Based in Central Ostrobothnia, Finland.

Formed sometime in the late 1990's originally as a black metal band with another singer.

It wasn't long however that it became clear that the music had to be something else than the "hip" thing of that era so the current shape started to form.

Shortly after the second demo the original singer departed from the band.

somberaeon has continued as a duo ever since.


The debut album "broken" was recorded between the years 2008-2010 after 8 years of recording hiatus, self-financed in bursts whenever time and money gave way. Additional musicianship was required and they appeared in the form of Sami Rautio – bass / Matti Auerkallio – solo guitar.

A self-financed batch of 100 pieces of the record was made in 2010, it was sent to various labels in hopes one of them would publish the record 'as-is'. If no interest would arise it was to be sold as digital version and as well as the remaining physical copies.

Luckily Inverse Records wanted to publish it and after some short deliberation it was decided that the record would be re-mixed and re-mastered. Which had to be done, again, in small bursts when ever possible causing a further, about a half a year delay.


"broken" was officially released at the end of 2011.

No prior releases apart from a couple of demos in 1999 and early 2000.


somberaeon has not performed live.