Harakiri for the Sky

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Harakiri for the Sky
Harakiri for the Sky at Party.San 2018
Harakiri for the Sky at Party.San 2018
Background information
OriginVienna and Salzburg, Austria
Genres
Years active2011–present
LabelsAOP
Associated acts
  • Bifröst
  • Karg
  • Seagrave
Websitewww.facebook.com/HarakiriForTheSky
Members
  • Matthias Sollak
  • JJ

Harakiri for the Sky is an Austrian post-black metal band formed in Salzburg and Vienna in 2011 by vocalist JJ (Michael V. Wahntraum) and multi-instrumentalist Matthias Sollak, formerly of black metal band Bifröst. They have released five studio albums – Harakiri for the Sky (2012), Aokigahara (2014), III: Trauma (2016), Arson (2018), and Mӕre (2021) – via German label AOP Records.

The band toured alongside Der Weg einer Freiheit and the Great Old Ones in March 2016 and played Summer Breeze Open Air later that year. For live performances, JJ and Sollak are joined by bassist Thomas Dornig, drummer Mischa Bruemmer and guitarist Marrok. In 2017 they were nominated for the Hard & Heavy category of the Amadeus Austrian Music Awards.[2]

Members[edit]

  • Matthias "MS" Sollak – guitars, bass, drums (2011–present)
  • Michael "JJ" V. Wahntraum – vocals (2011–present)

Touring musicians[edit]

Current

  • Thomas Dornig – bass (2012–present)
  • Marrok – guitar, backing vocals (2012–present)
  • Mischa Bruemmer – drums (2013–present)

Former

  • Morbus J – drums (2012–2013)
  • Thomas "T. Martyr" Leitner – drums (2014)

Discography[edit]

Studio albums

Year Title Peak positions[3]
AUT GER SWI
2012 Harakiri for the Sky
2014 Aokigahara
2016 III: Trauma
2018 Arson 62 29
2021 Mӕre 35 4 22

Box sets

  • Wooden Tape Box (2015)

Singles

  • "Calling the Rain" (2016)
  • "Tomb Omnia" (2017)
  • "You Are the Scars" (2017)
  • "Heroin Waltz" (2018)
  • "I, Pallbearer" (2020)"
  • "Sing for the Damage We've Done" (2020)
  • "And Oceans Between Us" (2020)
  • "I'm All About the Dusk" (2021)
  • "Song to Say Goodbye" (2021)

Music videos

  • "My Bones to the Sea" (2014)
  • "The Traces We Leave" (2016)
  • "Heroin Waltz" (2018)
  • "I, Pallbearer" (2020)
  • "Sing for the Damage We've Done" (2020)
  • "I'm All About The Dusk" (2020)
  • "Us Against December Skies" (2021)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Wiederhorn, Jon (4 August 2016). "A Brief History of Post-Metal". Bandcamp. Retrieved 14 November 2017.
  2. ^ DerStandard.at: Amadeus Awards: Julian le Play und Voodoo Jürgens fünfmal nominiert (German)
  3. ^ Charts: AUT / GER / SWI

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