Ethereal Faun was formed in Spring 2007 by Francesco Capomagi and guitarists Lorenzo Marcelloni and Marco Parlapiano. The group's goal was to create music that mixed Folk, Progressive and Death elements with Melodic Metal. The trio was soon joined by drummer Alessandro Manoni and vocalist Marta Pierdominici. Ethereal Faun's songs combine several influences including folk music in the form of fiddle, flute melodies and acoustic guitar as well as energetic metal riffs and female vocals. Death and progressive metal elements are also present in the form of heavy screams and instrumentation.