Melankolia was started in mid-2007 by Mike O’Brien. The concept and goal was formed at this time. The music actually formed and took shape late 2007-2008. My original goal with Melankolia was to try and put feelings to music. I originally started with a very poor setup and poor instruments. The difference between now and then is almost definately the passion. I had enormous passion and creativity then, just not the right tools to express it fully. As the years went by, I found I had to reclaim again the original fire for creative work. Thanks to the many friends and supporters I have, I realized that continuing forward is the one true course. Melankolia has at this point (10/13) 3 studio albums, 3 EP’s, and countless contributions to many different collaborative works. I won’t list all albums, splits, and collaborative works here at this time, but each one certainly holds a special place in my heart. This discography listing concentrates on my studio releases alone. Perhaps later, more will be added.


Melankolia Announces 4th Studio Album:

Vividarium Intervigilium Viator


Melankolia has returned from the studio with the project’s 4th studio album, entitled Vividarium Intervigilium Viator


I look forward to bringing new songs to you after a 5 year break!



Nokturnum – 2009, Beneath the Fog Productions, 7 track album. Later referred to as the project’s “demo”, Nokturnum sold over 150 copies, and is currently sold out.

Orpheus Down – 2010, Quartier23, 10 track full album. Orpheus Down saw the ascent in quality to MIDI sounds and better instrumentation. Orpheus Down has sold an unknown amount of copies, and is still available through distros and online stores worldwide. One track of note is a cover of Vond’s Slipp sorgen løs.

III – 2012, Quartier23, 15 track full album. III took over 2 years to fully come together. Featuring 80 minutes of music, it also boasts the collaborative talents of Appalachian Winter, Buer, Hoyland, Immundus, Karsten Hamre, Loell Duinn, and Mortiis. Currently available worldwide through various outlets.

2014 – Recording has begun on the 4th studio album, “Vividarium Intervigilium Viator” and will see release early Autumn 2017.  Melankolia is currently signed with Hypnotic Dirge Records.

Vividarium Intervigilium Viator – Autumn 2017, Hypnotic Dirge Records.

Reviews and Interviews

Melankolia III review by Santa Sangre

Interview with Santa Sangre Magazine (2012)

Melankolia III review by Midwinter Fires

Interview with Midwinter Fires (2012)

Other Places

Official Facebook

Official Soundcloud

Official Bandcamp



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