyon
  5. Winter Moon Rapture
  6. Gloves Of Metal
  • Simon Matravers
  • Rich Walker
  • Gian Piras
  • Lee Netherwood
  • Shaun Steels




New Dark Age 
1998 Misanthropy
  1. New Dark Age
  2. The Sleeping Tyrant
  3. Cimmerian Codex
  4. Alchemiculte
  5. Hammer Of Damnation
  6. The Anguine Rose
  7. Blackthorne
  8. The Keep
  9. Cromlech
  10. New Dark Age II
  11. Legion XIII
  • Morris Ingram
  • Rich Walker
  • Hamish Glencross
  • Lee Netherwood
  • Rick Budby

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Metal Observer 



Only The Strong  COMPILATION
2008 Iron Kodex
  1. Absolution in Extremis
  2. Night Falls
  3. Midwinter Serenade
  4. Doomecvlte
  5. Your Haunted Eyes
  6. Graven Deep
  7. No Mans Land
  8. The Revenant
  9. The Sleeping Tyrant
  10. Blackthorne
  11. Hammer of Damnation
  12. Neither Time nor Tide
  13. Only the Strong
  14. Bloodfeud
  15. Aequinoctium II
A compilation of various demo recordings.




Epicus Metalicus Maximus  COMPILATION
2010
  1. Absolution In Extremis
  2. Empty Lies The Oaken Throne
  3. Last Wish
  4. The Man Who Lost The Sun
  5. Ragnarok
  6. Gloves Of Metal
  7. Only The Strong
  8. The Sleeping Tyrant
  9. Cimmerian Codex
  10. Bloodfeud
  11. Stormchild
  12. Aequinoctium II

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal 



(EP) Death's Crown Is Victory 
2013 White Horse
  1. Fortress England
  2. I Am the Hunter
  3. Death's Crown Is Victory
  4. Aequinoctium II
  • Paul Kearns
  • Rich Walker
  • Andy Whittaker
  • Ian Buxton
  • James Ashbey


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