Austrian black metal band Summoning was formed in 1993 in Vienna, Austria. The band was founded by Michael Gregor, Richard Lederer and Alexander Trondl who took monikers Silenius, Protector and Trifixion. Alexander Trondl played drums but the band decided to replace live drums by synthesizer and the current line-up composes of Silenius – bass, vocals, keyboards and Protector – guitars, vocals, keyboards. The band signed to Napalm Records and released their debut album Ligburz in 1995. The debut album was made according to traditions of black metal. However, the follow-up Minas Morgul showed the departure of that sound. The band incorporated keyboards making them dominating in the renewal sound. The band’s 1999 album Stronghold is considered by many to be the best album as it combines unique guitar and keyboard sounds. You can download this album by Summoning in mp3 from our site.