Midnattsol is a Symphonic metal and folk metal band from Germany and Norway, The band was formed in 2002 by singer Carmen Elise Espenæs and guitarist Christian Hector.
In 2002, singer Carmen Elise Espenæs and guitarist Chris Hector founded the German-Norwegian Symphonic metal and folk metal band Midnattsol; their intention was to start working on this project once they found like-minded persons to join their band. The new members were then identified in Chris Murzinsky (former drummer for Penetralia), Daniel Fischer (keyboard player), and later on Daniel Droste (guitarist) and Birgit Öllbrunner (bassist).
Their sound is essentially Symphonic metal, with some folk influences in the melodies. Although their sound can be classified as symphonic metal, the band prefers to call their style 'Nordic folk metal' because of the folk elements in their music and occasional Norwegian lyrics. Their lyrics are largely based on Norwegian folk tales. Their first full-length album, ...