Amber Asylum

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Amber Asylum
Origin United States
Genres Neoclassical, dark ambient, post-rock, gothic rock, progressive metal, folk metal, avant-garde metal[1]
Labels Profound Lore Records (present)
Release Entertainment (1997–2000)

Amber Asylum is a highly variable San Francisco-based music group that serves as a platform for composer, singer, and multi-instrumentalist Kris Force.[2] Other members and performers have included Steve Von Till (Neurosis), Annabel Lee, Martha Burns, Charlotte Bolster, long-time collaborator Jackie Perez Gratz (Grayceon/Giant Squid/Asunder), Erica Stoltz (Lost Goat), Wendy Farina, Lorraine Rath (The Gault/Worm Ouroboros), Sarah Schaffer (Weakling), John Cobbet (Hammers of Misfortune/Ludicra), Eric Wood (Man Is The Bastard, Bastard Noise), Leila Abdul Rauf (Saros), Chiyo Nukaga (Noothgrush/Graves At Sea), Andrew Veskoukis (Akphaezya), Sigrid Sheie (Hammers of Misfortune), and Sarah Brady.[3][4]

Amber Asylum's music is generally within the neoclassical or dark ambient genres, and it tends towards the romantic, introspective, and brooding. Violin and cello are the dominant instruments.




  1. ^ Sharpe-Young, Garry. "Amber Asylum". MusicMight. Retrieved May 25, 2010. 
  2. ^ Release Entertainment biography.
  3. ^ House of Tudor, Silke Tudor, SF Weekly, January 22, 2003. Accessed on line December 2, 2007.
  4. ^ Amber Asylum, biography, AllMusic. Accessed on line December 2, 2007.
  5. ^ Discography from official web site.

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