Equinoxio, which hails from Panama City in Panama, was formed in 2004 by Cadaver and singer Mannaz. Grief soon joined as a guitarist and the band issued a demo in 2005 called Predominance Of The Unholy without Mannaz who had already left. The black metal group recorded a full-length album in 2006 at New Sound Studio (with Oman on bass) which was issued a year later through Sinister Sounds. The band played a show in California in July of 2007 called Summoning The War Legions festival.
EQUINOXIO - PUNISHMENT OF SOULS - SINISTER SOUNDS
Does anyone recall the Unisound bands Equinox and The Equinox Ov The Gods? Unfortunately for the bands, they were advertised simultaneously by their Greek label circa 1996 on the same pages and copy. Neither band went anywhere and is almost forgotten. Ten years later comes Equinoxio from Panama. The exotic locale has not dampened or hampered the group’s black metal onslaught released through Canada’s Sinister Sounds, a label that has already gained a reputation for issuing uncompromising black metal. This is not your sister’s Cradle Of Filth, Old Man’s Child or Dimmu Borgir. This is black metal in the complete sense of the description.
Aside from several intros and instrumental medleys which do nothing but waste time the band goes for the throat with an inverted cross and a sharp pentagram. With the sound merely average, it is left up to the band to supply all the anger and wrath in the world and it does just that. The rhythm and gargled vocals fly at 666kph and one can easily imagine this stuff to maim live. Several songs end as abruptly as they begin, which is probably an Equinoxio hallmark. Unfortunately, for that, one has to either fly to Panama or hang out with Baphomet. Unfortunately for the band, other black metallers have made assertions like “We Shall Dig The Grave Of God” or “Pagan Supremacy” years ago and God, Jesus and his followers have never dominated this planet as they do today. - Ali “The Metallian”