Forthcoming Fire started as a gothic rock band with electronic influences and has released cds since the early 1990'ies. A part of their sound would later be called "neofolk". When they drew attention from Sony Records, the label asked them to take a distance from earlier coöperations with the label VAWS and compilations such as Riefenstahl and Thorak. The band refused, was dismantled and two members continued as Von Thronstahl. After a gap of five years, FF has released two more albums.