ABAZAGORATH = The Spirit Of Hate For Mankind
Few things define the American black metal aesthetic as well as Abazagorath’s 20 year reign. Formed in 1995, ABAZAGORATH reflects the initiates' deepest fantasies of hatred, war, melancholy, darkness, evil, the occult and death. Abazagorath is one of the first (and longest lasting) bands of the United States Black Metal movement. Driven by founding member Warhead's inner demons, savage drumming and a fiercely satanic agenda, Abazagorath has delivered a varied and dynamic approach on each of our releases. Highlights of the band's storied career include the highly influential "Tenebrarum Cadent Exsergemus" 1997 debut album, the cult blasphemous follow up "Sacraments of the Final Atrocity," tours in 2004 (Europe with Demoncy and Krieg) and 2011 (The eastern U.S. with Proclamation and Ipsissimus), and various EPs, demos, and chaotic live performances.
With the band's self-titled EP and tours/shows across the U.S. in 2011 and 2012, Abazagorath ended a 6 year studio and live hiatus and returned with a redefined sound darker, more technical, and mature than the majority of their USBM counterparts. The covens next opus "The Satanic Verses” may deliver their most controversial and blasphemous release yet. As the end of 2014 will see several shows and the long awaited release of "The Satanic Verses" on Eternal Death Records, Abazagorath will continue to fuel the darkness and innovation of the American black metal legacy.