Beherit

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A black metal band from Rovaniemi (later Kuopio, then Helsinki), Finland, founded in 1989 by Marko Laiho (aka Nuclear Holocausto Vengeance), Jari Vaarala (aka Daemon Fornication) and Jari Pirinen (aka Sodomatic Slaughter).

Beherit (meaning Satan in Syriac) is one of the first Finnish black/death metal bands and their 1993 debut album ’Drawing Down The Moon’ is a staple of Finnish extreme metal. Soon after the album was released Beherit became Marko Laiho’s solo project and his interest in electronic music also steered Beherit’s musical direction away from metal and the following albums were experimental electronic/ambient music. After 1996’s ‘Electric Doom Synthesis’ Beherit went on a long hiatus.

In 2007 Laiho and original drummer Pirinen re-activated the band and their comeback album ‘Engram’ was released in 2009. This also saw the band returning to black metal form with a full band line-up. The latest release Bardo Exist was again a solo effort and saw Laiho exploring the ambient/electronic side of Beherit again.

Current line-up:
Nuclear Holocausto Vengeance (Marko Laiho): Guitar, keyboards, programming, vocals (1989 – )
Sodomatic Slaughter (Jari Pirinen): Drums (1989–1993, 2007 – )
Ancient Corpse Desecrator (Sami Tenetz): Guitar (2008 – )
Abyss, Twisted Baptizer (Pasi Kolehmainen): Bass (2008 – )
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Albums

354.00.11.1-28 The Oath Of Black Blood — Beherit Beherit The Oath Of Black Blood (Album, Comp) Turbo Music 354.00.11.1-28 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
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SPI 14 Drawing Down The Moon — Beherit Beherit Drawing Down The Moon (Album) Spinefarm Records SPI 14 Finland 1993 Sell This Version
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SPI 19CD, SPI 19 CD H418ov21.C — Beherit Beherit H418ov21.C (Album) Spinefarm Records, Spinefarm Records SPI 19CD, SPI 19 CD Finland 1994 Sell This Version
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SPI-009-4 Electric Doom Synthesis — Beherit Beherit Electric Doom Synthesis (Album) Spinefarm Records, Spinefarm Records SPI-009-4 Thailand 1996 Sell This Version
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SVR 012 Engram — Beherit Beherit Engram (Album) Spinefarm Records, Spinefarm Records SVR 012 Finland 2009 Sell This Version
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kvlt001promo, kvlt001 At The Devil's Studio 1990 — Beherit Beherit At The Devil's Studio 1990 (Album) KVLT kvlt001promo, kvlt001 Finland 2011 Sell This Version
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none Bardo Exist — Beherit Beherit Bardo Exist (Album) KVLT none Finland 2020 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

none Morbid Rehearsals — Beherit Beherit Morbid Rehearsals Not On Label (Beherit Self-released) none Finland 1990 Sell This Version
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none Seventh Blasphemy — Beherit Beherit Seventh Blasphemy (EP) Not On Label (Beherit Self-released) none Finland 1990 Sell This Version
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none Death Yell / Beherit — Beherit Death Yell / Beherit Death Yell / Beherit - Death Yell / Beherit(7") Turbo Music none Germany 1991 Sell This Version
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none Dawn Of Satan's Millennium — Beherit Beherit Dawn Of Satan's Millennium Turbo Music none Germany 1991 Sell This Version
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NR 002 Messe Des Morts — Beherit Beherit Messe Des Morts Necropolis Records NR 002 US 1993 Sell This Version
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KVLT007LP Celebrate The Dead — Beherit Beherit Celebrate The Dead KVLT KVLT007LP Finland 2012 Sell This Version
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Compilations

153 Drawing Down The Moon / Electric Doom Synthesis — Beherit Beherit Drawing Down The Moon / Electric Doom Synthesis(Cass, Comp) Mystic Production 153 Poland 1997 Sell This Version
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RBR/LCR 1960 Beast Of Beherit - Complete Worxxx — Beherit Beherit Beast Of Beherit - Complete Worxxx (Comp) Spinefarm Records RBR/LCR 1960 Brazil 1999 Sell This Version
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SPI296CD, 172635-8 H418ov21.C / Electric Doom Synthesis — Beherit Beherit H418ov21.C / Electric Doom Synthesis(2xCD, Album, RE + Comp) Spinefarm Records, Spinefarm Records SPI296CD, 172635-8 Europe 2007 Sell This Version
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Miscellaneous

none Demonomancy — Beherit Beherit Demonomancy(Cass) Not On Label (Beherit Self-released) none Finland 1990 Sell This Version
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none Unreleased Studio Tracks — Beherit Beherit Unreleased Studio Tracks(Cass, S/Sided, Promo) Not On Label (Beherit Self-released) none Finland 1991 Sell This Version
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none Promo 1992 — Beherit Beherit Promo 1992 Not On Label (Beherit Self-released) none Finland 1992 Sell This Version
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NR047, NR047CD, NR047IC, NR047BL Messe Des Morts / Angelcunt (Tales Of Desecration) — Beherit Beherit / Archgoat Beherit / Archgoat - Messe Des Morts / Angelcunt (Tales Of Desecration) Necropolis Records, Necropolis Records, Necropolis Records, Necropolis Records NR047, NR047CD, NR047IC, NR047BL US 1999 Sell This Version
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ANTI-GOTH 515 Promo Tape — Beherit Beherit Promo Tape(Cass, Promo) Nuclear War Now! Productions ANTI-GOTH 515 US 2020 Sell This Version

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poneromusikologist

poneromusikologist

April 10, 2015
edited over 7 years 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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