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From the Promoter
Extreme metal band formed in 1991 in Gdańsk, Poland.
Began as a Black Metal band and transitioned into a Death Metal band.
It was in 1991 that Behemoth was formed (initially as Baphometh) by frontman Nergal (Holocausto at that time). They released a few demos, "Endless Damnation" (1992), "The Return Of The Northern Moon" (1993) and "From The Pagan Vastlands" (1993). "From The Pagan Vastlands" being the demo that really showed what they wanted. They signed with an Italian company called Entropy Rec., and released their debut mini-album entitled "And the forests dream eternally" in 1994. A year later they recorded their first full-length "Sventevith (storming near the Baltic)". The album gave them the attention they wanted and they got a deal with the German Solistitium Rec., where they also recorded and released their second album "Grom," a very experimental album, which included female vocals, synths and acoustic guitar. They also finally did a European tour where they gained stage experience and a good reputation.
In 1997 they did a split with Damnation, re-released "The Return Of The Northern Moon" and recorded their third album "Pandemonic Incantations," which featured a new drummer, Inferno.
In 1998 they got a two album record deal with Italian Avantgarde Music. They released "Satanica" 1999 and it was a huge success and secured the band tour support to Deicide and Satyricon.
In 2001 they released "Thelema.6" which gained them even more fame and led them to the European tour X-Mass Festivals, Wacken Open Air, With Full Force, Inferno Festival, Mystic Festival, Mind Over Matter etc....
In 2002 they started work on their 6th album. They gave it the title "Zos Kia Cultus (Here and Beyond)". One of their most impressive albums to date (the band had spent almost 700 hours making it). And again, a lot of tours followed. In 2003 they released the EP "Conjuration".
The music style on Thelema.6 and Zos Kia Cultus can be characterized as death metal with industrial unfluences.
In 2007 band released "The Apostasy," which showed the further evolution of Behemoth's music style, and established the band's "visit card" - famous "blackened death metal" style.
In 2009 band released "Evangelion," which was heavily supported with massive worldwide touring.
In 2014 Behemoth released their 10th full-length album "The Satanist," which is also supported with worldwide touring, including the scandal-famous Russian Satanist tour.
Adam "Nergal" Darski (guitars, vocals)
Zbigniew Robert "Inferno" Promiński (drums, percussion)
Tomasz "Orion" Wróblewski (bass)
Patryk Dominik "Seth" Sztyber (guitar)
AT THE GATES
At the Gates was formed in 1990 in Gothenburg, Sweden on the ashes of split-up death/black metal band Grotesque. Founding members were Tomas Lindberg (vocals), Anders Björler (guitars), Adrian Erlandsson (drums), Jonas Björler (bass) and Alf Svensson (guitars). Their debut EP, "Gardens of Grief", was released in 1991 by their local label, Dolores. Following this they went on a Swedish tour with bands such as Dismember, Bolt Thrower, Massacre and Immolation. After the tour they were signed to Peaceville Records who released their debut album "The Red in the Sky Is Ours" in 1992. It was a success in the Death Metal underground.
After touring with My Dying Bride in 1992 they recorded the second album "With Fear I Kiss the Burning Darkness", which was released in 1993. At this point Alf Svensson decided to leave the band to concentrate on his other careers as tattoo artist and comic illustrator. He was replaced by former House Of Usher guitarist Martin Larsson. To support the album the band went on another tour, this time with Cradle of Fear and Anathema.
In 1994 they released "Terminal Spirit Disease" which was another success. A lot of tours followed.
The band was eventually signed to Earache Records and entered the studio one last time to record "Slaughter of the Soul", which was released in 1995. They won various awards and the band also joined major tours in the US with Morbid Angel, Napalm Death etc. Shortly after the tours were over, Anders however decided to quit the band and as a result the whole band split apart at the height of their career.
After the split up Adrian and Jonas joined Patrik Jensen to form The Haunted and not too long after Anders also joined the band.
Tomas Lindberg went on to make music with bands such as Skitsystem, Disfear, Lock Up, The Great Deveicer, The Crown.
In 2001, a compilation by the name "Suicidal Final Art" was released.
In 2008 At The Gates announced their reunion tour.
In 2014 the band announced that a new studio album was in the making. Their fifth full length "At War With Reality" was released in October 2014.
WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM
Wolves in the Throne Room is an American black metal band formed in 2003 in Olympia, Washington. The main members of Wolves in the Throne Room are brothers Aaron and Nathan Weaver.