Lunarium

Lunarium

BandRockCeltic

Roaring out of the wild, pagan forests and murky shadows of Europe’s past, LUNARIUM is a fresh, new force on the traditional metal stage. A frenzied combination of ancestral folk music, epic tales, and sword-swinging power metal is set against a backdrop of folklore, mythology, protest, and battle.

Biography

The Legend of LUNARIUM

The year was 2005, roughly around Samhain (pronounced Sah-winn), and three warriors – Cinnead Loreweaver, Jarloc Darkstar and Justyn van Stokken – came together and decided to honor their ancestors. They had heard the sound of traditional heavy metal, loved it, and wished to combine it with the music that their ancestors used to tell their tales and praise their gods. So, after a bit of rehearsing and much laughter, they wrote their first pair of Celtic heavy metal songs, “Liberation” and “Death Rides on Winged Glory.” Another guitarist was added, in the form of Ryan Cottrill. They wrote a few more songs and played a lot of shows to small but enthusiastic responses. It was during this time that a Troll reared his ugly head, and the warriors made it their mission to rid the world of this menace once and for all. Not all trolls are the enemies of the warriors, just the ones that make trouble for the innocents of the world. An issue also arose with the name of the band (the name was taken by a cabal of evil capitalists) so they decided to honor the moon, a symbol of their goddess, by changing their name to LUNARIUM.
Eventually, after many trials and tribulations, they decided to replace Ryan, and none other than a Prince of Dwarves, Rygon Riffaxe, did step up to the task. Armed with his mithril battle axes and a sarcastic remark for just about everything, he was the perfect complement to the rapid-fire energy that the band had been developing. They rolled around Ohio, West Virginia, and even as far East as Virginia and North Carolina in their longship “The Sea Dragon,” playing shows, wining and wenching, and slaying all. Many heads did bang, and the Metal Gods were pleased.
Now, armed with a renewed sense of spirit, a killer new album, a devastating live show, and their trusty steel, these four warriors of Celtic Power Metal will renew their bloody and ale-sodden rampage across the USA and beyond, crushing the crowns of kingdoms beneath their booted feat and carving their name with steel into the scrolls of legendry!

Discography

Lunarium DEMO 2005
Lunarium "Trollslayer" DEMO
Lunarium Journeys Fables and Lore EP
LUNARIUM "Journeys Fables and Lore" (FARVAHAR RECORDS)

Lunarium has four songs that are currently being aired on streaming internet radio.
Death Rides (On Winged Glory)
ALE
Sea Dragons
Heritage Taken

As of May21, 2006 Lunarium has been added to 99.7 the BLITZ sunday local stuff show in Columbus OH. Their music is played On sundays at 10pm to an enormous listening audience ranging from central ohio to mid Southern Ohio. Track listing for these radio "spins" is currently limited to "Sea Dragons", "Brothers in Arms", and "Trollslayer".

March 20th 2008 Lunarium released "Sea Dragons" on Oasis CD Productions Radio Service Disk

As of 3/19/08 LUNARIUM has began appearing on Bill Peter's Metal on Metal radio show in Cleveland, OH.

Set List

LUNARIUM sets vary from .75 to 2 hours, depending on the time available at the venue.
Typical Songs Are:

1. WARCRY (3:32)
2. DEATH RIDES (3:46)
3. SEA DRAGONS (4:16)
4. THE DIVINE INFIDELITY OF A FALSE PROPHET (4:48)
5. HERITAGE TAKEN (3:40)
6. LIBERATION (3:40)
7. HAIL THE FALLEN (4:49)
8. BROTHERS IN ARMS (4:46)
9. FEAST OF SARGONNAS (4:45)
10. 1066 (4:36)
11. ELIZABETH’S SONG (5:23)
12. THE WAYMEN (6:07)
13. ALE (2:05)
14.LUNA’S WAKE (3:51)
15. TROLLSLAYER (4:00)
16. Die By The Sword (SLAYER COVER) (3:30)
17. Lord of Winter (4:22)

Also included in a typical set could be a managerie of eclectic covers that sometimes fit the mood of a particular venue.