WINTERUS is a North American Black Metal band hailing from Michigan, USA. The band was originally formed in December, 2009 under the name ‘The Ancient’ and quickly recorded and released a 5-song EP entitled A Frozen Path nationally to critical acclaim in May, 2010. Soon after, the EP caught the attention of Lifeforce Records and Winterus was signed to a multi-album deal.
The band cites Immortal, Enslaved, Wolves in the Throne Room, and In Flames as key influences to creating their chilling atmospheric sound and ominously heavy tone. Blue lights and mystic fog line the stage as the band performs their intense brand of metal at near trance-like precision. Radiating maturity, Winterus covers themes of brutal honesty, isolation, philosophy, and real human emotion.
Winterus is set to enter the studio on November 4, 2010 to begin work on their debut full-length album entitled, In Carbon Mysticism. Lead singer, Christopher Erich Neu, will handle the production and engineering in his studio in Michigan, USA, while mastering will be handled by Ken Sorceron (of Abigail Williams & Aborted).. Following the production of the record, the band is looking to a spring release with subsequent touring within the US. Also, after having now partnered with Marco and Avocado Booking, a European tour is now planned for sometime in 2011.
With a new name and a new label to call home, Winterus looks to quickly create a name for themselves within the black metal and metal scenes while becoming a lasting presence for years to follow.