The best Black Metal bands
One of the crudest and darkest genres of music, one of the extreme genres of any music, now struggling to see which is the best Black Metal band. Here is a list to vote for your best band.
Samael is a black metal band from Switzerland. In the beginning it was a band of pure black metal, evolving later to soften its sound, and incorporate electronic and industrial elements.
Lord Belial is a Swedish black metal band, from Trollhättan, formed in 1992. Lord Belial left his old label No Fashion Records in 2002 when the firm prevented them from recording the song "Purify Sweden". The song contained controversial references to the strength of Swedish patriotism, anti-religion and war. Later they released a single on vinyl under the Metal Fortress Entertainment label. The current signature of the band is Regain Records. In 2009, they announced on their website that all of Lord Belial's activities have been stopped due to a problem with drummer Micke Backelin, only saying that if his problem improves, they may be given the task of setting everything in motion. new.
Old Man's Child
Old Man's Child is a symphonic Black metal band from Oslo, Norway. The band was founded in 1993, but its origins date back to 1983; when Galder Aldrahn Jardar were members of the death metal / thrash metal band Requiem. Then the Requiem band changes its name and that's when Old Man's Child is formed. Since 1993 the band has changed in all its members except Galder (formerly called Grusom) who has remained since the band was founded. In 1996, the band signed a contract with Century Media, who would distribute their albums worldwide, attracting the attention of new fans. In 2001, Galder joined Dimmu Borgir, a band in which he still remains, but without neglecting Old Man's Child. The name of the band; "Old Man's Child" refers to "The Son of the Devil."
Enslaved is a Norwegian viking metal and Black metal band, founded in 1991 by Grutle Kjellson (bass and vocals), Ivar Bjørnson (guitar and synthesizer) and Trym Torson (drums) in Haugesund. The name of the group comes from the song «Enslaved in Rot» by Immortal. In 1995, after two albums released, Torson left the band to join Emperor and since then a series of changes in his training followed until in 2004, Cato Bekkevold (drums) and Herbrand Larsen (keyboard) joined Kjellson, Bjørnson and Arve Isdal (guitar, who had joined the group in 2002), completing the current training. During their career they have evolved and experimented with their music, always maintaining characteristic aspects from the beginning. His lyrics, image and creative inspiration focus on Viking mythology and culture. Although the band now composes in English, their songs from the first albums used Icelandic, Norwegian or Old Norse. Since their debut in 1991, they have published eleven studio albums, three EPs and two DVDs. They have also won four Spellemann awards for the best metal album.
Anorexia nervosa is a French black symphonic metal band that began as an industrial metal act in Limoges, France. The band formed in 1995 and was active for ten years thereafter. They are currently "on hold" due to the departure of vocalist RMS Hreidmar.
Hellhammer was an extreme metal band from Switzerland. They are remembered as one of the most influential heavy metal bands, despite their short existence. [Citation needed] Hellhammer has been the protagonist of the foundation of black / death metal. They influenced an entire generation of new bands in the 80s during the two years of the project. Upon dissolving some of its members formed Celtic Frost, one of the key bands in the development of the extreme genres of Metal.
Silencer was a Black / Doom band, formed in 1995 in Stockholm, Sweden by Leere on bass and guitar, and Nattramn as a vocalist. It is now considered a cult band within the suicide Black Metal scene.
Watain is a black metal band from the city of Uppsala in Sweden. It was founded in 1998 by vocalist and bassist Erik «E» Danielsson, drummer Håkan «H» Jonsson and guitarists Pelle «P» Forsberg and C. Blom.2 C. Blom left Watain after the release of his debut album Rabid Death's Curse, so that the group was established as a trio until today.3 Since 2003, Watain has had the live collaboration of bassist Álvaro Lillo and guitarist Set Teitan. His lyrics, his ideology and the covers and titles of his albums are related to death, darkness and Satanism.4 They are also known for their ceremonial speeches, their rituals of black magic during the performances and a great admiration for Satan.2 His members do not use nicknames, but their initials, unlike other musicians of the genre, whom Watain members criticized for ignoring the origins of their artistic names.
Carpathian Forest is a black metal band founded in 1992 by Roger "Nattefrost" Rasmussen and J. Nordavind in Sandnes, Norway. To complete their training they called drummer Lord Blackmangler to record their first demo in 1992. After several changes in training, Nordavind left the band in 2000, leaving Nattefrost as the only original member. At present the band is formed by Vrangsinn, Anders Kobro and Nattefrost.
Celtic Frost was an extreme metal band from the 80s', coming from Zurich, Switzerland. The group was active from 1984 to 1993, and was reformed in 2001. After the departure of Tom Gabriel Fischer in 2008, Celtic Frost decided to separate again.1 The band took inspiration from heavy metal groups such as Black Sabbath, Angel Witch , Venom, from gothic rock like Bauhaus, Siouxsie & the Banshees and Christian Death2 and the punk rock group Discharge.
Nargaroth, is a black metal band, from East Germany in Saxony, created in 1997. The only member is, René Wagner "Kanwulf", who however has lately renounced this name. His relatives generally call him Ash, a nickname he got for his friends and family in the mid-1990s for his interest in the "Evil Dead" series of (1981, 1987, 1993). Kanwulf is himself responsible in a great way for his music and lyrics but is helped by guest musicians. Among them have been for example: Charoon, whom he met in 1992 and who has played live for Nargaroth between 1998 - 2008 and also contributed in rhythm guitar in the album Herbsleyd and the material in Rasluka. Akhenaten of the band Judas Iscariot, Occulta Mors of Moonblood as well as L'hiver de Winterblut. The pseudonym "Kanwulf" comes from a French book with old Scandinavian names, and the name of the band comes from the prefix Narg by the strong link of the nature of Kanwulf and to complete the name the roth of one of the favorite bands was added in the principles of Kanwulf Gorgoroth, thus giving the final result.
Judas Iscariot was an American black metal band, originally called Heidegger, formed in 1992 as a "one-man-band" project by Andrew Jay Harris, American Sociologist and Philosopher, using the pseudonym "Akhenaten" (Akhenaten). However, with the release of Heaven in Flames (1999), Duane Timlin (nicknamed Cryptic Winter) joined him as a drummer in session. From 1999 to 2000, Akhenaten performed only two live concerts with a formation in which members of Nargaroth, Krieg, Absu, and Manic Butcher participated. The topics they touched were often directed against religion, always from the point of view of nihilistic philosophy. After returning from Germany, Akhenaten announced the breakup of Judas Iscariot on August 25, 2002. Intentionally or not, this date coincided with the 102nd anniversary of the death of the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, whose work was an important influence on the ideological bases from the band. As the name of the band implies the stated goal of Akhenaten was to separate Christian blasphemy, with music. His hatred was directed particularly towards Christian views of morality and compassion, which he believed promotes human weakness rather than individuality and personal development of the individual. Akhenaten considered Judas Iscariot a documentation of an individual's struggle with the moral limits set by Christianity. The influence of Nietzsche's nihilistic philosophy is also evident, as well as an absolutely pessimistic view of existence. However, in interviews with Akhenaten, he rejected sympathy with the extremism or racism of National Socialism, often associated with black metal bands in northern Europe. Akhenaten also expressed deep emotions of hatred of capitalism, which he dismissed as inextricably linked to materialism. While he conceived Judas Iscariot as a form of personal expression, Akhenaten expressed that his music was performed with the intention of giving strength to live in a world compromised by materialism and irrational religious ideology.
Marduk is a Swedish black metal band founded in 1990 by guitarist Morgan Steinmeyer Håkansson with the idea of creating "the most blasphemous band in the world" 1 in Norrköping, Sweden. Its name comes from the Babylonian god Marduk, patron deity of Babylon. She is one of the bands of the first scene of Swedish black metal with Dark Funeral, Dissection and Abruptum.2 Marduk has been strongly criticized by religious groups for their anti-Christian and satanic lyrics, especially after the reissue of the Fuck Me Jesus demo (1995 ) whose cover shows a naked woman sodomizing with a crucifix and was banned in some countries.3 They have also been repeatedly accused of being Nazis for the use of the imperial eagle and the Iron Cross on their covers and for their Letters about World War II. At present, the band is formed by vocalist Mortuus, guitarist Morgan, bassist Devo and drummer Lars Broddesson.
Gorgoroth is a Norwegian black metal band, founded in 1992 by guitarist Infernus, vocalist Hat and drummer Goat Pervertor in the city of Bergen. The name of the group comes from a plateau of the fictional kingdom of Mordor from the book The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien.1 Throughout its history, Gorgoroth underwent several changes in its formation; Infernus has been the only constant member and had to play bass and drums on some recordings.2 Since its debut in 1992, the band has published eight studio albums and Ad Majorem Sathanas Gloriam (2006) was nominated for the best Spellemann award metal album.3 Since its debut in 1992, the band has also published a video album, two demos and a live EP.4 In 2007, vocalist Gaahl and bassist King ov Hell performed live performances under the name Gorgoroth without authorization from Infernus. The event triggered a long judicial process that was resolved in favor of the guitarist, who rehired the previous members Pest and Tormentor, as well as bassist Frank Watkins and drummer Tomas Asklund to record the album Quantos Possunt ad Satanitatem Trahunt (2009) . In 2012, Pest and Tormentor left the band and were replaced by session musicians for live performances.
Venom is a British band formed in 1979 by guitarists Jeffrey "Mantas" Dunn and Conrad "Cronos" Lant, drummer Tony "Abaddon" Bray, vocalist Clive "Jesus Christ" Archer and bassist Alan Winston in Newcastle, England. However, the training that received more recognition and fame was formed by Mantas, Abaddon and Cronos as bassist and vocalist. Venom is widely recognized as the pioneer group of black metal and, in turn, a decisive influence on the development of two other sub-genres of thrash metal and death metal. After a series of training changes, the current band is formed by Cronos (bass and vocals), Rage (guitar) and Danté (drums).
Cradle of filth
Cradle of Filth is a group of Extreme Metal, formed in 1991, in Suffolk, United Kingdom.1 2 3 4 His musical style, whose classification has caused a great controversy, 5 evolved from the black metal of his first demos towards a cleaner amalgam It encompasses extreme metal, symphonic black metal and other heavy metal styles. His lyrical themes and images have been widely influenced by gothic literature, poetry and mythology. The band has successfully spared its niche by courting popular news media (often at the expense of its fans), and this has resulted in an increase in coverage by magazines like Kerrang! and television channels such as MTV, in addition to frequent appearances on stage at major world rock festivals such as Ozzfest, Download and even the Sziget Festival. Sometimes the band has been seen as satanic, although their references to Satanism are few and far between, and the use of related images is not part of the group's intention to express a belief, but rather to create a strong impression. According to Metal Hammer magazine, it is the most successful British metal band since Iron Maiden.6 Currently, the band consists of vocalist Dani Filth, bassist Dave Pybus, guitarists Paul Allender and James McIlroy, and Martin Skaroupka as drums.
Satyricon is a Norwegian black metal band, formed in 1990 by Vegard "Wargod" Blomberg and Carl-Michael "Exhurtum" Eide originally under the name Eczema. These two members only recorded a model before leaving the group. The then vocalist, Sigurd "Satyr" Wongraven, took over and along with drummer Kjetil-Vidar "Frost" Haraldstad became the only official members since their debut album in 1993. The group is considered one of the pioneers of the " second wave of Norwegian black metal », which emerged in the 1990s.2 and its members have worked with other important groups such as Darkthrone (Satyr helped write songs and produced some albums through their record label Moonfog Productions) or Gorgoroth ( Frost was his drummer several times) .3 On the other hand, the two Darkthrone members have collaborated on Satyricon albums and the Night vocalist Culto was even an official member in 1996. After publishing several black metal albums in the 1990s , the musical style of Satyricon changed in 2002 with Volcano. This work presented a commercial rock-oriented sound and made the band achieve international success, so it received criticism from its former fans.2 His subsequent albums have followed a musical style similar to that of Volcano and Satyricon has evolved to be one of the most popular black metal groups, in addition to contributing to a significant increase in the number of foreigners who want to learn the Norwegian language.
Dimmu Borgir is a Norwegian symphonic black metal band, founded in 1993 by Ian Kenneth Åkesson (Tjodalv), Stian Thoresen (Shagrath) and Sven Atle Kopperud (Silenoz) in Oslo. These last two have been the only stable members since then. The band has been strongly criticized for the alleged "softening" of its sound by a large part of black metal fans. "Dimmu Borgir" means "Dark Cities" in Icelandic, it is also a group of caves formed by lava in Iceland that according to the Norwegians are the entrance to the infernal hell. Since its debut in 1994, the band has published eight studio albums, a compilation and four EP's. They have received three Spellemann awards (known as the Norwegian Grammy): in 2001 for Puritanical Euphoric Misanthropia, in 2003 for Death Cult Armageddon and in 2007 for the video clip of "The Serpentine Offering", and have participated in festivals such as the Inferno Festival, the Ozzfest, the Download Festival and the Wacken Open Air.
Dark Funeral is a Swedish black metal band, formed in 1993 by Micke «Lord Ahriman» Svanberg and David «Blackmoon» Parland. Having completed their training with the integration of Joel «Draugen» Andersson and Paul «Themgoroth» Mäkitalo, they recorded their first EP in 1994 and subsequently their first studio album under the MNW / No Fashion label entitled The Secrets of the Black Arts and published in 1996. However, after its publication, Themgoroth announced his resignation during the promotional tour and his departure marked the beginning of constant changes in the band's formation, Lord Hariman being the only original member. The one chosen to replace him was Magus Broberg (former Hypocrisy singer) who took the name of Emperor Magus Caligula and participated in his next recordings until 2010 when he announced his resignation and was momentarily replaced by Steve «Nachtgarm» Marbs. After having released three studio albums under the MNW / No Fashion label, in 2001 Dark Funeral began a legal battle for the rights of their works as well as for unpaid royalties. In 2008 they managed to win the trial against MNW / No Fashion and published their subsequent works with the Regain label until 2012 when they finished their contract and signed Century Media.
Emperor was a Norwegian black metal band founded in 1991 by vocalist and guitarist Vegard Sverre "Ihsahn" Tveitan, drummer Tomas "Samoth" Haugen and bassist Håvard "Mortiis" Ellefsen in Notodden, Telemark. Together with Mayhem, Burzum and Darkthrone, Emperor was one of the member bands of the Inner Circle. During its first years the band underwent several changes in its formation, being Ihsahn and Samoth the only constant members, although after the arrival of the Trym Torson drummer in 1996, the formation of Emperor remained stable until the dissolution of the group in 2001. In 2006 the band met again to perform a series of concerts until the end of 2007, when they separated again. Since then the band has only reunited once, at the Hole in the Sky festival, in which Samoth and Trym played with Enslaved the split album Emperor / Hordanes Land. Recently, in the summer of 2014 they met again to celebrate the 20th anniversary of In the Nighside Eclipse which they performed live in concerts in Europe and Japan. Throughout his career, he has published four studio albums and sold more than 500,000 copies worldwide.
Immortal is a Norwegian black metal band founded in 1990 by bassist and vocalist Abbath, drummer Armagedda and guitarists Demonaz and Jörn Tonsberg in Os, near the city of Bergen (in which bands such as Burzum, Gorgoroth or Taake) .1 Immortal has had several changes in its formation, being Abbath the only constant member and coming to take charge of the battery, the keyboard and the guitar. After publishing their debut album, Diabolical Fullmoon Mysticism, the band was interviewed by Norwegian television and since then their popularity was increased, so much so that it even became one of the few black metal bands to have one of their work on the Billboard 200. Despite being one of the most influential bands in black metal, they have rejected this label for their music since its inception because they are not considered satanic and their lyrics are largely influenced by the majesty of winter.2 In the year 2003, announced their separation but returned four years later with the training that is still maintained today: Abbath as vocalist and guitarist, Horgh as drums and Apollyon as bassist.
Darkthrone is a Norwegian black metal band founded in 1987 by drummer Gylve Nagell (Fenriz), guitarists Ivar Enger (Zephyrous) and Anders Risberget and bassist Dag Nilsen in Kolbotn, Norway. In 1989 came vocalist Ted Skjellum (Night Cult) that continues today with Fenriz. They are widely known for being one of the main precursors of Norwegian black metal in the late 1980s and early 1990s. In his long career, Darkthrone has published sixteen studio albums, two EPs and two compilations. The band does not play live, except on some occasions in the early '90s and at specific times.
Bathory was a Swedish group of black metal and Viking metal, formed in Vällingby, Stockholm in 1983 by Quorthon1 considered one of the pioneers in the genres of black metal and viking metal. The name of the group comes from the "bloody countess": Erzsébet Báthory. Bathory, Venom, Celtic Frost and Mercyful Fate were the most important bands of the first wave of black metal. While Venom had the honor of baptizing the new genre, Bathory is credited with being the most important group in the development of black metal and viking metal. The group's story ended in 2004 after Quorthon's death from a heart attack.
Burzum is a black metal musical project formed in 1990 by the Norwegian Count Grishnackh (sic, real-name Varg Vikernes). It is considered one of the driving projects of Norwegian black metal in the early 1990s. He has published 11 studio albums to date. The name burzum means 'darkness' in black language, the language of Mordor invented by JRR Tolkien. According to Vikernes, "the world needs darkness, because the excess of light does not illuminate or shelter us but blinds and burns us," and this is the idea that underlies the name. The best known phrase where the word burzum appears is the inscription of the Unique Ring of the novel The Lord of the Rings: "Ash Nazg durbatulûk, ash Nazg gimbatul, ash Nazg thrakatulûk agh burzum-ishi krimpatul".
Mayhem is a black metal band founded in 1984 by bassist Jørn «Necrobutcher» Stubberud, drummer Kjetil Manheim and guitarist Østein «Euronymous» Aarseth.1 The band underwent several changes in their formation due to the death and imprisonment of some of its members In 1991 the vocalist Dead committed suicide and in 1993, guitarist Euronymous was killed by Varg Vikernes (Burzum), causing the band to dissolve. During this time his debut album, De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas (1994) was published. A year later the band would be reformed by the previous members of the group, Maniac and Necrobutcher, in addition to the new guitarist, Blasphemer. This training published the albums Grand Declaration of War (2000) and Chimera (2004). Maniac left Mayhem after the publication of the latter and was replaced by Attila Csihar, who had already collaborated on De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas. His fourth studio album, Ordo Ad Chao (2007), won the Spellemann PRIZE for the best metal album. At present, Mayhem is formed by Necrobutcher, Attila Csihar, Hellhammer and guitarist Teloch.