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1349 rose from the ashes of Alvheim in 1997, with Ravn (vocals & drums), Tjalve (guitars), Seidemann (bass) and Balfori (guitars). They recorded but never released a demo in early ’98, and Balfori quit shortly after due to musical differences.
In early ’99 they recorded the never released promo Chaos Preferred. By then, the band realised they needed another guitarist, and found Archaon whose speed and technique took their music to a new level of intensity and brutality.
Necrophagia was one of the first death metal bands. The band was assembled in Wellsville, Ohio in 1983. Their name derives from the act of cannibalizing, or eating a corpse. The word derives from the two Greek words nekron (corpse) and phagein (to eat).
Necrophagia was a popular group in the underground “tape trading” scene of the early-to-mid-1980s. Featuring hard-driving metal and growling vocals, Necrophagia became a pioneer in the fledgling extreme metal genre. Their first full-length album, Season of the Dead, was recorded and released in 1987.
The band then split up due to musical differences, and lay dormant until 1997 when frontman Killjoy reformed the band with then Pantera frontman Phil Anselmo (under the pseudonym Anton Crowley) on guitars, Wayne Fabra on drums and Dustin Havnen on bass. This lineup released the album Holocausto de la Morte and the EP Black Blood Vomitorium. Havnen was then replaced by Jared Faulk, with Gorelord mainman Frediablo also joining as a second guitarist and Opal Enthroned (then Anselmo’s wife) joining the band on keyboards. This line up released the Cannibal Holocaust EP in 2001 before splitting up leaving Killjoy & Frediablo as the only members for a short time.
In 2002 Killjoy announced the new Necrophagia line-up. Joining him and Frediablo would be Frediablos brother Fug on guitar, Iscariah (formerly of Immortal) on bass, Titta Tanni on drums and Mirai Kawashima of Japanese avant-garde black metal band Sigh on keyboards. This proved to be the most productive time for Necrophagia, with all members concentrating on the band rather than treating it as a side project. They released the albums The Divine Art of Torture and Harvest Ritual Vol. 1, as well as the Goblins Be Thine EP.
On June 6, 2006 Necrophagia released Slit Wrists And Casket Rot, a live album from their “Harvesting the Dead” tour.
Frediablo left the band in early 2006 to concentrate on his other band Gorelord, and has been replaced by Undead Torment.
On 22 December 2007 Necrophagia announced that Death Trip 69, will be released before Summer 2008, followed by a major tour, but the release of the album has been delayed.
Formed in Plaistow, New Hampshire in 2010, Vattnet Viskar (Swedish for “the water is whispering”) had no idea they would travel as far as they have today. In 2012, they signed a worldwide deal with Century Media on the strength of a self-titled EP. Shortly thereafter the New Hampshirites embarked on their first headlining tour of the United States, with website such as Stereogum labeling Vattnet Viskar one of the “40 Best New Bands of 2012”. In 2013, the group released their debut album, Sky Swallower, to critical acclaim the world over. Inspired by New Hampshire’s vibrant seasonal contrasts, Sky Swallower was an album at home with color bursts of autumn and the vibrancy of spring. Tracks “Apex” and “Breath of the Almighty”, for which Vattnet Viskar filmed a video, could also be attributed to the spells of summer and winter. Throughout 2013 and 2014, they toured incessantly in support of their debut, sharing stages with Pallbearer, Tombs, Dillinger Escape Plan and many more.