DARGAARD was formed by Tharen (Abigor, Amestigon, Heidenreich, Dominion³) in 1997. The band became his opportunity to step away from his usual genre (black metal) and experiment with a different approach to expressing attitudes and feelings. With Elisabeth Toriser (Abigor, Antichrisis, Dominion III) taking over the vocal responsibilities in 1998, Dargaard successfully completed the recording of their debut CD, Eternity Rites, released by Napalm Records under the Draenor Productions banner in October 1998.
August of the following year had the band back in the studio to record follow up In Nomine Aeternitatis. Released in February 2000, it remained true to the Dargaard style and proved once again DARGAARD's undeniable skill in creating superior melodies and atmospheric bliss.
June 2001 welcomed DARGAARD's third recording effort. The Dissolution of Eternity was described as having reached a milestone in innovative dark wave. DARGAARD had fully convinced the critics, becoming the "album of the month" in both ORKUS and SONIC SEDUCER and securing a considerable fan base in the Gothic and Dark Wave genres.
DARGAARD’s their latest full length release, Rise and Fall, offers a magical sound experience characterized by impressive compositions. Atmospheric, enigmatic Dark Wave melodies embedded in bombastic choirs and orchestral arrangements are transformed into impressive works of art by the by the bewitching voice of Elizabeth Toriser.