Harakiri for the Sky

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Harakiri for the Sky
Harakiri for the Sky Party.San Metal Open Air 2018 29.jpg
Harakiri for the Sky at Party.San 2018
Background information
OriginVienna and Salzburg, Austria
Years active2011–present
LabelsAOP Records
Associated acts
  • Bifröst
  • Karg
  • Seagrave
  • Matthias Sollak
  • JJ

Harakiri for the Sky is an Austrian 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 four studio albums – Harakiri for the Sky (2012), Aokigahara (2014), III: Trauma (2016) and Arson (2018) – via German record label Art of Propaganda.

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]


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

Current touring musicians

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

Former touring members

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


Studio albums

Year Title Peak positions[3]
2012 Harakiri for the Sky
2014 Aokigahara
2016 III: Trauma
2018 Arson 62 29

Box sets

  • Wooden Tape Box (2015)


  • "Calling the Rain" (2016)
  • "Tomb Omnia" (2017)

Music videos

  • "My Bones to the Sea" (2014)
  • "The Traces We Leave" (2016)
  • "Heroin Waltz" (2018)


  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