There are multiple artists with this name: 1) Mephistopheles was a Melodic Black Metal band from Germany, whom later became more Symphonic Black. They were formed in 1994, in the same year of releasing their self-released demo. The demo was a brief three-piece work, intended for label approval. In 1997, they seeked a good starters label called Adipocere Records, prior to their release "Landscape Symphonies" which was a concept album based off of ancient landscape fantasies. The lineup for this album was: Ferun on guitars, Friirr the bassist, Nordischer Künstler on keyboard/synths, Eike C.