Akhlys

Melinoe by Naas Alcameth Akhlys is the name of a rather obscure Greek mythological figure. There are only a few surviving passages that tell us about Akhlys. She was a personification of misery and was associated with the Keres and the Moirai. Some later sources place her as the primordial night before creation which would…

Aara

En Ergô Einai by Berg, Fluss, J. The band name Aara is the Latin name of the Swiss river “Aare”, which is the largest river that runs entirely through the country. This river shapes many landscapes and also places where we have lived. The project was initially supposed to be named “Ara” after the Latin…

Acherontas

Psychic Death – The Shattering of Perceptions by V. P. Sorcerer Acherontas was brought to life in 1996 by V.P. Sorcerer and ever since remained true to its internal tenets and traditions, which deemed the band as a “Magical Coven, dedicated to the Ancient Summerian Mysteries of Drakonian Blood”. According to the band, “many traditions…

Arcada

Projections by Black Maiestas Domini Arcada was formed in 2012 by Black Maiestas Domini, focused on maintaining the pure Black Metal essence. Highly influenced by the sound of the 90s second wave, the lyrical themes go through mysticism and esoteric experiences. The first live manifestation was in 2015 and Inquisition after releasing their two independant…

Katavasia

Magnus Venator by Astrous The word Katavasia is connected to the Greek word Katavasis (Greek κατάβασις), which means descent. Preceded by Anavasis “ascent”. Together, both words Katavasis and Anavasis underlie some greek ancient rituals, like the Eleusinian Mysteries. The mythological motive of Katavasis is present in the legends of the gods among various peoples Japanese…

Infernal Angels

Devourer of God from the Void by XeS, Apsychos Our band’s name was inspired by Milton’s ‘Paradise Lost’, deeply admired by our first bass player, and whose concept was developed in our first two demos “Absum Lucem” and “Vigilia Secunda”. Previously we had a different band name, then in 2002, we decided to change it…

Nachtblut

Vanitas by Skoll I know that there are several rumours about the name. It would take all the fun if I spoiled the meaning and history. So, on this point, I will remain silent and not giving any comment. It always has been a goal of us, to make the listener think and reflect on…

Vokodlok

Oracle’s Fury by Vokodlok The name derives from the Slavonic word ‘vukodlak’ which means werewolf. There was already a black metal band with that name, so we chose a different form. We wanted the name to be hard to pronounce and reflect one of the main themes in the genre and of course, in our…

Déluge

Ægo Templo by François-Thibaut Hordé I did not wake up one day with the idea of creating a band called Déluge. I have been in bands since I was 14 and for the first time, I wanted to create music on my own. I wanted a flood of guitar walls, a flood of emotions, a…

Necrowretch

The Ones from Hell by Vlad We chose this moniker as the wretch can be seen as the hideous form of life of this world, our name and our music had to be as well. There is also a strong biblical interpretation about the wretch itself; therefore, our music is also led by spiritual messages.…

Dismalimerence

Tome: 1 by Elijah Cirricione  Dismalimerence to me was the best way to describe how I felt about my music at the time. I felt very low and uninterested while also feeling infatuated and whimsical about my music then. The polarising emotions led to me combining the words Dismal and Limerence. It thought it was…

Israthoum

Arrows From Below by Tiúval Israthoum is a corruption of the name Irasthoum ‘The Shadow of Death’, which basically is the region in Hell under Satan‘s rule according to Qliphotic teachings. VxInfr found the moniker in a book somewhere at the end of the previous century. Back then it was a good name for us…

Blaze of Perdition

The Harrowing of Hearts by Sonneillon Blaze of Perdition’s name is an evolution of XCIII’s previous band called simply Perdition. He wanted to keep this word, but make the new band’s name more individual, and we collectively came up with Blaze of Perdition. It refers to the spiritual or metaphorical inner fire burning in humans,…

Jordablod

The Cabinet of Numinous Song by Filip Lundström To put it very simple, Jordablod is the name of the music we create when we as the group we are now are playing together. I don’t mean that in a vague sense, but I want to emphasise that the name itself does not have a deeper…

Comando Praetorio

Ignee Sacertà Ctonie by Comando Praetorio Formed in 2011 and featuring members of Movimento d’ Avanguardia Ermetico, Comando Praetorio made their public debut with the ‘Divinità Terrifiche’ EP in 2015. Although the interim has seemed quiet, the band have taken to the stage often and have otherwise been finetuning their debut album. At long last,…

Asgrauw

IJsval by Asgrauw Asgrauw was formed in 2010 amid the dark forests of Groesbeek, The Netherlands. Since 2012 the band has found a solid and strong line-up in the form of Vaal (guitar/vocals), Kaos (bass/vocals) and Batr (drums). Since, Asgrauw has been spitting out a full-length every two years, gaining appreciation in the metal community.…

Tragic Death

Born of Dying Embers by Steven Moser Tragic Death has always been a band that embraces the apocalypse or destruction of mankind. When we first started in 2009 we wanted a name that could bring together all the different musical inspirations and strike our fans with the emotion we were going for. Especially as we…