Winterhorde is a Melodic Black Metal band from Israel. The idea of starting the band came to Seth (Guitars) and Celestial (Bass) in the summer of 1999. The musical direction, chosen by them was black atmospheric metal, combined with northern folklore elements. Deeply influenced by Scandinavian black metal scene, they were searching for soul-mates and in the beginning of 2000 the original line-up was completed. The band called Autumn Palace was born.