Related Information for Unto Ashes Musical ensemble Unto Ashes (New York City) incorporates medieval, neofolk, neoclassical, and sometimes black metal and post-punk. Founded by Michael Laird and Susanna Melendez in 1997, the band has released four full-length CDs on the Projekt label. Laird and Lincoln are the only members of the band that have been on all of their releases.Unto Ashes founder and producer is Michael Laird who plays acoustic guitar, hammered dulcimer, Appalachian dulcimer, Persian saz, hurdy-gurdy, d.. read more