Lemuria is a symphonic black metal band from Belgium founded by four musicians, Jens, Vincent, Bart, and Niklaas in 1999. Initially, the artists called the group Spinal Chill. Jens was a guitar player, Bart took on the role of a bassist, Vincent was a drummer while Niklaas demonstrated his singing talent.
Initially, the musicians chose the genre, which their fans called death metal. They released the first demo album called Demonic. In 2000, one of the initial members Johan, who didn’t participate in the recordings, left the band. The artists found a new member, Kevin, who was a talented guitar player. After that, the band changed the name to Niklaas'а but soon settled on Lemuria.
Jens and Vincent were talented composers. Thanks to their efforts, the group acquired a special sound. They demonstrated a mix of black heavy metal and some folk. The originality of the band’s sound brought them an army of fans. The group was climbing to the peak of its popularity. A year after the formation, musicians recording a debut album in Cavern Studio in Antwerp. It was called The Vault of the Witness. The LP made a huge impression on metal music fans. It’s worth noting that the quality of the recording was poor, which didn’t keep the group from becoming famous.