For the town in Germany, see Elend, Saxony-Anhalt.
Elend is a band formed in France in 1993 by composers and multi-instrumentalists Iskandar Hasnawi of France and Renaud Tschirner of Austria. The band's name is German for "misery." Their music can be described as gothic and synthesized orchestral music, or simply neoclassical. In recent albums for the Winds Cycle, they have incorporated some industrial elements, which have given their new albums a noticably different style from earlier ones.
Elend is often classified as a metal act due to the fact that in their earlier days, they were signed to Holy Records, which released metal music almost exclusively. In reality, though their sound has sometimes been very violent, they have never been metal of any form.
The Winds Cycle was originally intended to consist of five albums, however it was changed to a trilogy prior to the release of A World in Their Screams for unknown reasons.
In an interview with a French magazine posted in June 2007...
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