Origin: Cleveland, Ohio, USA  
Genres: Gothic Metal, Black Metal
DISBANDED
Page online: December 9, 2004
Last update/review: December 31, 2004

Somnus

Somnus was formed in 1995, and managed to release two albums during their reign (they broke up in early 2003). They are often mentioned as a black metal band, in particular a band influenced by the likes of Cradle Of Filth, but to these ears Somnus is more in the dark gothic metal camp, with flowing keyboards, ambitious songwriting, mostly death/black vocals (augmented by some female vocals), and other influences from the doom and black metal genres. This style of music is hardly in vogue in America (much less Ohio), which might have played a part in their breakup. Nonetheless, they showed plenty of promise, and certainly in European circles these guys (and gal) might have had a better chance at success.

Last Lineup

Scott Hilberg

vocals/guitars

Dennis Downey

guitars

Steve Rolfs

bass

Rhiannon

keyboards/vocals

Chistopher Stolle

drums

Former Members/Guests

Erik Rueschmann

guitars

Lou Spencer

bass



Discography


Awakening The Crown  
2000 R.O.A.E.
  1. Unfulfilled Prophecy
  2. A Calling Of Arms
  3. The Alchemist
  4. Forever The Serpent
  5. Beyond The Shores
  6. Lair (Of The Wendol)
  7. Within
  8. Fulfilling The Throne
  9. The New Beginning
  • Scott Hilberg
  • Erik Rueschmann
  • Lou Spencer
  • Rhiannon
  • Chistopher Stolle



Through Creation's End  
2002 R.O.A.E.
  1. Unfulfilled Prophecy
  2. A Calling Of Arms
  3. The Alchemist
  4. Forever The Serpent
  5. Beyond The Shores
  6. Lair (Of The Wendol)
  7. Within
  8. Fulfilling The Throne
  9. The New Beginning
  • Scott Hilberg
  • Dennis Downey
  • Steve Rolfs
  • Rhiannon
  • Chistopher Stolle




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