Ewigkeit (German for "eternity") was the project of one James
Fogarty, founded in the mid-nineties when he was still a
After a couple of albums, he put aside the project and
went on to co-found the oddball act
The Meads Of Asphodel,
where he lasted for a few albums before deciding he'd
rather go back to doing his own thing, thus continuing
Though pinpointing this band's style is not easy, Meads Of
Asphodel is at least a starting point, as both bands have
pursued a rather left-field take on metal and there are parts
of Ewigkeit's music that does bring MOA to mind.
This is one of those bands destined for cult status, as it
was clear Fogarty wanted to walk his own musical path,
but there are many moments worth listening to, and in
particular 2004's outstanding Radio Ixtlan (the BNR choice for best
album) is recommended listening for those looking for something
a bit different.
Fogarty initially ended
Ewigkeit in March 2007, stating at the time that
he had had enough of metal and wished to pursue a different musical career.
He later resurrected his Meads stage name in a new band,
but brought back this project in 2013 with a new album,
and as of 2015 is listed as a member of
In The Woods ....