German melodic black metal band from Mainz, formed in 1995. The band announced their split on October 18, 2014. However, in the official FB page, the founder Sathonys stated that: "Yet, this might not mean the band is gone forever. Things and circumstances change... It's not sure the band might continue at a later date, but yes, we wish for it, so there's a chance we'll come together again, some day. And continue where we left off, with new strength and energy." Final line-up: Martin "Sathonys" Wickler: Guitars, Clean Vocals (1995-2014) Chris "Ashtrael" Bonner: Vocals (2008-2014) Thilo Feucht: Guitars (2010-2014) (previously live) Till Ottinger: Bass (2006-2014) Manuel Steitz: Drums (2008-2014) Former/past member(s): Vocals: Vlad Dracul (Rusu Andrei) (1995-2002, also keyboards) Frank "Akaias" Nordmann (1998-2007, also guitars) Guitars: Hyperion (1995-2001) Carl Lang Jan Jansohn (2007-2010) Bass: Marko Thomas (1995-2002) Darin "Eddie" Smith (2003-2006) Keyboards: Marcel "Vampellans Traumschänder" Breuer (Session 1998) Christine Schulte (1998-2002) Felix Ü. Walzer (2002-2010) Drums: Matthias Rodig (1995-2008)
The German black metal band Agathodaimon was formed in Mainz in 1996, consisting of vocalist/lyricist Vlad Dracul (naturally, a native of Romania), guitarists Hyperion and Sathony, keyboardist Vampallons, bassist Marco T., and drummer Matthias R. Two demo tapes ( 1996's Carpe Noctem and 1997's Near Dark ) sparked interest from the Nuclear Blast label, but just after the band signed a record deal, Vlad Dracul went to visit Bucharest and was denied re-entry into Germany. A new lead vocalist, Akaias, was enlisted for the debut album, Blacken the Angel, which was released in 1998 and featured Dracul's lyrics; when the prospect of Dracul's return became increasingly unlikely, Akaias was tabbed his permanent replacement. The Higher Art of Rebellion followed in mid-2000.