[ Eternal ]    [ Woad ]    [ Verbeia ]

Epitaph of Seikolos was born out of the grim Montana winter. Eternal began with a few instrumental tracks in January of 2008. Woad came into the fold during the brief Montana summer. The two had known each other before through a common passion for all things grim and linguistic. Woad's lyrical and vocal ability propelled the Epitaph to even darker depths. Verbeia added the final touches just as the summer was dying, bringing a much needed ethereal element to the music. The essence of the band is a recognition both of the absurdity of life, and of the absurdity of serious artistic expression. This is not to say that they do not value serious artistic expression; rather, they recognize that ultimately their musical offerings lack any preternatural meaning.

Epitaph of Seikolos takes inspiration from many sources musical, literary, and natural, including Wolves in the Throne Room, Agalloch, Alcest, Xasthur, Enslaved, Nahemah, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Jean-Paul Sartre, Albert Camus, Yves Bonnefoy, wind, sand, cold, despair, and hope.