Noekk is a German progressive doom metal band that is a collaboration of two then former Empyrium members (Markus Stock, a.k.a. Ulf T. Schwadorf, and Thomas Helm). The origin of the band's name is supposed to come from a water creature that was able to transform into a beautiful white horse. When the proud stallion eventually got a human to mount it, it dashed into the dark waters and drowned the victim. According to the band, the Noekk demanded an annual human sacrifice, but this is not a part of the traditional folklore. Noekk has released three full-length albums on Prophecy Productions.
This year, this band will release a new EP, called Carol Stones and Elder Rock, their first release since 2008's The Minstrel Curse.
F.F. Yugoth (a.k.a. Markus Stock) - drums, bass, guitar
Funghus Baldachin (a.k.a. Thomas Helm) - vocals, keyboard, guitar