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Solstice is an English epic doom metal band from Dewsbury, founded by Rich Walker after the breakup of his previous hardcore punk / grindcore bands Sore Throat and Warfear.

Solstice
OriginDewsbury, England
GenresEpic doom metal
Years active1990–present
Associated actsSore Throat, Isen Torr, Wartorn, Warfear, The Lamp of Thoth, Arcane Sun, Discontrol, My Dying Bride
MembersHagthorn
Richard M. Walker
James Ashbey
Andy Whittaker
Ian "Geezer" Buxton
Past membersPaul Bwitton
Rick Budby
Brendan Dawson
Morris Ingram
Simon Matravers
Chaz Netherwood
Tom Phillips
Gian Pyres
Gary Riley
Lennaert Roomer
Mark Stojsavljevic
Hamish Glencross
Shaun Taylor-Steels
Lenny Robinson
Paul Thomas Kearns

Rich Walker also used to run The Miskatonic Foundation, a record label dedicated to doom metal and traditional heavy metal.

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Contemporary with the second wave of black metal that was especially active in Norway and other Scandinavian nations, Solstice released their debut album Lamentations on England's Candlelight Records in 1994. The album was followed by a UK tour with Count Raven and a European tour with Anathema.

1996 saw the release of the Halcyon EP on Godhead Recordings; two years later, the band signed with Misanthropy Records, which helped release New Dark Age. During these times, Solstice were experiencing issues with their line-up, which culminated in them splitting up in 2002.

Solstice was reunited in 2007 after a five-year hiatus. Walker commented that he was inspired to continue Solstice after enlisting Andrew Whittaker from The Lamp of Thoth.[citation needed] The recruitment of Paul Britton on vocals and Richard Horton on drums, both formerly of NWOBHM outfit Scarab) was brief, but the band had Procession singer Felipe temporarily fill the vocalist position to honour live commitments.

Buoyed by their live success, Solstice recruited Paul Thomas Kearns a full-time vocalist in summer 2011. An Irishman living in Oslo, Kearns appeared on one album with disbanded Irish doom/death metal band Arcane Sun. The new line-up of Solstice made their live debut on 24 September 2011, opening for Primordial's 20-year anniversary show at Dublin's Academy Del Nichol replaced Richard Horton on drums later in 2011, and was also replaced nine months later by Deceptor's drummer James Ashbey.

Solstice ended their 12-year absence from the recording studio in early 2013 with the release of their Mini LP Death's Crown is Victory, issued on their own "White Horse" imprint. They promoted this release by touring across Europe.

In late 2019, Hel Thorne, alternately regarded as Hagthorn, was revealed as the new vocalist of Solstice, having replaced Paul Thomas Kearns. To commemorate her joining the band, Solstice released a two-song EP called White Thane, which consisted of two songs from their 2018 album White Horse Hill reworked with Hagthorn on vocals. Hagthorn's previous musical experience includes being the vocalist for Vermont-based doom metal band Chalice.

Albums

  • Lamentations, 1994
  • New Dark Age, 1998
  • White Horse Hill, 2018

Mini albums

EPs

  • Halcyon, 1996

Splits

Demos

  • Lamentations, 1991
  • MCMXCII, 1992
  • As Empires Fall, 1993
  • Ragnarok, 1994
  • Drunken Dungeon Sessions, 1997
  • To Sol A Thane, 2016

Compilations

  • Only the Strong, 2008
  • Epicus Metalicus Maximus, 2010
Current members
  • Richard M. Walker – guitar (1990–2002, 2007-present)
  • Rick Budby – drums (1996–2002, 2016-present)
  • Andy Whittaker – guitar (2010-present)
  • Daryl Parson – bass (2018-present)
  • Hagthorn – vocals (2019-present)
Former members
  • Dave "Doom" Talbot – guitar, vocals (1990–1991)
  • Paul Youdan – vocals (1991–1992)
  • Mark Stojsavljevic – vocals (1992–1993)
  • Simon Matravers – vocals (1994–1995)
  • Morris Ingram – vocals (1996–2002)
  • Tom Phillips – vocals (1996)
  • Adrian Miles – vocals (2007–2010)
  • Paul Britton – vocals (2010–2011)
  • Paul Thomas Kearns – vocals (2011–2019)
  • Lennaert Roomer – guitar (1991–1992), drums (1994–1995)
  • Lee Baines – guitar (1992–1993)
  • Hamish Glencross – guitar (1996–1999)
  • Jerry Budby – guitar (2000)
  • Roberto Mendes – guitar (2001–2002)
  • Brendan Dawson – bass (1990–1993)
  • Gian Pyres – bass (1993), guitar (1994–1996)
  • Lee Netherwood – bass (1994–2002)
  • Diccon Harper – bass (2007–2010)
  • Lenny Robinson – bass (2010–2012)
  • Ian "Geezer" Buxton – bass (2012–2018)
  • Gary Riley – drums (1990–1993)
  • Shaun Taylor-Steels – drums (1995–1996, 2007–2010)
  • Richard Horton – drums (2010–2011)
  • Del Nichol – drums (2011–2012)
  • James Ashbey – drums (2012–2016)

Timeline

  1. "Solstice". doom-metal.com. Retrieved16 October 2020.
  2. VIRTANEN, MIIKA. "SOLSTICE ANNOUNCE NEW VOCALIST". Zero Tolerance. Retrieved22 July 2018.
  3. "Solstice Add New Vocalist; Demo Tracks Posted". The Obelisk. 4 December 2019. Retrieved8 January 2020.
  4. "White Thane". Solstice Bandcamp.
  5. "Solstice - Welcome New Vocalist". Metalstorm.net. 7 December 2019. Retrieved9 January 2020.
  6. Solstice (2) discogs.com. Retrieved on 2 January 2011.
  7. Solstice bnrmetal.com. Retrieved on 2 January 2011.

Solstice (doom metal band)
Solstice doom metal band Language Watch Edit 160 160 Redirected from Solstice UK doom metal band Not to be confused with Solstice British rock band or Solstice American band This article needs additional citations for verification Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources Unsourced material may be challenged and removed Find sources Solstice doom metal band news newspapers books scholar JSTOR October 2009 Learn how and when to remove this template message Solstice is an English epic doom metal band from Dewsbury founded by Rich Walker after the breakup of his previous hardcore punk grindcore bands Sore Throat and Warfear SolsticeOriginDewsbury England 1 GenresEpic doom metal 2 Years active1990 presentAssociated actsSore Throat Isen Torr Wartorn Warfear The Lamp of Thoth Arcane Sun Discontrol My Dying BrideMembersHagthorn Richard M Walker James Ashbey Andy Whittaker Ian Geezer BuxtonPast membersPaul Bwitton Rick Budby Brendan Dawson Morris Ingram Simon Matravers Chaz Netherwood Tom Phillips Gian Pyres Gary Riley Lennaert Roomer Mark Stojsavljevic Hamish Glencross Shaun Taylor Steels Lenny Robinson Paul Thomas Kearns Rich Walker also used to run The Miskatonic Foundation a record label dedicated to doom metal and traditional heavy metal Contents 1 History 2 Discography 2 1 Albums 2 2 Mini albums 2 3 EPs 2 4 Splits 2 5 Demos 2 6 Compilations 3 Band members 4 References 5 External linksHistory EditContemporary with the second wave of black metal that was especially active in Norway and other Scandinavian nations Solstice released their debut album Lamentations on England s Candlelight Records in 1994 The album was followed by a UK tour with Count Raven and a European tour with Anathema 1996 saw the release of the Halcyon EP on Godhead Recordings two years later the band signed with Misanthropy Records which helped release New Dark Age During these times Solstice were experiencing issues with their line up which culminated in them splitting up in 2002 Solstice was reunited in 2007 after a five year hiatus Walker commented that he was inspired to continue Solstice after enlisting Andrew Whittaker from The Lamp of Thoth citation needed The recruitment of Paul Britton on vocals and Richard Horton on drums both formerly of NWOBHM outfit Scarab was brief but the band had Procession singer Felipe temporarily fill the vocalist position to honour live commitments Buoyed by their live success Solstice recruited Paul Thomas Kearns a full time vocalist in summer 2011 An Irishman living in Oslo Kearns appeared on one album with disbanded Irish doom death metal band Arcane Sun The new line up of Solstice made their live debut on 24 September 2011 opening for Primordial s 20 year anniversary show at Dublin s Academy Del Nichol replaced Richard Horton on drums later in 2011 and was also replaced nine months later by Deceptor s drummer James Ashbey Solstice ended their 12 year absence from the recording studio in early 2013 with the release of their Mini LP Death s Crown is Victory issued on their own White Horse imprint They promoted this release by touring across Europe In late 2019 Hel Thorne alternately regarded as Hagthorn was revealed as the new vocalist of Solstice having replaced Paul Thomas Kearns 3 To commemorate her joining the band Solstice released a two song EP called White Thane which consisted of two songs from their 2018 album White Horse Hill reworked with Hagthorn on vocals 4 Hagthorn s previous musical experience includes being the vocalist for Vermont based doom metal band Chalice 5 Discography EditAlbums Edit Lamentations 1994 New Dark Age 1998 White Horse Hill 2018Mini albums Edit Death s Crown Is Victory 2013 White Horse Hill 2015EPs Edit Halcyon 1996 6 Splits Edit Solstice Twisted Tower Dire 2001 Solstice The Lord Weird Slough Feg 2002Demos Edit Lamentations 1991 MCMXCII 1992 As Empires Fall 1993 Ragnarok 1994 Drunken Dungeon Sessions 1997 To Sol A Thane 2016Compilations Edit Only the Strong 2008 Epicus Metalicus Maximus 2010 7 Band members EditCurrent membersRichard M Walker guitar 1990 2002 2007 present Rick Budby drums 1996 2002 2016 present Andy Whittaker guitar 2010 present Daryl Parson bass 2018 present Hagthorn vocals 2019 present Former membersDave Doom Talbot guitar vocals 1990 1991 Paul Youdan vocals 1991 1992 Mark Stojsavljevic vocals 1992 1993 Simon Matravers vocals 1994 1995 Morris Ingram vocals 1996 2002 Tom Phillips vocals 1996 Adrian Miles vocals 2007 2010 Paul Britton vocals 2010 2011 Paul Thomas Kearns vocals 2011 2019 Lennaert Roomer guitar 1991 1992 drums 1994 1995 Lee Baines guitar 1992 1993 Hamish Glencross guitar 1996 1999 Jerry Budby guitar 2000 Roberto Mendes guitar 2001 2002 Brendan Dawson bass 1990 1993 Gian Pyres bass 1993 guitar 1994 1996 Lee Netherwood bass 1994 2002 Diccon Harper bass 2007 2010 Lenny Robinson bass 2010 2012 2 Ian Geezer Buxton bass 2012 2018 Gary Riley drums 1990 1993 Shaun Taylor Steels drums 1995 1996 2007 2010 Richard Horton drums 2010 2011 Del Nichol drums 2011 2012 James Ashbey drums 2012 2016 TimelineReferences Edit Solstice doom metal com Retrieved 16 October 2020 a b VIRTANEN MIIKA SOLSTICE ANNOUNCE NEW VOCALIST Zero Tolerance Retrieved 22 July 2018 Solstice Add New Vocalist Demo Tracks Posted The Obelisk 4 December 2019 Retrieved 8 January 2020 White Thane Solstice Bandcamp Solstice Welcome New Vocalist Metalstorm net 7 December 2019 Retrieved 9 January 2020 Solstice 2 discogs com Retrieved on 2 January 2011 Solstice bnrmetal com Retrieved on 2 January 2011 External links EditOfficial Solstice page at The Miskatonic Foundation Solstice at Encyclopedia Metallum Retrieved from https en wikipedia org w index php title Solstice doom metal band amp oldid 1047614286, wikipedia, wiki, book,

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