founded Fire & Ice
in 1991 after several years as a member of Sol Invictus
. Fire & Ice
takes the purity and philosophy of early music and melds it into a message redolent with powerful seeds of honour, truth, loyalty and the bond of true friendship.
The music reflects Ian Read's keen interests in magic lore, runes, tradition, renaissance medievalism, Nordic mysticism and other occult mysteries. His work as Fire & Ice
has a large amount of influence on neofolk music.
The year 2000 saw the last Fire & Ice
release 'Birdking', this higly praised album already a classic in this genre, is now followed by "Fractured Man". 12 years later Ian Read
and his contributors are showing that Fire & Ice
music is still outstanding in the nowadays neofolk music scene. The well arranged conceptional recordings are refreshening a whole genre, together with the participating artists Ian Read
did create another milestone in his musical carreer.