Ellende the austrian black metal project was founded in the year 2011 by L.G. as a soloproject and turned into a live project in 2012 with session musicians.

Vienna 2018 (c) by Shade Grown Eye Photography

current lineup:
P.F. – live drums, studio drums (Norikum, Nekrodeus, Black Yen, Ex-Rectal Rooter)
L.B. – live guitar (Norikum, Ziagnmölka)
D.B. – live guitar (Roadking, ex-Angels May Cry, ex-Psych, ex-Sidesplitting)
S.L. – live bass (Nekrodeus, Black Yen, ex-Blasphemist)
L.G. – vocals, songwriting, studioinstruments, designs (Svarta, Roadking, ex-Aphotic Excess, ex-Euterpe, ex-Verlies, ex-Nightforest)

The band’s name comes from a Middle High German adjective originating from the West Germanic *alja-landja-, which can be translated as „being out of the(/one’s) country“. In the sense of „exiled“, this took on a negative connotation over time, reflected nowadays in modern German elend, i.e. „miserable“.