Origin: Täby, Sweden
Genres: Goth Rock/Metal
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Tiamat  


Fronted by Johan Edlund, Tiamat has undergone several style changes over the years, with the earliest incarnations of the band focusing on death metal (Sumerian Cry, as well as earlier demos of the band, back when they went by the name Treblinka), then moving toward a doomier sound (Astral Sleep and Clouds), and then came Wildhoney, by which time most remnants of anything death-ish were gone and the first signs of Pink Floyd influences were found. Their next album, the atmospheric A Deeper Kind Of Slumber, was perhaps the band's most controversial, as the Floyd-isms were in full effect and opinions on the new direction were sharply divided among fans and critics (personal opinion here: Slumber is a brilliant album, period). Next up was Skeleton Skeletron, marking another shift, this time towards a goth-oriented sound, a style furthered on their last several albums, with simpler, more upbeat goth stylings dominating the albums. Edlund has also recorded a solo effort under the name Lucyfire, whose This Dollar Saved My Life At Whitehorse is by all accounts much more a rock record than anything metal-oriented.

Current Members

Johan Edlund

vocals/guitars

Roger Öjersson

guitars (Katatonia)

Anders Iwers

bass (ex-Cemetary, ex-Ceremonial Oath, Dark Tranquillity, ex-Mercury Tide)

Lars Sköld

drums (Avatarium)

Former Members/Guests

Stefan Lagergren

guitars

Thomas Petersson

guitars

Jorgen Thullberg

bass

Johnny Hagel

bass (Sorcerer, ex-Sundown)

Kenneth Roos

keyboards

Andres Holmberg

drums

Niklas Ekstrand

drums


Discography



Sumerian Cry 
1990 Metalcore
  1. Intro-Sumerian Cry (Part I)
  2. In The Shrines Of The Kingly Dead
  3. The Malicious Paradise
  4. Necrophagious Shadows
  5. Apothesis Of Morbidity
  6. Nocturnal Funeral
  7. Altar Flame
  8. Evilized
  9. Where The Serpents Ever Dwell
  10. Outro-Sumerian Cry (Part II)
  11. The Sign Of The Pentagram
  • Johan Edlund
  • Stefan Lagergren
  • Jorgen Thullberg
  • Andres Holmberg

Reviews:   Sputnik Music  Metal Storm 



The Astral Sleep 
1991 Century Media
  1. Neo Aeon (intro)
  2. Lady Temptress
  3. Mountain Of Doom
  4. Dead Boys Quire
  5. Sumerian cry (part III)
  6. On Golden Wings
  7. Ancient Entity
  8. The Southernmost Voyage
  9. Angels Far Beyond
  10. I Am The King (Of Dreams)
  11. The Seal (outro)
  • Johan Edlund
  • Thomas Petersson
  • Jorgen Thullberg
  • Niklas Ekstrand

Reviews:   Metal Storm 



Clouds 
1992 Century Media
  1. In A Dream
  2. Clouds
  3. Smell Of Incense
  4. A Caress Of Stars
  5. The Sleeping Beauty
  6. Forever Burning Flame
  7. The Scapegoat
  8. Undressed
  • Johan Edlund
  • Thomas Petersson
  • Johnny Hagel
  • Kenneth Roos
  • Niklas Ekstrand

Reviews:   Metal Storm 



(EP) Sleeping Beauty - Live Israel 
1994 Century Media
  1. In A Dream
  2. Ancient Entity
  3. The Sleeping Beauty
  4. Mountain Of Doom
  5. Angels Far Beyond
  • Johan Edlund
  • Thomas Petersson
  • Johnny Hagel
  • Kenneth Roos
  • Lars Sköld




Wildhoney 
1994 Century Media
  1. Wildhoney
  2. Whatever That Hurts
  3. The Ar
  4. 25th Floor
  5. Gaia
  6. Visionaire
  7. Kaleidoscope
  8. Do You Dream Of Me?
  9. Planets
  10. A Pocket Sized Sun
  • Johan Edlund
  • Johnny Hagel
  • Lars Sköld
1994 BNR and Internet Top Ten album

Reviews:   Metal Storm 



(EP) Gaia 
1995 Century Media
  1. Gaia (video edit)
  2. The Ar (radio cut)
  3. When You're In (Pink Floyd cover)
  4. Whatever That Hurts (video edit)
  5. The Ar (ind. mix)
  6. Visionaire (remixed long form version)
  • Johan Edlund
  • Lars Sköld




The Musical History Of Tiamat  COMPILATION
1996 Century Media
  1. Where The Serpents Ever Dwell
  2. On Golden Wings
  3. Ancient Entity
  4. The Sleeping Beauty
  5. A Caress Of Stars
  6. Whatever That Hurts
  7. Gaia
  8. Cold Seed
  9. Phantasma De Luxe
  10. Brighter Than The Sun
  11. As Long As You Are Mine
  12. The Return Of The Son Of Nothing
  13. Vote For Love
  14. Cain
  15. Wings Of Heaven
  16. Divided (edit)
  17. Where the Serpents Ever Dwell
  18. The Sign of the Pentagram
  19. Ancient Entity
  20. Dead Boys' Choir
  21. The Southernmost Voyage
  22. A Winter Shadow
  23. Smell of Insence
  24. A Caress of Stars
  25. The Sleeping Beauty
  26. When You're In (Pink Floyd cover)
  27. Visionaire
  28. Do You Dream of Me?
  29. A Pocket Sized Sun
  30. Whatever That Hurts
  31. The Ar
  32. In a Dream
  33. 25th Floor
  34. Gaia
  35. Visionaire
  36. Kaleidoscope
  37. Do You Dream of Me?
  38. The Sleeping Beauty
  39. A Pocket Sized Sun




A Deeper Kind Of Slumber 
1997 Century Media
  1. Cold Seed
  2. Teonanacatl
  3. Trillion Zillion Centipedes
  4. The Desolate One
  5. Atlantis As A Lover
  6. Alteration x 10
  7. Four Leary Biscuits
  8. Only In My Tears It Lasts
  9. The Whores Of Babylon
  10. Kite
  11. Phantasma
  12. Mount Marilyn
  13. A Deeper Kind Of Slumber
  • Johan Edlund
  • Thomas Petersson
  • Anders Iwers
  • Lars Sköld
1997 BNR Top Ten album

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Sputnik Music  Metal Storm 



Skeleton Skeletron 
1999 Century Media
  1. Church Of Tiamat
  2. Brighter Than The Sun
  3. Dust Is Our Fare
  4. To Have And Have Not
  5. For Her Pleasure
  6. Diyala
  7. Sympathy For The Devil
  8. Best Friend Money Can Buy
  9. As Long As You Are Mine
  10. Lucy
  • Johan Edlund
  • Anders Iwers
  • Lars Sköld

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Metal Storm 



Judas Christ 
2002 Century Media
  1. The Return Of The Son Of Nothing
  2. So Much For Suicide
  3. Vote For Love
  4. The Truth's For Sale
  5. Fireflower
  6. Sumer By Night
  7. Love Is As Good As Soma
  8. Angel Holograms
  9. Spine
  10. I Am In Love With Myself
  11. Heaven Of High
  12. Too Far Gone
  • Johan Edlund
  • Thomas Petersson
  • Anders Iwers
  • Lars Sköld

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Sea Of Tranquility  Metal Storm 



Prey 
2003 Century Media
  1. Cain
  2. Ten Thousand Tentacles
  3. Wings of Heaven
  4. Love In Chains
  5. Divided
  6. Carry Your cross and i´ll carry mine
  7. Triple cross
  8. Light in extension
  9. Prey
  10. Garden Of heathen
  11. Clovenhoof
  12. Nihil
  13. Pentagram
  • Johan Edlund
  • Thomas Petersson
  • Anders Iwers
  • Lars Sköld

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Storm 



The Church Of Tiamat 
2006 Century Media

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal  Metal Storm 



Commandments  COMPILATION
2007 Century Media
  1. Where The Serpents Ever Dwell
  2. On Golden Wings
  3. Ancient Entity
  4. The Sleeping Beauty
  5. A Caress Of Stars
  6. Whatever That Hurts
  7. Gaia
  8. Cold Seed
  9. Phantasma De Luxe
  10. Brighter Than The Sun
  11. As Long As You Are Mine
  12. The Return Of The Son Of Nothing
  13. Vote For Love
  14. Cain
  15. Wings Of Heaven
  16. Divided (edit)
  17. Where the Serpents Ever Dwell
  18. The Sign of the Pentagram
  19. Ancient Entity
  20. Dead Boys' Choir
  21. The Southernmost Voyage
  22. A Winter Shadow
  23. Smell of Insence
  24. A Caress of Stars
  25. The Sleeping Beauty
  26. When You're In (Pink Floyd cover)
  27. Visionaire
  28. Do You Dream of Me?
  29. A Pocket Sized Sun
  30. Whatever That Hurts
  31. The Ar
  32. In a Dream
  33. 25th Floor
  34. Gaia
  35. Visionaire
  36. Kaleidoscope
  37. Do You Dream of Me?
  38. The Sleeping Beauty
  39. A Pocket Sized Sun




Amanethes 
2008 Nuclear Blast
  1. The Temple Of The Crescent Moon
  2. Equinox Of The Gods
  3. Until The Hellhounds Sleep Again
  4. Will They Come?
  5. Lucienne
  6. Summertime Is Gone
  7. Katarraktis Apo Aima
  8. Raining Dead Angels
  9. Misantropolis
  10. Amanitis
  11. Meliae
  12. Via Dolorosa
  13. Circles
  14. Amanes
  • Johan Edlund
  • Thomas Petersson
  • Anders Iwers
  • Lars Sköld

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Underground  Sputnik Music  Teeth Of The Divine  Metal Storm 



The Scarred People 
2012 Nuclear Blast
  1. The Scarred People
  2. Winter Dawn
  3. 384EKteis
  4. Radiant Star
  5. The Sun Also Rises
  6. Before Another Wilbury Dies
  7. Love Terrorists
  8. Messinian Letter
  9. Thunder & Lightning
  10. Tiznit
  11. The Red of the Morning Sun
  • Johan Edlund
  • Roger Öjersson
  • Anders Iwers
  • Lars Sköld

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility  Metal Storm 

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