Label: Not On Label (Beherit) - none • Format: Cassette Unofficial Release • Country: Europe • Genre: Rock • Style: Black Metal
Beherit is a black metal band from Finland. Through the uncommercial nature of their music, visuals, and live performances, the band quickly attracted a cult following. As a full band, Beherit released one full-length album and many demos and compilations of raw and minimalistic black metal.
They disbanded soon after the release of the experimental album Drawing Down the Moonwhich is Beherit - Demonomancy considered a classic of the genre. Laiho, the group's frontman, continued as a solo project and released two more albums under the band's name, Hov C in and Electric Doom Synthesis in These albums are usually categorized as dark ambient. Although they were completely electronic, Beherit - Demonomancy albums carried the atmosphere of the band's black metal recordings.
Original members Nuclear Beherit - Demonomancy and Sodomatic Slaughter reformed the band inBeherit - Demonomancy a four-piece featuring new members Ancient Corpse Desekrator and Abyss. The album is traditional, fast, and brutal old school black metal, heavily influenced by death metalthrash metaland grindcore.
The band got some funding Beherit - Demonomancy recording an album from their record label at the time, Turbo Music, but supposedly spent the money on alcohol. Laiho commented on the album in an early interview for Metal Hammer magazine:. It's so bad, we never wanted to release it. The songs are from our 'Demonomancy' demo and our label Turbo Music just used a regular cassette for the album pressing. Honestly, I never sent them the master tape We're planning to release a proper LP soon, this time on my own label.
The result should be much better. The album is now generally regarded as a full-length release. Spinefarm Records re-issued it inand Season of Mist in Beherit's best-known and most influential album, Drawing Down the Moonwas recorded between April and August in The album was named after a Wiccan ritual, " drawing down the Moon ".
Drawing Down the Moon was reissued by Candlelight Records in Despite the album's success, Drawing Down the Moon I Love Glam Girls - Ban This! - Creepy Crawl Ep to remain the band's last black metal release, as they split up the next year. Laiho still recorded two albums of dark ambient music, Hov C and Electric Doom Synthesisand released them under the band's name.
As the band did not reform and Laiho had eventually lost interest in black metal, he went on to continue his musical career in dark ambient as "Suuri Shamaani" and in hardcore techno as "DJ Gamma". Beherit was reformed inwith Mondscheinsonate - James Last - International Super Hits members Nuclear Holocausto having returned to Finland from Thailand and Sodomatic Slaughter, and newcomers Ancient Corpse Desekrator and Abyss.
The new album is a return to the black metal genre, and also marks Beherit's return to a full band configuration Beherit - Demonomancy existing as a solo project from until its disbandment in Beherit were one of the first second-wave black metal bands.
This eventually resulted in a Norwegian-Finnish conflict often named the "Dark War". According to Isten fanzine's obviously satirical article, the conflict originated from several misunderstandings and practical jokes, involving Laiho, but Mika Luttinen of Impaled Nazarene believed he received death threats in Norwegian.
His band's first album had a statement saying "no orders from Norway accepted", which Luttinen later admitted to be stupid and childish. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved Decibel magazine. Archived from the original on BNR Metal. Metal Hammer - Thrash 1. Masters of Brutality. January 5, Dark Legions Archive. Drawing Down the Moon Hov C Electric Doom Synthesis Engram.
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