Black Metal

Midnight

Midnight is a black/thrash metal band from Cleveland, Ohio.

Glorior Belli

Glorior Belli is an experimental black metal band from Paris, France.

Aosoth

Aosoth is a black metal band from France.

Vinterland

Vinterland is a melodic black metal band from Sweden.  They disbanded after just the one full length release in 1996 but came back 15 years later with new line up and live shows.

Ihsahn

Ihsahn is the solo project of Vegard Sverre Tveitan, a Norwegian composer, guitar, bass, keyboard player and vocalist. He is best known for his work with Norwegian black metal band Emperor. 

Venom

There is much to be said about Venom- including their recent line up changes and the story their last MDF performance, but most importantly, about their influence on music. Venoms first to albums, Welcome to Hell and Black Metal influenced metal so profoundly that ‘black metal’ became the name of an entire subgenre. When Venom formed in 1979 in England, their music was heavier, faster, less polished, and more evil than their contemporaries. Venom cite bands like Black Sabbath, KISS, Judas Priest, and the Sex Pistols as inspiration, all of this is evident in their music and aesthetic.

Inquisition

Inquisition formed in 1988 in Cali, Colombia as "Guillotine", but changed their name to Inquisition in 1989.  The group began as a thrash metal act, but as time went on, their sound evolved more towards traditional black metal.  In 1996, founding member Dagon moved to the United States, where he met drummer Incubus.  Since then, the two have remained at the core of Inquisition's trademark sound, which pulls influence from their early thrash roots and mixes them with the darker and more chaotic elements of black metal.

Aura Noir

Aura Noir is a black metal/thrash metal band from Oslo,[citation needed] 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. The band's main lyrical themes focus on blasphemy, death, and aggression.

Marduk

Marduk is a black metal band from Norrköping, Sweden. The band formed in 1990 and released their first record in 1991. Their name is derived from the Babylonian god Marduk, patron deity of Babylon.

Impaled Nazarene

Impaled Nazarene wave the flag of Finnish nationalism. The name came to founding member Mika Luttinen when he read a pamphlet imagining Jesus as a vampire. Formed in 1990 Imp Naz has evolved from straight black metal to incorporate more thrash and punk elements. Luttinen cites Motorhead, Kreator, and Sodom as influencers. Their demo Tol Cormpt Norz Norz Norz earned them a spot on Finnish music charts, and their long-buried dislike of Norwegian black metal bands gave Impaled Nazarene notoriety early on.

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