Mournful Winter play dark and melancholic Black Metal in the vein of Burzum, Darkthrone, Bathory and Inquisition. Influences from the early Katatonia releases intensify the melancholy. While Mournful Winter will stay with the roots of traditional Black Metal, we will always include less common instruments as Clarinette within our epic song structures.
Mournful Winter was founded in 2009 as a solo project by Tenebros. He recorded all songs on the 2014 demo and dubbed it on tape on his own. One year later there was also a CD release of that demo released by Black Devastation Records. For following recordings and possible live shows a drummer was searched. Instead of hired guns, Tenebros wanted a full band. So Mournful Winter was changed into a band with lead guitarist Befana and drummer Misärist. Shortly after Haereticus joined the band on the bass guitar. The first live ritual took place in April 2017. While the year 2017 ends the band has done six live appearances and released their debut album ‘In Death a Bliss’ on the 16th of December. In the beginning of 2018 the 7″ split with Front Beast was released. Unfortunately Haereticus had to leave, because of scheduling issues and was later replaced by Draug. Right now a new album is in the works and planned for a 2019 release.