Ethernaut is a 2003 album by The Crüxshadows, a gothic/electronic, "Dark Wave" band from Jacksonville, Florida. The album, considered a "concept disc," was the band's fifth.
According to Rogue, lead singer and songwriter for the band, the songs on Ethernaut are meant to be an allegory for the fall of Troy. Rogue believes the Trojans to be the "good guys" of the story, and wrote Ethernaut to tell the story from the Trojan side, with a focus on the emotions of the Trojans.
There are 19 tracks, but cuts 14, 15, 16 and 18 are silent, "Helen" is track 17 and "Live Love Be Believe" is track 19.
The song "Citadel" is referenced by a character in the 2006 science fictionnovelVon Neumann's War, co-written by John Ringo and Travis Taylor, published by Baen Books. The lyrics are quoted in full in the Epilogue. The song "Winter Born (This Sacrifice)" is referenced in several of Ringo's novels, including "Ghost" and "To Sail a Darkling Sea."