Origin: Lyndhurst, New Jersey, USA  
Genres: Doom Metal
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Evoken

The extreme doomdeath band Evoken was formed in April of 1992, debuting with the Shades Of Night Descending EP in 1995, followed by a string of albums in the 2000's and beyond. Some place this band in the funeral doom camp, but comparing Evoken with a classic funeral band such as Skepticism reveals that Evoken is a bit closer to standard doomdeath, and they do not employ the church organs, though keyboards are prevalent. Quietus, their 2001 release, has a decent variance in mood, though the band practically never shifts gears tempo-wise as they stick to the ultra-slow riffing, and the death growls are similarly one-dimensional, though not enough to detract from the overall sound. Certainly not the most joyous of bands, but they play this style convincingly.

Current Members

John Paradiso

vocals/guitars

Chris Molinari

guitars

David Wagner

bass

Don Zaros

keyboards

Vince Verkay

drums

Former Members/Guests

Nick Orlando

guitars

Bill Manley

bass

Steve Moran

bass

Craig Pillard

bass (ex-Incantation)

Dario Derna

keyboards

Denny Hahn

keyboards



Discography


Shades Of Night Descending  EP
1995 Adipocere
  1. Intro
  2. Engraven Image
  3. Shades Of Night Descending
  4. Towers Of Frozen Dusk
  5. Into The Autumn Shade
  • John Paradiso
  • Nick Orlando
  • Bill Manley
  • Vince Verkay



Embrace The Emptiness  
1998 Elegy
  • John Paradiso
  • Nick Orlando
  • Steve Moran
  • Dario Derna
  • Vince Verkay



Quietus  
2001 Avantgarde
  1. In Pestilence Burning
  2. Withering Indignation
  3. Tending The Dire Hatred
  4. Where Ghosts Fall Silent
  5. Quietus
  6. Embrace The Emptiness
  7. Atremertus Journey
  • John Paradiso
  • Nick Orlando
  • Steve Moran
  • Dario Derna
  • Vince Verkay



Antithesis Of Light  
2005 Avantgarde
  1. Intro
  2. In Solitary Ruin
  3. Accursed Premonition
  4. The Mournful Refusal
  5. Pavor Nocturnus
  6. Antithesis Of Light
  7. The Last Of Vitality
  • John Paradiso
  • Nick Orlando
  • Denny Hahn
  • Vince Verkay



A Caress Of The Void  
2007 I Hate
  1. A Caress Of The Void
  2. Mare Erythraeum
  3. Of Purest Absolution
  4. Astray In Eternal Night
  5. Descend The Lifeless Womb
  6. Suffer A Martyr's Trial (Procession At Dusk)
  7. Orogeny
  • John Paradiso
  • Nick Orlando
  • Craig Pillard
  • Vince Verkay



Atra Mors  
2012 Profound Lore
  1. Atra Mors
  2. Descent into Chaotic Dream
  3. A Tenebrous Vision
  4. Grim Eloquence
  5. An Extrinsic Divide
  6. Requies Aeterna
  7. The Unechoing Dread
  8. Into Aphotic Devastation
  • John Paradiso
  • Chris Molinari
  • David Wagner
  • Don Zaros
  • Vince Verkay




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