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Sarpanitum formed in Birmingham, England A.D. 2003, beneath the vigilant gaze of band hierophant Andy Techakosit. Rooted in self-acquired lore of Ancient Babylonia, Sumeria and Akkadia, the founder could do little but translate his fascination with mythology and ancient civilisation into music - the rightful medium for the Mesopotamian epic, Despoilment Of Origin. Plagued by terrible omens and numerous lineup changes, Techakosit (vocals / bass) would soon find staunch musical allies and Despoilment Of Origin is the fruit of their slaving labour; an eloquently guttural performance of mythological blackened death metal that leaves only ashes in its wake.
Their achievements as an unsigned, young band have been nothing short of glorious and led them to sign with Galactic Records. Having appeared with monumental entities including Decapitated, Insision, Visceral Bleeding and Macabre, they earned a slot at the annual Neurotic Records Deathfest in 2006 in Eindhoven, Holland, a high-profile event for the world’s most prestigious death-metal warlords. Side-by-side with the likes of Psycroptic, Insidious Decrepancy, Gorerotted, Avulsed and Prostitute Disfigurement, Sarpanitum tasted bloody triumph at what can only be described as one of death metal’s most barbaric live events. Following brutal military subjugation, Kerrang! Magazine declared Sarpanitum “The new kings of the British Metal Underground,”and clearly submitted to extortionate tribute with their astounding KKKK live review. Masterful. Archaic. Decadent.