Abazagorath

Abazagorath

ABAZAGORATH
"The Spirit of Hate for Mankind"

In June of 1995, ABAZAGORATH was formed with the intention of creating original Black Metal with a dark and haunting atmosphere. ABAZAGORATH reflects the initiates' deepest fantasies of hatred, war, melancholy, darkness, evil, the occult and death. The sonorous magick of ABAZAGORATH represents a union of warlike ferocity with an eerie, mystical aura,
The Cult's first recording was released as the "Channelling The Ethereal Moons" 3 song MCD in January 1996. This release presented the raw, harsh sound of early ABAZAGORATH. Overall, "Channeling..." received a very positive response from the underground. During the summer of 1996, ABAZAGORATH signed a recording contract with Elegy Records. The resulting debut full length CD "Tenebrarum Cadent Exsurgemus" was unleashed in March 1997. The disc features 13 tracks that range stylistically from intense, extreme Black Metal to atmospheric and grim ambient "soundscapes." The response to "Tenebrarum..." was overwhelmingly positive. Many "die-hard" Black Metallers have hailed this album as a milestone in the nascent years of the United States Black Metal movement.
In 2001 the group recorded 7 more darkened hymns that arose in 2003 on two different releases, a 7" record entitled "The Spirit of Hate for Mankind" which appeared via Blood Fire Death Records and the "Enshrined Blasphemer" MCD which was handled by Agonia Records. This recording session revealed a more raw, scathing aspect of ABAZAGORATH than the debut album which showed the band was determined to plumb even greater depths of Hell-fueled aggression.
ABAZAGORATH's sophomore full length the majestic and epic yet relentlessly violent "Sacraments of the Final Atrocity" emerged from the netherworld in March 2004 through the Cult's own Morbid Wrath imprint. This offering further solidified the band's status as one of the top practitioners of the style in North America and the release was quickly followed & triumphantly declared with their participation in the "USBM Attack 2004 - Satanic Metal Vengeance" Tour with DEMONCY and KRIEG, which scorched a devastating path through most of Western Europe.
The Coven returned to the confines of the studio in January of 2005 to record three tracks that would arise in 2008 via the "Ancient Entities Arise" split CD with Black-Thrash brethren BLOOD STORM (Elegy Records). The material presented a marked evolution, maturity and distinction in the ABAZAGORATH sound.
Over the years, ABAZAGORATH has performed numerous intense live rituals in the New York / New Jersey / New England regions, having shared the stage with many prominent Extreme Metal acts such as DEICIDE, MARDUK, ENSLAVED, IMPALED NAZARENE, DESTROYER 666, ANCIENT, INCANTATION, SUFFOCATION, NECROPHAGIA, VITAL REMAINS, ELECTRIC WIZARD, MACABRE, USURPER, COFFIN TEXTS, DIABOLIC, CRYPTOPSY, INQUISITION, ANTAEUS, HELL-BORN, PROFANATICA, GRAND BELIAL'S KEY, NUN SLAUGHTER, ENTHRONED, BLACK WITCHERY, FOREST OF IMPALED, GOREAPHOBIA, DISCIPLES OF MOCKERY & BAHIMIRON, amongst many others...
ABAZAGORATH lapsed into suspended animation from about 2007 - 2011 due to some shake ups & turmoil within the line up as well as most of the membership's involvement in a number of other musical entities such as IN MEMORIUM, WARHEAD, EVOKEN, EX-IMMOLITH, FUNEBRARUM & ANGELCIDE.
The time has come for The Spirit of Misanthropy & Solitude to come forth once again to wreak its dire wrath upon the unwitting & enfeebled Black Metal scene of today. New material is being crafted and honed to lethal precision, previously unreleased hymns will force their way unto the world, and a new campaign of Live Terror Desecration Rituals is already being plotted. Once again the Horns of ABAZAGORATH will Impale the Heavens!!!
Beware the second coming of ABAZAGORATH... The future looks dark...
Arrogance & Wrath....

Manticore

Violent, Satanic, Down-tuned Filth

Prosanctus Inferi

Prosanctus Inferi started in early 2005 as a two piece involving Jake Kohn and Steve Mercer. After a few months of rehearsing a 3 song tape was recorded which was never officially released. Less then 10 copies were made and given to close friends. A year passes of intense rehearsal and the official demo tape "Sacreligious Desecration In Excelsis" is produced. 300 units were made, 100 of which were made on white pro tape by the label Intolerant Records. Later the label Chrome Leaf pressed the demo on a one sided LP limited to 100 units. After a year Prosanctus Inferi plagues the United States with a slew of shows, most notably the Sacrifice fo the Nazarene Child fest and recording a 7" with 3 new songs on it for the label Hells Headbangers. Another year passes and Mercer is replaced by Antichristus of the band Father Befouled. After Jake Kohn and Antichristus rehearse for half a year they record the album "Pandemonic Ululations of Vesperic Palpitation". The album is 12 tracks long and features an outro by Michael Ford of Black Funeral. During the recording of the album Antichristus took his own life, and never heard the final recordings. Time passes without much growth, but a new mutation of the band takes place with the addition of Jeremy Spears from the local technical metal band Deadsea. Four new songs have been produced and old ones redone. A new release is slated to be unleashed by the label Nuclear War Now! in the near future, as well as a shirt design.

Neldoreth

Neldöreth was formed in November of 2004 by Oz Bloodcurse and Brad Feist. They had been together in a local symphonic black metal band called Dark Symphony. They decided to form something more to their suiting and left to form a Satanic Black Metal band together. The first line up was Oz (vocals), Andy Check (guitars), Nathan Bailey (guitars), Jay Smith (bass), and Brad (drums). Nathan left shortly after due to personal reasons. The band recorded their first demo, “Follow the Gods” in late December 2004. In February, Brad left the band. He was replaced by Bryan Anderson, whom Oz met a year before at a Slayer concert.

In March 2005 Jay was let go from the band for lack of commitment. Later that month the band recorded their second demo, “Hymns ov Golgotha”. Many sites claim Andy played bass on this demo, this is wrong...there was no bass recorded on the album!! Not long after the demo was recorded, the band added Mike Walton, as new bass player to the line up. The band performed their first ritual on April 20th, 2006. Soon after they recorded their first full length album, Invert the Crucifix. Mike was fired from the band not long after due to lack of commitment.


Jay Smith was brought back as the band's bass player and the band did many rituals to promote the album. In July of 2006 the band began to record their second full length album, Under Azazel's Dark Wings. During this time the band began to have problems with Bryan. He became very lazy and distant from the rest of the band. In October, Bryan was fired from the band when he didn’t show up for a show. Extermination drummer John Jesuele filled in last minute so the band didn’t have to cancel. The band did one more show with this line up (with John on drums) and then went on hiatus for a few months. During that time, the band looked for a new drummer. Oz also began writing lyrics for what would become the Invert Christ album.

The band began jamming together again in February of 2007. Brad also rejoined the band as drummer.

In March of 2007, Oz asked local guitarist, Darrell Creel to join the band. He agreed, and soon after Andy and Jay were let go. Jay was replaced by Joe Ruggere. In August, the band schedualed a ritual with this line up, but Darrell last minute, couldn't do it, so Andy was brought back for one show.

Not long after the show, Brad was let go from the band because his skill wasn't up to par with the new material being written. Brad is still a loyal friend and follower of Neldöreth. Not long after Joe also left the band due to family commitments. Joe is also still a loyal friend and fan. Oz and Darrell began writing the next album while they searched for new members. They decided to record the album themselves so they didn't have to delay the album while seaching for new members. They began recording the Invert Christ EP during this time. Oz decided to experiment with a more death metal vocal style on this release. They also decided to perform live with a drum machine until a live drummer was found.

In April of 2010, the band embarked on their first mini US tour. They took symphonic black metal band, Korr out with them. The band had intended to have Matt Harrington (bass) and John Musky (drums) from Korr perform as their backing band, but after the first show they decided to perform with a drum machine. The reason for this was because of the bands dissatisfaction with John's performance at the first show. They performed rituals in Albany, NY, Cleveland, OH, Chicago, IL, and Milwaukee, WI. When they returned home, they played the March Metal Massacre IX in Reading, PA alongside Kult ov Azazel, Blood Feast, Goreaphobia, and others.

In June the Invert Christ EP was released and then they embarked on an East Coast tour with Korr. This took the band down south to Ft. Lauderdale, FL. After the tour, Oz and Darrell then began writing what would become the next album. In April of 2011, they returned to Cleveland and Milwaukee to perform rituals and in September added Kansas City and Oklahoma City to their covered territory.

The rest of 2011 and early 2012 was spent writing recording the next album, The Saints of Blasphemy...which would become the third full length album. During this time, the band inked a deal with Extreminal Productions out of Turkey to re-release the Invert Christ EP in Europe and also release the next album. In July of 2012, the band embarked on a month long full US tour. For this tour, the band took out Alabama black metal band, Vulkodlak. The tour was very successful and took the band for the first time to the West Coast. After the tour, Darrell decided to leave the band. His reasons was because he wanted to work on new projects. Oz decided to finish and release the new album, The Saints of Blasphemy regardless due to all the hard work and time they both put into the album.

Virginia black metal band Leper Lord guitarist, Heathen was chosen to replace Darrell. When Darrell left, the band had two rituals schedualed, but Heathen couldn't do them due to Leper Lord commitments. Former Killing Chapel frontman, Kerry Dennis was hired to do these two rituals. After the rituals he was added as a full time member of the band and switched over to drums..making him the first drummer in Neldöreth since 2007. The band plans to release the Sains of Blasphemy album in early 2013. They will then embark on the "Unholy Communion" tour in May and the "Satanic Crusade" tour in November. The band has also began writing the follow up to The Saints of Blasphemy, which will be titled, Communion of the Abhorrent. Bass on that album will be handled by Manticore bassist, Ixitichitl.

Putrid Christ

Killing the Christian race and burning churches in the name of the Dark Lord!

Hubris

The Pride of Satan
Spawned in western New York in late 2007, black metal outfit HUBRIS is at the beginning of its war path. They have been at the center of an extreme metal revival in Buffalo, along with a host of other great bands, and have performed with acts such as Watain, Lock Up, Goatwhore, Dark Funeral, Grave, Hate, Nokturnel, Insanity, and many others, all before the first LP release. HUBRIS is currently lining up shows for 2012, preparing for the release of their debut full length album under Butchered Records, and preparing for Hell. Be on the look out, they are coming for you!!

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Abazagorath with Manticore, Prosanctus Inferi, Neldoreth, Putrid Christ, Hubris

Saturday, November 23 · Doors 7:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM at Brauer House