HIRILORN (FRANCE)


Hirilorn (Hirilorn" was a large beech tree used as a prison for the princess Luthien in JRR Tolkien's Silmarillion) was formed back in 1994, when Sînn (lead guitar), Hasjarl (rythm guitar) and Shaxul (vocals and bass) started to get tired of their previous attempts to play black metal with unworthy persons. The core of the band, the 3 forming members that is, soon started to work on own songs, but nothing of interest emerged before mid-1996. Then, the band began to rehearse heavily for their first official demo. Luckily, Yohann (drums), an old friend of the band, was recruited and enriched the songs with his very personal drumming skills. Velvet Music International (France) offered Hirilorn to appear on their 3 CD compilation "Encyclopedia Pestilentia", even though they had only heard a rehearsal as a fortaste for the first demo. Hirilorn of course accepted, and recorded during the first days of January 1997 4 songs ("Häxan (Omen of the Witches)", "Haunted castle of Rising Solitude" and 2 versions of "Where Lightning strikes Eternaly"). A shorter version and more brutal version of "Where Lightning..." appeared on "Encyclopedia Pestilentia" whereas the longer version of this song as well as the 2 other compositions composed the band's first demo: "A Hymn to the Ancient Souls" . Dreamlord of Austrian Golden Dawn was so kind to record 2 exclusive tracks as intro and outro for Hirilorn, both of these songs enriched the demo's mystic atmosphere. Up to now, almost 400 copies of this demo were sold, and the response has been overall positive. In the beginning of 1998, Hirilorn entered again the studio, and recorded their debut album , composed of 4 songs for a length of approximately 55 minutes.



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A HYMN TO THE ANCIENT SOULS 1997 DEMO

Regular covers that fold out. Regular tapes. Has lyrics

TRACK LISTING:
- Return of the Druids
- Häxan (Omen of the Witches)
- Haunted Castle of Rising Solitude
- Where Lightning Strikes Eternally
- Astral Entities

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