Origin: Norway
Genres: Black Metal
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Gehenna  


Though Gehenna's most recent album (Murder) is in the death metal field, most of this Norwegian band's time has been spent in the black metal camp. Debuting in 1994 with the EP First Spell, Gehenna's relaxed, somber melodic black metal was rather unique, highlighted by some interesting eerie synth work from then-keyboardist Sarcana. Though the band has had a pretty steady recording career quality-wise, many will still point to this first effort as the band's best. The next two albums showed a move toward a more aggressive, but still melodic, black metal style, somewhat like Emperor at that time. With the move to a new record label (Moonfog) came the transition album Adimiron Black. Still black metal, but decidedly harsher, with keyboards far less prominent, this pointed toward a bigger change to come. And come it did, in the form of 2000's Murder. With only scant traces of their black roots, Gehenna has really gone full-tilt toward death metal, with even the vocal style abruptly shifting from the typical black metal snarls of the early days toward a low-pitched death growl. Indeed, if Murder and First Spell were played back-to-back, one would be hard pressed to believe they both came from the same band. Though arguments can be made as to which period of Gehenna is the best, Gehenna has consistently released quality albums.

After several years of inactivity, the band is back with a new album, and somewhat of a new direction, as WW drops the death metal tendencies of their last couple of albums in favor of an old-school black metal approach.

Current Members

Sanrabb (Morten Furuly)

guitars/vocals

Dolgar (Steffen Simenstad)

guitars

Skinndød

guitars

Amok (Frode Clausen)

bass (Dismal Euphony)

Kine Hult

keyboards

Slatrarinn

drums

Former Members/Guests

Svartalv (Kenneth)

bass (Nocturnal Breed)

E.N. Death (Frode Sivertsen)

bass

Sarcana (Nina)

keyboards

Damien

keyboards

Dirge Rep (Per Husebø)

drums (Enslaved)

Blod (Jan Egil Fosse)

drums

Frost (Kjetil Haraldstad) (guest)

drums (1349, Gorgoroth, Keep Of Kalessin, Ov Hell, Satyricon, Zyklon-B)


Discography



(EP) First Spell 
1994 Head Not Found
  1. The Shivering Voice of the Ghost
  2. Unearthly Loose Palace
  3. Angelwings and Ravenclaws
  4. The Conquering of Hirsir
  5. Morningstar
  • Sanrabb
  • Dolgar
  • Svartalv
  • Sarcana
  • Dirge Rep




Seen Through The Veils Of Darkness 
1995 Cacophonous
  1. Lord of flies
  2. Shairak rinnummh
  3. Vinterriket
  4. A witch is born
  5. Through the veils of darkness
  6. The mystical play of shadows
  7. The eyes of the sun
  8. A myth...
  9. Dark poems author
  • Sanrabb
  • Dolgar
  • Svartalv
  • Sarcana
  • Dirge Rep




Malice 
1996 Cacophonous
  1. She who loves the flames
  2. Made to suffer
  3. Touched and left for dead
  4. Bleeding the blue flame
  5. Manifestation
  6. Ad arma ad arma
  7. The pentagram
  8. Malice
  9. The word became flesh
  10. Before the seventh moon
  • Sanrabb
  • Dolgar
  • E.N. Death
  • Sarcana
  • Dirge Rep

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Metal Observer 



Black Seared Heart (early demos) 
1997 Holycaust
  1. Intro
  2. Two Demons Eight Spirits
  3. Black Seared Heart
  4. Angelwings and Ravenclaws
  5. The Chariots that Carried Her to The Grave
  6. Outro - Part I
  7. Outro - Part II
  8. A Witch is Born
  9. Night of the Serpent's Judgement
  10. Midwinter Forest




Adimiron Black 
1998 Moonfog
  1. The Killing Kind
  2. Deadlights
  3. Admirion Black
  4. Seeds Of Mans Destruction
  5. Devils Work
  6. Slowly Being Poisoned
  7. Eater Of The Dead
  • Sanrabb
  • Dolgar
  • E.N. Death
  • Damien
  • Blod

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



(EP) Deadlights 
1998 Moonfog
  1. Deadlights
  2. In Mother's Womb
  3. Master Satan
  • Sanrabb
  • Dolgar
  • E.N. Death
  • Blod




Murder 
2000 Moonfog
  1. Introduction
  2. Murder
  3. Worthy Exit
  4. Devout Dementhia
  5. The Crucified One
  6. Perfect Hate
  7. To The Grave
  8. Trail Of Blood
  9. Master Satan
  10. The Dead
  • Sanrabb
  • Dolgar
  • E.N. Death
  • Blod

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



WW 
2005 Moonfog
  1. Grenade Prayer
  2. Death To Them All
  3. New Blood
  4. Flames Of The Pit
  5. Silence The Earth
  6. Werewolf
  7. Abattoir
  8. Pallbearer
  • Sanrabb
  • Dolgar
  • Amok
  • Kine Hult
  • Frost

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Metal Observer 



Unravel 
2013 Indie
  1. The Decision
  2. Unravel
  3. Nothing Deserves Worship
  4. Nine Circles of Torture
  5. A Grave of Thoughts
  6. Lead to the Pyre
  7. End Ritual
  8. Death Enters
  • Sanrabb
  • Dolgar
  • Skinndød
  • Slatrarinn


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