It was in 2000 that STRAASHA's story began, borne by Lord BARTH, a veteran survivor of AD MORTEM in AETERNUM and his symphonic Black Metal. Reminiscent of Norse mythologies and the legendary Elric Cycle, it is the mystical interpretation of the voyages and quests of the unknown that are at the source of STRAASHA's inspiration.
It is therefore understandable that he dedicated his first creation to the sea, recounting the quest for Vàrg, a sailor who was looking for the lost soul of his father.
Wishing above all to have an innovative approach and not wanting to make black metal in the spirit of his former bands, Lord BARTH composed in a few months all the pieces of his first opus - traditionnal black metal Traditional in the vein of Norwegian bands - mixed with heavy and folk elements.
Recorded between September 2001 and February 2002, STRAASHA's first mini-album presents itself as a concept piece of almost half an hour, divided into several chapters and narrating the Epic of the hero and the progression of his quest. In October 2002, STRAASHA was signed by Melancholia Records. A mini-album was released in Digipack split-CD shared with NUMENOR. This Split Digipack is available here on our shop. At the moment, STRAASHA is working on the development of an upcoming album.