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FORGOTTEN TOMB / Bio

With 16 years of activity, 7 full-lenght albums + a double live in studio, live shows all over Europe and a worldwide underground following, FORGOTTEN TOMB definitely deserves its cult status in the current Extreme Metal scene. With now-classic albums like the milestones “Songs To Leave” (2002, Selbstmord Services) and “Springtime Depression” (2003, Adipocere Rec.), the band practically crafted and gave birth to a whole new sub-genre, now regarded as Depressive Black/Doom Metal; then it managed to evolve it, destroy it and reshape it with the highly acclaimed “Love’s Burial Ground” (2004, Adipocere Rec.) and the controversial “Negative Megalomania” (2007, Avantgarde Music), breaking every kind of musical boundaries and expanding the sound of the band, incorporating in a unique brand a wide range of influences from the Metal, Rock and Dark fields. What’s certain is that the band has always been and still is on top of the genre, as well as being one of the leading bands in the so-called "third wave" of Black Metal. With an history made of suicide-promoting lyrics and pictures, antisocial and over-the-top declarations, nihilistic attitude, self-destructive behaviours of band members and fans alike, and banned cover artworks, FORGOTTEN TOMB surely managed to keep an high profile and a bad reputation during all these years. But being born under a bad star didn’t stop FORGOTTEN TOMB from becoming one of the most respected Black Metal bands of today, thanx to its constant “do-it-yourself” attitude and coherence, which led the band to play an ever-increasing amount of memorable live-shows all over Europe, often headlining or co-headlining big Extreme Metal festivals and concerts, sometimes even without a new album to promote nor a record-deal. After celebrating it’s 10th year anniversary in 2009, releasing a double live-in-studio album titled "Vol 5: 1999/2009" (2010, Avantgarde Music) and then putting out its fifth groundbreaking studio album “Under Saturn Retrograde” (Agonia Records) in 2011, the band embarked on an impressive set of shows which led them to play nearly 30 gigs over a year, including high-profile festivals such as Hellfest (FR), Extremefest (DE/AT) and Kings Of Black Metal (DE). New album "...And Don't Deliver Us From Evil" was released in October 2012 to critical acclaim and the band went on a 12-shows european tour with Enthroned (BEL) & Impiety (SIN) to conclude the successful year. Over 2013 the band kept promoting the new album with a 20-shows headlining european tour with Isole (SE) & Ereb Altor (SE), as well as single-shows and another european tour with Incantation (US) and Ragnarok (NO). 2014 saw the band celebrate its 15-years anniversary and release its long-awaited live-DVD "Darkness In Stereo: Eine Symphonie Des Todes". New album "Hurt Yourself And The Ones You Love" is set for release in April 2015 through Agonia Records.

General Info

Band Members
Herr Morbid- Vocals & Guitar, A.- Guitar, Algol- Bass, Asher- Drums
Artist Name
FORGOTTEN TOMB
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/forgottentomb
Active Since
01/99
Genres
Metal / Black Metal / Rock

Contact Info

Location
Piacenza, IT