Abigor

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Abigor is an Austrian black metal band founded in 1993 by PK (guitar) and TT (guitars/drums). They were soon joined by Rune (now known as Tharen of Amestigon) who did the vocals. In the autumn of the same year they released the demo "Ash Nazgh..." and in December they released "Lux Devicta Est". In early 1994 they released the third demo simply titled "Promo Tape 2/94" and the fourth and last official demo, "Moonrise". After the tapes Tharen was replaced by Silenius and the band recorded the rehearsal tape "Hate & Sin" to test the new vocalist and prepare for the first album, signed to the Austrian label, Napalm Records.

In June 1994, they released "Verwüstung / Invoke the Dark Age", which marked them as one of the best bands in their genre. Same year, November, they released "Orkblut - The Retaliation", which was a concept work about the life, death and spiritual quest of a pagan warrior. In 1995 they released "Nachthymnen (From the Twilight Kingdom)", which proved Abigor can make majestic soundscapes of dark atmospheres at its best. Same year they started the recordings for the first chapter of 'Opus IV', entitled 'Horns Lurk Beyond the Stars'.
In May 1996, they finished the second chapter, "Blut Aus Aeonen", for "Opus IV", which was released July 1996. In 1997, the MCD "Apokalypse" was released. It took the band two days to record it and it was their most brutal record so far. In 1998 "Supreme Immortal Art" was released as CD (the last album in the classic 90s line-up PK/Silenius/TT) and studio outtakes of 2 tracks were used for the 7″ "Structures of Immortality". Fans kept asking about material from demos to be released, so Abigor decided to release a limited CD titled "Origo Regium 1993-1994", which comprised of some songs from the demos.

During the recordings of the next studio album, "Channeling the Quintessence of Satan", Silenius left the band and was replaced by Thurisaz (with whom TT already had a Thrash band in the 1980s). The album was recorded and released the same year, and TT left Abigor soon after Silenius.
In 2000 PK and Thurisaz started the work on "Satanized (A Journey Through Cosmic Infinity)", Moritz Neuner joined as drummer. "Satanized" was released in 2001, and PK as the only remanining original member, ended Abigor in 2003.
In March 2006, the original line-up consisting of TT (guitars/drums) and PK (guitars) reunited Abigor, with AR (Arthur Rosar) as the new vocalist and End All Life as new label. in 2013 Silenius rejoined Abigor and the classic 90s line-up was completed. Currently, Abigor record for Avantgarde Music and release CDs, vinyls and tapes on EAL/Noevdia and W.T.C.

In 2005, P.K. considered reforming Abigor without any original members, but ended up reuniting the band with its original line-up a year later after learning of T.T.'s return to the black metal movement.
The group's distinctive sound makes heavy use of multiple layered guitar parts by both members. Although bass guitars were featured on most of Abigor's recordings until "Opus IV", they were mixed to almost inaudible levels, hence the widespread misconception that the band uses no bass. Some of their later releases also feature bass again.

For a short period in winter 1993-1994, Abigor was part of the Austrian Black Metal Syndicate, a movement founded by Pazuzu, along with Trifixion, Pervertum, Golden Dawn, Summoning, Vuzem, Knechte des Schreckens, Cromm. Abigor departed the syndicate soon after, however, shortly followed by Summoning. The ABMS name resurfaced years later on a CD compilation, but had nothing to do with the early form.
TT was actively involved in Napalm Records, a label which rose with the success of Abigor. Helping with concept, promotion and designs, he also conceived the compilation "With Us or Against Us" in 1995 to establish the label's focus on black metal, during which time the bands Nåstrond, Ildjarn, Setherial, Unpure and others were signed. After his engagement decreased in 1997, Napalm Records changed direction to gothic metal and commercially relevant styles.
Silenius was recruited to record vocals for the band's 2014 album, but he is considered a session member in that regard and his return is not permanent.

According to interviews with the group, Abigor never play live, as "they are convinced this form of black metal is not meant for a "metal gig" presentation."
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Albums

NPRA 002 Verwüstung / Invoke The Dark Age — Abigor Abigor Verwüstung / Invoke The Dark Age (Album) Napalm Records NPRA 002 US 1994 Sell This Version
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NPR 008, NPR008 Orkblut - The Retaliation — Abigor Abigor Orkblut - The Retaliation (MiniAlbum) Napalm Records NPR 008, NPR008 Europe 1995 Sell This Version
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005 Nachthymnen (From The Twilight Kingdom) — Abigor Abigor Nachthymnen (From The Twilight Kingdom) (Album) Napalm Records, Napalm Records 005 Poland 1995 Sell This Version
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NPR 001-4 Opus IV — Abigor Abigor Opus IV (Album) Napalm Records NPR 001-4 Thailand 1996 Sell This Version
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NPR027 Apokalypse — Abigor Abigor Apokalypse (MiniAlbum) Napalm Records NPR027 Austria 1997 Sell This Version
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NPR040 Supreme Immortal Art — Abigor Abigor Supreme Immortal Art (Album) Napalm Records NPR040 Austria 1998 Sell This Version
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NPR062 Channeling The Quintessence Of Satan — Abigor Abigor Channeling The Quintessence Of Satan (Album) Napalm Records NPR062 US 1999 Sell This Version
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NPR088 Satanized (A Journey Through Cosmic Infinity) — Abigor Abigor Satanized (A Journey Through Cosmic Infinity) (Album) Napalm Records NPR088 Austria 2001 Sell This Version
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EAL 052 Fractal Possession — Abigor Abigor Fractal Possession (Album) End All Life Productions EAL 052 France 2007 Sell This Version
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EAL060 Time Is The Sulphur In The Veins Of The Saint - An Excursion On Satan's Fragmenting Principle — Abigor Abigor Time Is The Sulphur In The Veins Of The Saint - An Excursion On Satan's Fragmenting Principle (Album) End All Life Productions EAL060 France 2010 Sell This Version
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EAL 060, EAL 061 Time Is The Sulphur In The Veins Of The Saint - An Excursion On Satan's Fragmenting Principle / [3rd Level Initiation = Chamber Of Downfall] — Abigor Abigor / Blacklodge Abigor / Blacklodge - Time Is The Sulphur In The Veins Of The Saint - An Excursion On Satan's Fragmenting Principle / [3rd Level Initiation = Chamber Of Downfall](LP, Album + LP, Album) End All Life Productions, End All Life Productions EAL 060, EAL 061 France 2010 Sell This Version
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AV666CD Leytmotif Luzifer — Abigor Abigor Leytmotif Luzifer (Album) Avantgarde Music AV666CD Italy 2014 Sell This Version
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W.T.C. 125 Leytmotif Luzifer (The VII Temptations Of Man) / Liber Lvcifer I: Khem Sedjet — Abigor Abigor / Thy Darkened Shade Abigor / Thy Darkened Shade - Leytmotif Luzifer (The VII Temptations Of Man) / Liber Lvcifer I: Khem Sedjet(Cass, Album + Cass, Album + Box, Ltd) W.T.C. Productions W.T.C. 125 Germany 2016 Sell This Version
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ANTM01 Abigor / Nightbringer / Thy Darkened Shade / Mortuus — Abigor Abigor / Nightbringer / Thy Darkened Shade / Mortuus Abigor / Nightbringer / Thy Darkened Shade / Mortuus - Abigor / Nightbringer / Thy Darkened Shade / Mortuus (Album) Not On Label (Abigor Self-released), Not On Label (Nightbringer Self-released), Not On Label (Thy Darkened Shade Self-released), Not On Label (Mortuus Self-released) ANTM01 USA & Europe 2017 Sell This Version
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AV999LP Höllenzwang - Chronicles Of Perdition — Abigor Abigor Höllenzwang - Chronicles Of Perdition (Album, EP) Avantgarde Music AV999LP Italy 2018 Sell This Version
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W.T.C.666 Totschläger (A Saintslayer's Songbook) — Abigor Abigor Totschläger (A Saintslayer's Songbook) (Album) W.T.C. Productions W.T.C.666 Germany 2020 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

NPRS1 Structures Of Immortality — Abigor Abigor Structures Of Immortality(7", Ltd) Napalm Records NPRS1 Austria 1998 Sell This Version
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DHR 018 Shockwave-666 — Abigor Abigor Shockwave-666(7", EP, Ltd) Dark Horizon Records DHR 018 US 2004 Sell This Version
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AV219 Supreme And Immortal Is The Art Of The Devil — Abigor Abigor Supreme And Immortal Is The Art Of The Devil (EP) Avantgarde Music AV219 Italy 2013 Sell This Version
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ANTI-GOTH 321 Kingdom Of Darkness — Abigor Abigor Kingdom Of Darkness (EP) Nuclear War Now! Productions ANTI-GOTH 321 US 2016 Sell This Version
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AV333 Black Icarus / Metamorphosis — Abigor Abigor Black Icarus / Metamorphosis (EP) Avantgarde Music AV333 Italy 2018 Sell This Version
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Compilations

none Promotape (Demos 93–94) — Abigor Abigor Promotape (Demos 93–94)(Cass, S/Sided, Comp, Promo) Not On Label (Abigor Self-released) none Austria 1994 Sell This Version
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NPR052 Origo Regium 1993-1994 — Abigor Abigor Origo Regium 1993-1994(CD, Comp, Ltd) Napalm Records NPR052 Austria 1998 Sell This Version
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NPR082 In Memory — Abigor Abigor In Memory (Comp) Napalm Records NPR082 US 2000 Sell This Version
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NPR 142 Nachthymnen (From The Twilight Kingdom) / Orkblut - The Retaliation — Abigor Abigor Nachthymnen (From The Twilight Kingdom) / Orkblut - The Retaliation (Comp) Napalm Records NPR 142 USA & Europe 2004 Sell This Version