Grendel (1992)

Grendel - Decapitation Decapitation

unreleased demo TAPE 1992
classification: grindcore

1: Mortuary Overdrive
2: Prayday
3: A Place to Die
4: Searching for Immortality
5: Painful Death
6: Desecrated Graveyard
7: Decapitation
8: Suffocated

line-up:
Arvath (drums, vocals)
Arluth Dhu (guitars, vocals)




Grendel's Diary

unreleased demo TAPE 1992
classification: grindcore

looking for: TRACKLIST

line-up:
Arvath (drums, vocals)
Arluth Dhu (guitars, vocals)




Nevaeh (1992)
Geryous (1992-1996)

Live 19-6-'96 AYPS

unreleased live demo TAPE 1996

1: untitled
2: Burning Amsterdam
3: untitled
4: Hekate's Children / The Ancient Supremacy
5: untitled





Israthoum (1996+)

Israthoum - Hatred Hatred

demo CD 2001

1: Carpe Noctem
2: Creation of Thine (I Am)
3: Maligne

line-up:
Arvath (drums)
Voxinferi (vocals)
Samantha (bass)
Vincent Meelhuysen (guitars)
Arluth Dhu (guitars)
Agramon (keyboards)




Israthoum - The Art Of Malice The Art of Malice

demo CD 2002

1: In Obedience
2: Grave Harvesting
3: Undisclosed Terror
4: Where No Words of Man Are Spoken
5: Horny Christian Slut
6: Pray Day
7: Ich Gehe Durch

line-up:
Arvath (drums)
Voxinferi (vocals)
Vincent Meelhuysen (guitars)
Arluth Dhu (guitars)
Charagnanna (bass)
Agramon (keyboards)




Israthoum - Black Scenery Avatar (demo)

Israthoum - Black Scenery Avatar (cd)

Black Scenery Avatar

mini-CD 2004 by SARS
mini-CD 2006 re-release
by Mecriless Records

1: The Eldritch Circle
2: The Storm Which Lies Ahead
3: Guidance
4: The Ghostly Hour
5: Dimensions
6: Black Scenery Avatar

line-up:
Arvath (drums, vocals, acoustic guitars)
Voxinferi (vocals, bass)
Vincent Meelhuysen (guitars)
Arluth Dhu (guitars)
Charagnanna (guitars)
Agramon (keyboards)




Israthoum - Promo 2007 Promo 2007

promo CD 2007 by SARS

1: Christ Null and Void
2: Soul Funeral

line-up:
Arvath (drums, vocals)
Voxinferi (vocals, bass)
Agramon (keyboards)
W.uR (guitars)




Israthoum - Monument Of Brimstone (demo)

Israthoum - Monument Of Brimstone (cd)

Monument of Brimstone

CD 2008 by SARS
CD 2009 / LP 2009 re-release
by Spikefarm Records

1: Wearing You
2: Painters of Uncreation
3: Christ Null and Void
4: Soul Funeral
5: The Slanderer
6: My Death Grotesque
7: Fire, Deliverance
8: ...Through the Voices of the Dead

line-up:
Arvath (drums)
Agramon (keyboards)
Voxinferi (vocals, bass)
W.uR (guitars)


Finally there is a new release by Israthoum to enjoy - I admit it: my old band, so not entirely objective here - and it sounds both new and pleasantly familiar. It is good to see that the band still has its own unique recognisable sound, that it’s still well-inspired and creative, and true to the Satanic side of black metal. Eight tracks of high quality black metal, that combines sharp melodies with solid black metal guitar chords, and the occasional keyboards for atmospheric addition. Like heard on the last cd Black Scenery Avatar, the keys are not placed at the centre as a lead instrument, but hover in the background, doing much more for the music than you might expect. Nice to know is that next to the grim voice of lead singer Israth, there is this guest appearance of Kvohst, the talented singer of <Code> and superhero vocalist on Dodheimsgard’s Supervillain Outcast. Also appearing as guest guitarist is Martin, former musician in Rotterdam based death metal band Abode Of The Blessed and mediteranean clan of Melechesh. Just buy it, and you won’t be disappointed!

Review: Black Art Magazine #10, 2009.

Promo 2010

demo CD 2010

1: The Presence, the Baying
2: Procession of Demented
3: Eradication Psalm
4: A Birthmark of Unexistence

line-up:
Arvath (drums)
W.uR (guitars)
VxInfr (vocals, bass)


Having been in and around this band for many years, I have a good view on its general development. Despite the excellent track record with solid demo's and albums like The Art of Malice, Black Scenery Avatar, and Monument of Brimstone, the band has had its unfair share of bad luck. Merciless Records disappeared due to financial problems; so after BSA the band promoted itself towards a deal with Spikefarm Records. However, the commercial drive of that label's backing company destroyed Spikefarm, leaving the band yet again without a label. So, here I am with another promo cd. So it's back to core business... With every Israthoum release the keyboards have disappeared little by little, and on this promo we are left with four sharp and aggressive tracks with little to no synths. Imagine a blend of present Dodheimsgard dynamics and early Dodheimsgard atmosphere, and you have an idea what this band is all about now. Even though the production of this release is not the best, it is only a promo. The previous albums has already shown that the band knows how to produce a high quality trademark sound. So if you're running a label that wants to sign a quality band, don't hesitate.

Review: NLBMe Exclusive, January 2011.

Black Poison and Shared Wounds

CD 2012 by Daemon Worship Productions
LP 2014 re-release by Black Devastation Records

1: Necromancer's Fugue
2: The Unravelling Traveller
3: The Presence, the Baying
4: Burning the Sephiroth
5: Devil Bacchus
6: A Birthmark of Unexistence
7: Procession of Demented
8: Eradication Psalm

line-up:
Arvath (drums, vocals, bass, guitars, keyboards)
VxInfr (vocals, bass, guitars)
W.uR (vocals, bass, guitars, keyboards)

Ascetic Temples

split CD 2014: Israthoum / Chalice of Blood / Monte Penumbra / Half Visible Presence by SARS Productions (limited to 30 copies)

1: Ascetic Temples

Ascetic Temples

split 7" SINGLE 2014: Israthoum / Chalice of Blood by Daemon Worship Productions

1: Ascetic Temples