"Summoning" is an Austrian epic/atmospheric black metal band. Their style has been described as 'Tolkien metal' - not without reason, for the lyrics on most of the albums they have published yet deals with the mythological world of J. R. R. Tolkien. The notable exception being ''Stronghold''.
Summoning was formed somewhere in 1993 by Silenius (Michael Gregor), Protector (Richard Lederer, born 1971) and Trifixion (Alexander Trondl) who met in the sort of pub, where they used to drink. Before his activities in Summoning, Protector was playing drums in a kind of "old fashioned" thrash/death metal band ''Marlignom'', that nearly got a record deal at Peaceville Records, but in that time the band broke up. His very first musical experience was a rock band (he was 15 years old then ) and a four year study of drums in the music school. The musical experience of Silenius was a doom metal band ''Shadow vale'' (at 16 years old) and few years in music school studying piano. Before Summoning, Silenius was making music, together with Pazuzu (Ray Wells) in a band ''Cromm'' (They made some demos that sounded like Abruptum, but never released anything else). Trifixion played in ''Pervertum'...