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Apollyon is a black metal
Black metal
Black metal is an extreme subgenre of heavy metal music. Common traits include fast tempos, shrieked vocals, highly distorted guitars played with tremolo picking, blast beat drumming, raw recording, and unconventional song structure....

/thrash metal
Thrash metal
Thrash metal is a subgenre of heavy metal that is characterized usually by its fast tempo and aggression. Songs of the genre typically use fast percussive and low-register guitar riffs, overlaid with shredding-style lead work...

 multi-instrumentalist, formerly associated with Dødheimsgard
Dødheimsgard
Dødheimsgard is a Norwegian heavy metal band formed in 1994. Dødheimsgard was originally a black metal band, but 1999's 666 International saw them change into an experimental and avant-garde / industrial metal band. In 2000, they shortened their name to DHG...

 and Cadaver
Cadaver (band)
Cadaver was a death metal band from Råde, Norway. The band had a brief venture in the early 1990s before splitting in 1993. Cadaver would eventually re-emerge as Cadaver Inc. in 1999 which consisted of only one founding member...

, now playing in Aura Noir
Aura Noir
Aura Noir is a black metal/thrash metal band from Oslo, Norway. Aura Noir is heavily influenced by early thrash bands such as Slayer, Sodom and Kreator, to the latter they have also dedicated some of their songs...

 and also Immortal
Immortal (band)
Immortal is a black metal band from Bergen, Norway, founded in 1990 by current frontman/guitarist Abbath Doom Occulta and former guitarist Demonaz Doom Occulta...

 after its reforming in 2006. He has done guest vocals on the Darkthrone
Darkthrone
Darkthrone is a Norwegian black metal band. They formed in 1987 as a death metal band, but after embracing the black metal style in 1991, they became a driving force in the Norwegian black metal scene. For most of this period Darkthrone has consisted of just two musicians, Nocturno Culto and...

 albums Plaguewielder
Plaguewielder
Plague Wielder is the eighth album by Norwegian black metal band Darkthrone. It was released through Moonfog Productions in 2001.-Track listing:*All Songs Written By Nocturno Culto, except where noted....

and Sardonic Wrath
Sardonic Wrath
Sardonic Wrath is the tenth album by the Norwegian black metal band, Darkthrone. It was released through Moonfog Productions in 2004, and was the band's last album with that record label. Though punk influences are already apparent, it would be Darkthrone's last album recorded solely in the black...

, and also on Audiopain's EP
Extended play
An EP is a musical recording which contains more music than a single, but is too short to qualify as a full album or LP. The term EP originally referred only to specific types of vinyl records other than 78 rpm standard play records and LP records, but it is now applied to mid-length Compact...

 1986 (2000). He was a live guitarist for Gorgoroth
Gorgoroth
Gorgoroth is a Norwegian black metal band based in Bergen. Formed in 1992 by Infernus , the band is named after the dead plateau of evil and darkness in the land of Mordor from J. R. R. Tolkien's fantasy novel The Lord of the Rings. The group is currently signed to Regain Records and have released...

 from 2003 to 2004, and performed at Gorgoroth
Gorgoroth
Gorgoroth is a Norwegian black metal band based in Bergen. Formed in 1992 by Infernus , the band is named after the dead plateau of evil and darkness in the land of Mordor from J. R. R. Tolkien's fantasy novel The Lord of the Rings. The group is currently signed to Regain Records and have released...

's now infamous Kraków
Kraków
Kraków also Krakow, or Cracow , is the second largest and one of the oldest cities in Poland. Situated on the Vistula River in the Lesser Poland region, the city dates back to the 7th century. Kraków has traditionally been one of the leading centres of Polish academic, cultural, and artistic life...

 gig in February 2004. In 2004 Apollyon participated in a live tribute to Quorthon
Quorthon
Tomas Forsberg, better known as "Quorthon" , was a multi-instrumentalist and the founder and songwriter of the pioneering Swedish black metal band Bathory. He is also credited with creating the Viking metal genre...

 of Bathory
Bathory (band)
Bathory was a Swedish heavy metal band, formed by Quorthon in 1983. They are regarded as pioneers of both black metal and viking metal. Quorthon remained the main songwriter and member of Bathory for more than two decades. Bathory was permanently ended after Quorthon's death in 2004...

 at the Hole in the Sky
Hole in the Sky
Hole in the Sky was a metal festival located in Bergen, Norway that was arranged in the end of August each year from 2000 to 2011.It was arranged for the first time in 2000, in honor of the then recently deceased Erik "Grim" Brødreskift - ex-member of Borknagar, Gorgoroth and Immortal...

 festival in Bergen
Bergen
Bergen is the second largest city in Norway with a population of as of , . Bergen is the administrative centre of Hordaland county. Greater Bergen or Bergen Metropolitan Area as defined by Statistics Norway, has a population of as of , ....

, Norway
Norway
Norway , officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a Nordic unitary constitutional monarchy whose territory comprises the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula, Jan Mayen, and the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard and Bouvet Island. Norway has a total area of and a population of about 4.9 million...

. Apollyon played bass on all songs, and also did the vocals on the song Equimanthorn. In addition to Apollyon, the line-up of this tribute band consisted of Bård Faust
Bård Faust
Bård Guldvik "Faust" Eithun is a Norwegian drummer. He is best known for his work with early black metal band Emperor, especially on the releases As the Shadows Rise and In the Nightside Eclipse...

 (ex-Emperor
Emperor (band)
Emperor was a Norwegian black metal band formed in 1991. They dissolved in 2001, but reunited in 2006 and again in 2007 for a few festival dates and brief US tours. The group was founded by Samoth and Ihsahn .-Biography:...

) on drums and Ivar Bjørnson
Ivar Bjørnson
Ivar Bjørnson is a Norwegian composer/guitarist for the progressive black/viking metal band Enslaved. He is, along with Grutle Kjellson, one of only two founding members left in the current line-up, being only 13 years old at the time of the band's formation...

 (Enslaved
Enslaved (band)
Enslaved is a progressive black metal band formed in June 1991 in Sveio, Norway, and currently based out of Bergen, Norway.-History:Enslaved was formed in June 1991 by Ivar Bjørnson and Grutle Kjellson when they were 13 and 17 years old, respectively. The band name was inspired by an Immortal demo...

) and Samoth
Samoth
Samoth is a prominent musician and multi-instrumentalist in the Norwegian black metal scene. He was well known for his distinct guitar work and drumming in the band Emperor, as well as his formation of the death metal band Zyklon...

 (Emperor
Emperor (band)
Emperor was a Norwegian black metal band formed in 1991. They dissolved in 2001, but reunited in 2006 and again in 2007 for a few festival dates and brief US tours. The group was founded by Samoth and Ihsahn .-Biography:...

) on guitars, as well as guest vocalists Gaahl
Gaahl
Kristian Eivind Espedal , better known by his stage name Gaahl, is a Norwegian vocalist, best known as the former frontman of Norwegian black metal band Gorgoroth. He is also the founder and frontman of Trelldom and Gaahlskagg...

 (Gorgoroth
Gorgoroth
Gorgoroth is a Norwegian black metal band based in Bergen. Formed in 1992 by Infernus , the band is named after the dead plateau of evil and darkness in the land of Mordor from J. R. R. Tolkien's fantasy novel The Lord of the Rings. The group is currently signed to Regain Records and have released...

), Abbath (Immortal
Immortal (band)
Immortal is a black metal band from Bergen, Norway, founded in 1990 by current frontman/guitarist Abbath Doom Occulta and former guitarist Demonaz Doom Occulta...

), Grutle Kjellson
Grutle Kjellson
Grutle Kjellson is a Norwegian vocalist and bass player for the progressive viking metal band Enslaved. He is one of only two founding members left in the current line-up with Ivar Bjørnson being the other one. He is the man who appears on the cover of Enslaved's album Eld...

 (Enslaved
Enslaved (band)
Enslaved is a progressive black metal band formed in June 1991 in Sveio, Norway, and currently based out of Bergen, Norway.-History:Enslaved was formed in June 1991 by Ivar Bjørnson and Grutle Kjellson when they were 13 and 17 years old, respectively. The band name was inspired by an Immortal demo...

), Nocturno Culto
Nocturno Culto
Nocturno Culto is a Norwegian musician, best known as the vocalist, lead guitarist and partial bassist of the influential black metal band Darkthrone. He has been with the band since 1988. He currently works in Norway as a school teacher, and has a son and a daughter...

 (Darkthrone
Darkthrone
Darkthrone is a Norwegian black metal band. They formed in 1987 as a death metal band, but after embracing the black metal style in 1991, they became a driving force in the Norwegian black metal scene. For most of this period Darkthrone has consisted of just two musicians, Nocturno Culto and...

) and Satyr
Sigurd Wongraven
Satyr is the vocalist, lead and rhythm guitarist, bassist, and keyboardist for the Norwegian black metal band Satyricon. He was a founding member of Satyricon and have so far released 7 albums, 2 demos and a live DVD...

 (Satyricon
Satyricon (band)
Satyricon is a Norwegian black metal band, and the first one in the genre to join a multi-national record label .-Biography:Satyricon was formed in 1990 by Czral and Wargod. Ulver and Satyr soon joined them...

).

Bands



Current

  • Aura Noir
    Aura Noir
    Aura Noir is a black metal/thrash metal band from Oslo, Norway. Aura Noir is heavily influenced by early thrash bands such as Slayer, Sodom and Kreator, to the latter they have also dedicated some of their songs...

     (guitar, bass guitar, vocals, drums)
  • Immortal
    Immortal (band)
    Immortal is a black metal band from Bergen, Norway, founded in 1990 by current frontman/guitarist Abbath Doom Occulta and former guitarist Demonaz Doom Occulta...

     (bass guitar)
  • Lamented Souls (guitar, drums, vocals)
  • Waklevören (drums)
  • Two Trains (guitar)

Former

  • Dødheimsgard
    Dødheimsgard
    Dødheimsgard is a Norwegian heavy metal band formed in 1994. Dødheimsgard was originally a black metal band, but 1999's 666 International saw them change into an experimental and avant-garde / industrial metal band. In 2000, they shortened their name to DHG...

     (guitar, vocals, bass guitar, drums)
  • Cadaver Inc.
    Cadaver (band)
    Cadaver was a death metal band from Råde, Norway. The band had a brief venture in the early 1990s before splitting in 1993. Cadaver would eventually re-emerge as Cadaver Inc. in 1999 which consisted of only one founding member...

     (vocals, bass guitar)
  • Gorgoroth
    Gorgoroth
    Gorgoroth is a Norwegian black metal band based in Bergen. Formed in 1992 by Infernus , the band is named after the dead plateau of evil and darkness in the land of Mordor from J. R. R. Tolkien's fantasy novel The Lord of the Rings. The group is currently signed to Regain Records and have released...

     (session/live guitar)

Aura Noir

  • Two Voices One King (unreleased demo
    Demo (music)
    A demo version or demo of a song is one recorded for reference rather than for release. A demo is a way for a musician to approximate their ideas on tape or disc, and provide an example of those ideas to record labels, producers or other artists...

    ) (1994)
  • Dreams Like Deserts...
    Dreams Like Deserts
    Dreams Like Deserts is an EP by the Norwegian black metal band Aura Noir.-Track listing:#"The Rape" – 3:26#"Forlorn Blessings To The Dreamking" – 3:29#"Dreams, Like Deserts" – 5:00#"Angel Ripper" – 3:50#"Snake" – 1:51#"Mirage" – 2:58-Credits:...

    (EP
    Extended play
    An EP is a musical recording which contains more music than a single, but is too short to qualify as a full album or LP. The term EP originally referred only to specific types of vinyl records other than 78 rpm standard play records and LP records, but it is now applied to mid-length Compact...

    ) (1995)
  • Black Thrash Attack
    Black Thrash Attack
    Black Thrash Attack is an album by the Norwegian black metal band Aura Noir. This is the first album to feature Blasphemer from Mayhem on guitars. As indicated in the title, this album is a mix of black metal and thrash metal and as such contains quite a few hints at early German thrash bands such...

    (1996)
  • Deep Tracts of Hell
    Deep Tracts of Hell
    Deep Tracts of Hell is an album by the Norwegian black metal band Aura Noir.-Track listing:#"Deep Tracts of Hell" – 1:57#"Released Damnation" – 4:22#"Swarm of Vultures" – 2:45#"Blood Unity" – 4:47#"Slasher" – 3:29#"Purification of Hell" – 2:45...

    (1998)
  • Increased Damnation
    Increased Damnation
    Increased Damnation is a compilation album by the Norwegian black metal band Aura Noir. It includes their first mini-album Dreams Like Deserts . Released Damnation and Broth of Oblivion also appear on Deep Tracts of Hell but are different recordings than on the album. The tracks 5 to 8 are songs...

    (2000)
  • The Merciless
    The Merciless
    The Merciless is an album by the Norwegian black/thrash metal band Aura Noir. It features guest appearances by members of Darkthrone and Carpathian Forest...

    (2004)
  • Hades Rise
    Hades Rise
    Hades Rise is an album by the Norwegian black/thrash metal band Aura Noir. It features guest appearances from Danny Coralles and Blasphemer...

    (2008)

Dødheimsgard

  • Monumental Possession
    Monumental Possession
    Monumental Possession is an 1996 album by the Norwegian black metal band Dødheimsgard. The album was re-released in 1999 on Century Media Records.-Track listing:#"Intro" – 1:27#"Utopia Running Scarlet" – 3:23#"The Crystal Specter" – 3:50...

    (1996)
  • Satanic Art
    Satanic Art
    Satanic Art is an EP by the Norwegian black/industrial metal band Dødheimsgard. It marks the beginning of their transition from black metal to a more industrial sound, which wouldn't be fully realized until the next album, 666 International....

    (EP
    Extended play
    An EP is a musical recording which contains more music than a single, but is too short to qualify as a full album or LP. The term EP originally referred only to specific types of vinyl records other than 78 rpm standard play records and LP records, but it is now applied to mid-length Compact...

    ) (1998)
  • 666 International
    666 International
    666 International is an album by Dødheimsgard. Proceeding with Satanic Art, DHG went further into the experimental industrial sound characterized by Moonfog bands such as Thorns and Satyricon....

    (1999)

Cadaver

  • Primal (demo
    Demo (music)
    A demo version or demo of a song is one recorded for reference rather than for release. A demo is a way for a musician to approximate their ideas on tape or disc, and provide an example of those ideas to record labels, producers or other artists...

    ) (as Cadaver Inc.) (2000)
  • Discipline
    Discipline (Cadaver Inc. album)
    Discipline is the third album by the Norwegian death metal band Cadaver, but was released under the moniker Cadaver Inc. It is particularly notable for the vocal contributions of two Norwegian extreme metal figures - Bard "Faust" Eithun and Fenriz...

    (as Cadaver Inc.) (2001)
  • Live Inferno (live album
    Live album
    A live album is a recording consisting of material recorded during stage performances using remote recording techniques, commonly contrasted with a studio album...

    ) (as Cadaver Inc.) (2002)
  • Necrosis
    Necrosis (album)
    Necrosis is the fourth and final album by the Norwegian death metal band Cadaver. A video was released for the song "Decomposed Metal Skin". Design and Illustration by Justin Bartlett: -Track listing:# "Necro as Fuck" – 3:24...

    (2004)

Lamented Souls

  • Soulstorm (demo
    Demo (music)
    A demo version or demo of a song is one recorded for reference rather than for release. A demo is a way for a musician to approximate their ideas on tape or disc, and provide an example of those ideas to record labels, producers or other artists...

    ) (1993)
  • Demo (demo
    Demo (music)
    A demo version or demo of a song is one recorded for reference rather than for release. A demo is a way for a musician to approximate their ideas on tape or disc, and provide an example of those ideas to record labels, producers or other artists...

    ) (1995)
  • Essence of Wounds (7") (2003)
  • The Origins of Misery (2004)

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