Frozen Mist (2004-2014, 2014-2016, 2016-present)
After the remnants of Darkj's band Mazzey in 2001, he wanted to continue to make music and decided to start looking into composing music on the computer. The ashes of Mazzey was slowly heading towards gothic and vampiric inspirations, and in February 2004, Frozen Mist was born. With 10 years of history that has abruptly ended in March 2014, Darkj has accumulated alot of experience into creating metal music at home in his recording studio. What once started as a small solo project, Frozen Mist has grown more mature with every release over the years, including help from various female vocalists, backup male vocalists and lead guitar solos. With Frozen Mist, Darkj has brought us beautiful gothic/doom metal masterpieces, we have seen the dead in the ghostly paranormal era and finally, he has taken Frozen Mist to extreme heights with his pagan black metal style. At the end of 2013, there were communication issues with ex-members that never got resolved, in which Darkj ended Frozen Mist after the release of "Paganwinds" and formed new side projects, Jaquio and Valknut from its ashes, and later, Forestwind.
Seven months later, Darkj reforms Frozen Mist as his full time band project with a new lineup and on April 2, 2016, "The Tenalach Prophecy" was released. Shortly after its release, Darkj loses interest in playing and writing this style of music, therefore his then side-project, Jaquio was brought back for a very short while. Darkj then once again reforms Frozen Mist full time bringing Salmar and starting from a brand new slate reinvented with an all new lineup, changing the genre and music style with a huge plethora of musical influences.