Summoning was founded in 1993. The band released 2 demos’, which sold well in a cd-shop in Wenen. After a change in the line-up two albums were recorded. All bandmembers participated in other bands and projects as well. After the first album the drummer was kicked out of the band because he got way to commercial. The remaining members didn’t want another drummer and kept on working with bombastic Medieval keyboard percussion sounds. The two remaining members played all instruments themselves on the second album. This album was completely inspired by the work of Tolkien, just like their later work. From 1997 until 1999 the band wasn’t active, because of the activity of the members in their other bands. When the album “Stronghold” was released this opened all ears and eyes. Summoning was back.