Beherit

Beherit

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Beherit was formed in Rovaniemi, Finland, in 1989, by Holocausto (vocals/guitar), Black Jesus (bass) and Sodomatic Slaughter (drums). ("Beherit" is the Syriac name for Satan.) In 1990 they released two demo tapes, Seventh Blasphemy and Demonomancy, as well as the Morbid Rehearsals cassette. They also gained a reputation for having an extreme live show, replete with severed pigs' heads, blood, fire, spikes, even bringing a goat on stage. The notorious German label Turbo Music signed the band, releasing the Dawn Of Satan's Millenium picture disc 7" and the Death Yell / Beherit split 7" in 1991.

Turbo Music sent the band a "generous" $100 to record their debut album; the band preferred to spend that money on booze and drugs instead. However, Turbo Music went ahead and compiled the Demonomancy demo and the Dawn Of Satan's Millenium 7" and released this as the "debut album" The Oath Of Black Blood in 1991. After this, the band terminated their dealings with Turbo Music.

In order to prevent trouble with Turbo Music, later in 1991 Beherit released their third demo Down There... under the name The Lord Diabolus . The next year they released the Promo 1992 tape, which led to a deal with Spinefarm Records. In 1993 the full-length album Drawing Down The Moon was released. Shortly afterwards the other members left the band, leaving Holocausto alone. He recorded the Messe Des Morts 7" by himself which was released in 1994 by Necropolis Records; this was later reissued on the Messe Des Morts / Angelcunt (Tales Of Desecration) split CD with Archgoat.

In 1994 the band, now Holocausto's solo project, released the electronic/synth album H418ov21.C; at this point the project had turned toward ambient music. Continuing in this style, the Electric Doom Synthesis album was released in 1996; Holocausto eventually ended Beherit after its release. In 1999 a posthumous compilation was released, Beast Of Beherit - Complete Worxxx, featuring studio, demo and live tracks from throughout the band's history.

In 2008 the original members Holocausto and Sodomatic Slaughter reformed the band, now as a four-piece featuring new members Ancient Corpse Desekrator and Abyss, Twisted Baptizer. The following year saw the release of Engram, the first new Beherit album since 1996 and the band's first black metal recording since 1993.
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Beherit Discography

Albums

Beherit The Oath Of Black Blood (Album, Comp) Turbo Music Germany 1991 Sell This Version
Beherit Drawing Down The Moon (Album) Spinefarm Records 1993 Sell This Version
Beherit H418ov21.C (Album) Spinefarm Records Finland 1994 Sell This Version
Beherit Electric Doom Synthesis (Album) Spinefarm Records, Spinefarm Records Finland 1996 Sell This Version
Beherit Engram (Album) Spinefarm Records, Spinefarm Records Finland 2009 Sell This Version
Beherit At The Devil's Studio 1990 (Album) KVLT Finland 2011 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Beherit Dawn Of Satan's Millenium Turbo Music Germany 1991 Sell This Version
none Death Yell / Beherit Death Yell / Beherit - Death Yell / Beherit(7") Turbo Music none Germany 1991 Sell This Version
Beherit Messe Des Morts Necropolis Records US 1993 Sell This Version
Beherit Celebrate The Dead KVLT Finland 2012 Sell This Version

Compilations

153 Beherit Drawing Down The Moon / Electric Doom Synthesis(Cass, Comp) Mystic Production 153 Poland 1997 Sell This Version
Beherit Beast Of Beherit - Complete Worxxx (Comp) Spinefarm Records Brazil 1999 Sell This Version
SPI296CD, 172635-8 Beherit H418ov21.C / Electric Doom Synthesis(2xCD, Comp) Spinefarm Records, Spinefarm Records SPI296CD, 172635-8 Germany 2007 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

none Beherit Demonomancy(Cass) Not On Label (Beherit Self-released) none Finland 1990 Sell This Version
none Beherit Morbid Rehearsals(Cass, S/Sided) Not On Label (Beherit Self-released) none Finland 1990 Sell This Version
none Beherit Seventh Blasphemy(Cass, S/Sided) Not On Label (Beherit Self-released) none Finland 1990 Sell This Version
none Beherit Unreleased Studio Tracks(Cass, Promo, S/Sided) Not On Label (Beherit Self-released) none Finland 1991 Sell This Version
none Beherit Promo 1992(Cass, S/Sided, Promo) Not On Label (Beherit Self-released) none Finland 1992 Sell This Version
Beherit / Archgoat Beherit / Archgoat - Messe Des Morts / Angelcunt (Tales Of Desecration) Necropolis Records, Necropolis Records, Necropolis Records, Necropolis Records US 1999 Sell This Version

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nondor

nondor

April 10, 2015
edited about 1 year ago
Why is this recorded so well?
Suomi means "swamp".
Basically, if New York State was an entire country on the Russian Border, than the Professional Audio Engineer Talent Pool, would be more accessable to...um...BEHERIT.
BEHERIT is among the best of the "Is that the Off-Beat or On?" bands of feral modernity.
Also, notice the vokills and how they effortlessly slay even the "gutpuking" of VASAGO.
Avoid the "I-don't-want-to-get-all-sweaty" effortless electronic projjy which they swap out for the real guitars of the first demos and full lengths: the consummate progenitors, the band is creatively over by '94.
Outside of Equitant Ifernian's dry minimalistic fighter-pilot solo thing, Heavy Metal electronic side projects are never good, bested by even the Girlfriend-Of-A-Popular-Metal-Composer project like AGHAST, and are yet worse if the original band name moniker is maintained as cover, instead of NEPTUNE TOWER-ized.

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