“Horn” was formed as a solo project in 2003 and is a solitary musical undertaking up to the present day. The initial drive behind the project was to create nature-themed Black Metal, focusing on the relation of man and nature in a regional context. The old material, being mainly concerned with detailed descriptions of nature and incorporating rather upbeat, folk-influenced riffing, has made way for more sinister themes and soundscapes over the years. What has remained throughout the course of seven studio albums is the distinct “Horn” sound, featuring siren-like lead guitars, classical Black Metal-styled vocals as well as clean chorals and a serious folkloristic approach far from the jolly drunken Viking tunes celebrated these days.
HORN’s eighth studio album was inspired by the German folk song „Es ist ein Schnitter“ (17. century), the lansquenets, wars of the past, tribalism and the spirit of masculinity. Stylistically, the songs seamlessly blend in with the Feldpost material (2015) with clean and harsh vocals taking turns in conveying the eight mid-tempo songs, solely performed in German, as well as one bonus track. The artwork, layout and visual concept was carried by Timon Kokott(facebook.com/TimonKokottArtWork).
1. Alles in einem Schnitt
2. Turm am Hang
3. Verhallend in Landstrichen
4. Die mit dem Bogen auf dem Kreuz
7. Lanz und Spieß
8. Bastion, im Seegang tauber Fels
9. The sky has not always been this way
– Niklas: instruments, vocals, concept and lyrics
2003 ”Wanderszeit” Demo
2004 ”Der Forst Im Frühjahr” CDr
2006 ”Kraft der Szenarien”CD
2015 ”Jahreszeiten/Die Kraft…” 2CD
2016 ”Turm am Hang” CD/LP