official band's site:
|The Gothic Metal band ATARGATIS (Massacre Records) was founded in 1997.|
The term “Atargatis” represents the name of the Syrian goddess of existence.
“ATARGATIS“ – allegory for the creating power and the origin of live, for the urge for mystic experience, for the unfathomable and inscrutable, both outside of human spheres and deep within …
Stephanie Luzie’s voice (also singer of the Austrian Gothic band Darkwell) is altering with Lord Lornhold’s male dark voice.
Atmospheric melodies, violin parts and orchestral lines complete the varying sound of ATARGATIS. Groovy as well as aggressive though mostly very melodic parts are followed by gentle, solemn passages and are thus interweaved to a mystical sound material.
sinners and saints:
|After the first concerts in 1999 the debut EP "Alba Gebraich" was soon released. |
The musical style of the band ranged from melancholic gothic and driven, grooving doom parts to aggressive thrash and death metal. This gloomy sound was completed by melodic keyboard passages, so that the whole song structures would spread an "endtime atmosphere" ("Mittelbayerische Zeitung" newspaper, 03/23/1999).
The songs enclosed an emotional cosmos which was placed between
- dream and reality,
- rage and mourning,
- courage and despair
A lovely female voice alternating with a dark atmospheric male voice, which already nearly represented the all-determinating battle between good end evil, completed the varying sound of ATARGATIS. The lyrics treated subjects from fantasy and horror literature.
Due to massive band member replacements however the band faced the challenge of a new beginning at the end of the year 2001. The changes also affect the style of the band, which now lets the female vocals come to the fore, while the keyboard creates a very mystical atmosphere.
By the time much live experience could be made. That way, the stage was shared with big scene acts such as Agathodaimon, EverEve, Disbelief, Die Apokalyptischen Reiter, Westwerk, Cryptic Wintermoon, Darkwell, Ashes You Leave, Evenfall or Deep Inside Myself, and festivals were played with Doro, Tankard, Holy Moses, Night In Gales, Powergod, Iron Savior, Châlice, Grave, Defleshed, Haggard, Metalium, Hypnos, Gurd, Lacrimas Profundere or Profanity.
Stephanie Luzie - Vocals (Darkwell)
Maximilian Schulz - Guitar
Lord Lornhold - Bass & Vocals
Tialupa - Violin
Shadrak - Drums
1999 - Alba Gebraich (EP) (256kbps)
2002 - Accurst from the Deep (EP) - already on rockBox
2004 - Divine Awakening (EP) (320kbps)
2006 - Wasteland (192kbps)
2007 - Nova (VBR)