Nice image! Born in 1992, barely a year later a demo was born called Creators Of Evil Thoughts and another demo follows a year later. Still frustrated the band splits up in 1994. A reformed band records a demo in 1995 and with a sampler appearance on FMP obtains a deal the result of which is Diabolia Gratia MCD. This is one for fans of raw black metal.
APOLLYON - DIABOLI GRATIA - FULL MOON
Also heard on the A Tribute to Hell MCD, the Danish infernal combo Apollyon (not to be confused with Thomas Fischer's new band) have now released a twenty minute MCD on America's FMP and judging by the contents the band plan on filling the void between the romantic early musings of My Dying Bride and the extremely underground blackness of old Greek black metal. The listener is treated to both spoken segments, keyboards, slow interludes, as well as mayhemic evil shrieks. It might sound schizophrenic, but the band sound convinced of their art and manage to deliver in both instances. Perhaps owing to the fact that the band, under different guises, has been in existence for nigh on seven years now. This is strictly for fans of the afore-described genres, so read the above carefully. - Ali "The Metallian"