1999, though we've been playing together since 1995, it was then that we came up with the name, and decided we were aiming for a progressive metal sound
Progressive metal in theory, though that's more like a target than a pigeon hole. Mostly we're hard rock / metal with progressive influences
Guitars, Bass, keyboards, drums (sequenced). Keyboard and synth sounds produced by a Soundblaster Live! with Chaos (general midi), Wave It Gold (piano and strings), and Sonic Implants (drums) sound fonts. All recording is done using Cakewalk Sonar.
Because it combines the feeling of the tension of a looming storm, the violence of a lightning strike, and the peace of aftermath.
Actually, Tessa spewed out a list of words more or less at random, and we picked that one. There's a hyphen in it because cumulonimbus.com was already taken, and it kinda looks better that way anyway. But feel free to believe the first one if it makes you feel better ;)