sexta-feira, fevereiro 27

Dissection - The Somberlain (1993)

Jon Nödtveidt (aged 31) shot and killed himself on August 13th, 2006. Swedish police found him in his apartment inside a circle of lit candles. It is believed that he killed himself because he felt he had achieved all that he could/was meant to in this life. According to some who actually knew him this was probably planned ever since he got out of jail.

The band first disbanded due to Jon Nödtveidt's accomplice to murder conviction. He was serving time in prison since 1997 until early 2004 and then reactivated the band.

Label:No Fashion Records
Release date:December 3rd, 1993

Country of origin:Sweden
Location: Strömstad (early), Stockholm (later)
Formed in:1989
Genre:Melodic Black Metal, Melodic Death Metal
Lyrical themes:Death, Occultism, Chaos, Anti-Cosmic Satanism
Last label:High Roller Records
Years active:1989-1997, 2004-2006

Jon Nödtveidt (R.I.P 2006) - Guitars (lead), Vocals, Lyrics
John Zwetsloot - Guitars (rhythm), Guitars (acoustic)
Peter Palmdahl - Bass
Ole Öhman - Drums

1. Black Horizons
2. The Somberlain
3. Crimson Towers
4. A Land Forlorn
5. Heaven's Damnation
6. Frozen
7. Into Infinite Obscurity
8. In the Cold Winds of Nowhere
9. The Grief Prophecy / Shadows Over a Lost Kingdom
10. Mistress of the Bleeding Sorrow
11. Feathers Fell


sábado, fevereiro 7

Rotting Christ - Triarchy of the Lost Lovers (1996)

Before they formed Rotting Christ, Sakis Tolis, Themis Tolis and Mutilator played in a band together called Black Church, which they started in 1985. They went on to create Rotting Christ in 1987.

Originally started as grindcore, but after Satanas Tedeum they became a straight up black metal act. In due time, with the release of A Dead Poem, the band headed towards the gothic realm and lost most of their black metal element. They started going back to their heavier sound on Khronos and on Sanctus Diavolos they blackened their sound even more. With Theogonia, the band had started incorporating many folk elements in their sound.

In 2012 the band announced that the line-up from their first three albums (Sakis Tolis, Themis Tolis, Mutilator, George Zacharopoulos) will get together again for a show in Nuclear War Now festival in Berlin, Germany celebrating their 1000th show and play songs exclusively from their first three albums and demos. When the time came for this one show the band actually appeared with the current 2012 line up and not the original as it was planned.

Release date:April 1996
Label:Century Media Records

Country of origin:Greece
Location:Athens, Attica
Genre:Black Metal (early), Gothic Metal (mid), Extreme Metal (later)
Lyrical themes:Anti-Christianity, Occultism, Greek Mythology
Years active:1987-present

Necromayhem - Guitars, Vocals
Necrosavron- Drums
Mutilator - Bass, Lyrics

1.King of a Stellar War 06:17
2.A Dynasty from the Ice 04:29
3.Archon 04:09
4.Snowing Still 05:44
5.Shadows Follow 04:37
6.One with the Forest 04:35
7.Diastric Alchemy 04:56
8.The Opposite Bank 05:56
9.The First Field of the Battle 05:37
Total time: 46:20