Michael Gregor (musician)

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Michael Gregor
Also known as Silenius
Origin Austria
Genres Dark ambient, black metal, darkwave, electronic music, industrial metal, martial industrial
Occupation(s) Musician, composer
Instruments Vocals, keyboard, bass, programming
Years active 1991–present
Labels Napalm Records
Associated acts Abigor, Amestigon, Die Verbannten Kinder Evas, Kreuzweg Ost, Pazuzu, Summoning[1]

Michael Gregor (also known as Silenius) is an Austrian musician who is currently in the bands Amestigon (since 1998) as vocalist, Kreuzweg Ost as programmer, and Summoning as vocalist, keyboardist, and bassist; the two latter bands are bands that he is a founding member of. He supplied vocals for Abigor from 1994 to 1999 and appeared on seven of Abigor's releases.[2] Silenius was vocalist and keyboardist for Pazuzu[3] and played on the band's split album and debut album. Along with fellow Summoning bandmate Richard Lederer, Silenius also used to be a member of Die Verbannten Kinder Evas, serving as a vocalist and a keyboardist.[4] Silenius has recorded music for a project called "Mirkwood", of which no material has yet been released.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Considering the fantasy-related lyrical content of Summoning, Michael Gregor has explained that he has been interested in the works of J. R. R. Tolkien since age 16 or 17, but was interested in fantasy literature since his childhood.[5]


With Abigor[edit]

With Amestigon[edit]

With Kreuzweg Ost[edit]

With Pazuzu[edit]

With Summoning[edit]


  1. ^ Michael Gregor discogs.com. Retrieved on 2009-11-15.
  2. ^ a b Abigor information musicmight.com. Retrieved on 2009-11-16.
  3. ^ Pazuzu biography archaic-magazine.com. Retrieved on 2009-11-18.
  4. ^ a b Summoning biography rockerek.hu. Retrieved on 2009-11-19.
  5. ^ Rennick, Patrick. Interview with Silenius & Protector of Summoning metalreview.com. 2006-04-08. Retrieved on 2009-11-18.