Dark Fortress is a black metal band from Landshut, Germany, formed in 1994. They have released six studio albums, a split album and a demo album. On May 13, 2007, they fired their vocalist, Azathoth due to various non-musical reasons.
Formed in 1994 Dark Fortress have established themselves with their intense live shows and the pitch black full-length pieces that meet the standard set by northern Europe's prolific scenes.
Their first musical sign of life was the 1996 released demo "Rebirth Of The Dark Age". In 1997 the original line-up consisting of band founder Asvargr (guitar), vocalist Azathoth, Njord on bass, and drummer Charon established the band's first live line-up with the addition of a second guitarist named Crom and keyboardist Thamuz. Debuting live in February 1997 the young horde soon shared the stage with such underground figureheads as Lunar Aurora, Disaster and Nagelfar. Dark Fortress' first label release was the Split MCD with Barad Dür entitled "Towards ...