Wolfspell Records Set to Release Tribute to Summoning


Have you ever described yourself as a dungeon master? Have you ever watched all three extended-edition cuts of the Lord of the Rings films back-to-back-to-back, trying to explain to your captivesfriends what source material from the Silmarillion was being referenced or what changes from canon had taken place? Have you ever stayed up late to write dungeon synth music while your gorgeous spouse slept alone in the next room? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you probably consider yourself a fan of Summoning, the pre-eminent dork black metal band! Well, have I got news for you.

The head of Wolfspell Records, an underground Polish label specializing in black metal of the folk and romantic variety, recently took to Facebook to declare his love of Summoning and the immense influence the Tolkien-worshipping, dungeon crawling black metal masters have had on his label and all manner of extraordinary artists since the 1990s. As a love-letter to the best band of the Austrian Black Metal Syndicate, Wolfspell Records have teamed up with Napalm Records and Summoning themselves to compile this excellent tribute album to the true sons of Iluvatar. Details were released via the Facebook post below:

For those of you who lack Legolas’s elf eyes, the tribute album will feature black metal heavyweights new and old like Toilet favorites Mesarthim, Silmaril torch-bearers Druadan Forest, war-marching Ents Oþalan, and many, many more! Songs to be covered draw from Summoning’s expansive discography, touching upon such great records as Lug Burz, Minas Morgul, Stronghold, and more. Although a number of the artists play a distinctly raw/folksy style of black metal descended from that pioneered by Summoning, others, like the aforementioned Mesarthim and Midnight Odyssey, more frequently find themselves exploring space rather than the Mines of Moria. This melding of disparate styles should create quite the unique and captivating collection of covers!

There isn’t much information about ordering yet, but the tribute record is slated for an Autumn/Winter release, so keep your eyes glued to Wolfspell’s Facebook page and website for details. Until then, listen to Lug Burz, for it will be a light to you in dark places, when all other lights go out.

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  • Lacertilian

    Pumped to hear this, I’ve only really spent time with a few of their albums (much to Masterlord’s dismay) Dol Goldur, Minas Morgul, and Stonghold (my fave) so I’d like to hear some interpretations from those. While checking out Lugburz I thought I’d use Google’s Sindarin translator, I feel like McNulty has some answering to do.

    • Señor Jefe El Rosa

      You need to listen to this

      • Dragon Fucker Black Metal.

        • Dave Vincent’s Perm

          Like power metal but without vocals that make me cringe? I’ll fucking take it.

          • Señor Jefe El Rosa
          • Dave Vincent’s Perm

            I can dig ensiferum. Had no idea they were considered power metal but that shows how much I know.

          • Señor Jefe El Rosa

            Haha, not really but have power tendencies, methinks.

          • Dave Vincent’s Perm

            Their earlier stuff sounded like Amon Amarth to me.

          • Lena Dunham’s Angry Moo Anthem

            This is kinda along those lines. Not power metal, but definitely power metal influenced.


          • Ayreonaut

            awesome album

    • Óðinn
    • Dave Vincent’s Perm

      I’m fairly certain that’s the name of my Orc in Skyrim.

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      • Lena Dunham’s Angry Moo Anthem

        Dagon’s in Brazil, which is a strictly no-longbuttz zone. I think they exile women with flat/longbuttz over there.

    • Stockhausen


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  • Señor Jefe El Rosa

    I can only answer yes to two of the questions, but I am sure looking forward to this. It has the potential to be really good.

    Here are some excellent Summoning covers for the meantime:


    • Lena Dunham’s Angry Moo Anthem

      Lol, pretty much every Caladan Brood song is a Summoning cover.

  • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

    Many a question was posed here, but one answer will suffice. Yes.

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  • This is so cool. Summoning is a very interesting band with a very concise sound, aesthetic and style, I was even checking Let Mortal Heroes Sing Your Fame this week because of this.

    I will def be on touch with this tribute. The sole mention of Mesarthim doing a Summoning cover piqued my interest. Silmarillion have some truly wacky spacey moments in the beginning, so it would be cool to match those disparate worlds 😀

    Thanks for the news, Dubs-tep.

  • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

    Especially pumped for Azaghal’s, Kalmankantaja’s, Thy Light’s and Wyrd’s contributions, not only because I like them, but also because they aren’t exactly synth-heavy and I’m eager to hear how will they treat the songs.

  • Elegant Gazing Globe

    I like this kinda BM

  • The world needs some BMBM.
    Bowel Movement Black Metal.

    • I’d listen to this for sure.

    • Óðinn

      I’m not gonna lie. I’ve listened to BM while I BM. Just sayin’.

  • Joaquin Stick

    “You’re in a band? What do you play?”
    “I play the water.”
    “Huh? Is that some kind of crazy guitar?”
    “No, I like dip my hand in a puddle of water and splash it around a bit.”
    “That’s all”?
    “Well, sometimes I gingerly stomp on crisp leaves too.”
    “Oh, you play in a trees’n’shit black metal band. Got it.”

    • Señor Jefe El Rosa

      I hope you aren’t saying Summoning are trees’n’shit black metal.

      This is funny nonetheless.

      • Joaquin Stick

        Nah, I was just making a more general joke. I am not really familiar with the band but I like what I hear so far. The opening to the album in the article starts with some splashing and made me chuckle.

        • Señor Jefe El Rosa

          Hahaha, right on! Check them out, good stuff. Their sound changes a bit after Lugburz though.

    • The Tetrachord of Archytas
      • Stockhausen

        Was going to post this, dangit. I’m glad someone did.

        • The Tetrachord of Archytas


  • Lena Dunham’s Angry Moo Anthem

    Midnight Odyssey (who did my second favorite CD last year) covering the almighty Summoning?!? Yes, please! Caladan Brood is oddly missing, though.

  • Stockhausen

    “Have you ever watched all three extended-edition cuts of the Lord of the Rings films back-to-back-to-back, trying to explain to your captivesfriends what source material from the Silmarillion was being referenced or what changes from canon had taken place?”

    Absolutely I have, and I don’t get why people don’t see my really great points. Also, excited for this tribute.

  • Eliza

    I’m intrigued. I like Summoning and some of the bands set to pay tribute to them, so I hope this turns out well.