Gehenna

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Gehenna was formed in Norway in January 1993 as a nameless project by Sanrabb (guitar, vocals), Dolgar (guitar, vocals) and Sir Vereda (drums). They didn't give the band a name until they had enough material which would represent their voice. In May of the same year, the trio entered the studio to record the demo "Black Seared Heart". It was recorded in Soundsuite Studios, released 1993 and limited to 100 copies. Two tracks from the demo were taken and released on a 7", "Ancestors of the Darkly Sky", and released by Dutch Necromantic Gallery Productions same year. Shortly after the releases Sir Verada ended up in prison and the band had to look for a new drummer. They found Dirge Rep and also a new bass player by the name Svartalv.

In January 1994 the band entered the studio to record their first full-length album, but it was cancelled. Three 'raw' songs from the recordings were later re-recorded and released on future albums. The old versions were also released on the re-release of "Black Seared Heart" on Holycaust records in 1996. In 1994 the band also performed live for the first time. A person at the show was very impressed and got in contact with the band. Sarcana (keyboard) was recruited. With a new member the band once again entered the studio and recorded the MCD "First Spell" which was released by Head Not Found. The band was eventually signed to English Cacophonous Records.

"Seen Through the veils of Darkness" was released in 1995 and featured Garm of Ulver as guest vocalist. After the release Svartalv had to move to Oslo. Due to that, he was unable to stay with the band and left and instead he joined a band called Nokturnal Breed. The band had to look for a new bass player and found Noctifer. But as they entered the studio the hectic schedule became too much for Noctifer and he had to leave. He was replaced by E.N. Death (122 Stab Wounds). "Malice" was the result and was released 1996. The band went on some tours before recording their next album. But as they returned they had lost two members. Sarcana who felt she didn't have anything left to offer to the band musically and Dirge Rep because he and Sanrabb couldn't get along well, they argued too much. Dirge Rep later joined Enslaved and Sarcana was replaced by Damien.

Sanrabb had heard of a drummer called Blod and wanted to test him. The band rehearsed with him and they were very satisfied and he became a full-time member. The bands style had changed more towards Death Metal. They released a limited edition single called "Deadlights". Along with the single the full-length album "Adimiron Black" was released in 1998 by Moonfog. The album also had 2 guest appearances by Sarcana. In 2000 the band released another album, "Murder". In late May 2001 the drummer Blod was fired from the band.
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Gehenna Discography Tracks

Albums

Gehenna - First Spell album art Gehenna First Spell (MiniAlbum, Album, Comp) Head Not Found Norway 1994 Sell This Version
Gehenna - Seen Through The Veils Of Darkness (The Second Spell) album art Gehenna Seen Through The Veils Of Darkness (The Second Spell) (Album) Cacophonous Records, Cacophonous Records, Cacophonous Records Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
Gehenna - Malice album art Gehenna Malice (Album) Cacophonous Records UK 1996 Sell This Version
Gehenna - Adimiron Black album art Gehenna Adimiron Black (Album) Moonfog Productions, Moonfog Productions Poland 1998 Sell This Version
Gehenna - Murder album art Gehenna Murder (Album) Moonfog Productions Poland 2000 Sell This Version
Gehenna - WW album art Gehenna WW (Album) Moonfog Productions Russia 2005 Sell This Version
Gehenna - Unravel album art Gehenna Unravel (Album) Indie Recordings Russia 2013 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Gehenna - Black Seared Heart album art Gehenna Black Seared Heart (Album) Not On Label (Gehenna Self-released) Norway 1993 Sell This Version
NGP 001 Gehenna - Ancestor Of The Darkly Sky album art Gehenna Ancestor Of The Darkly Sky(7", Ltd, Num) Necromantic Gallery Productions NGP 001 Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
Fog 015 Gehenna - Deadlights album art Gehenna Deadlights(CD, Single) Moonfog Productions Fog 015 Norway 1998 Sell This Version

Compilations

Gehenna - First Spell / Black Seared Heart album art Gehenna First Spell / Black Seared Heart (Comp, Album) The Crypt US 2012 Sell This Version