Origin: Tampa, Florida, USA  
Genres: Death Metal
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Last update/review: March 25, 2019

Nocturnus

Nocturnus was one of several standout Floridian death metal bands of the early 90's, but two attributes set them apart from their contemporaries. One, their lyrics were based in science fiction rather than the typical death metal fare, and two, they incorporated keyboards into their music. They recorded two successful albums (indeed, the debut, 1991's The Key, is still regarded as a seminal Floridian death metal classic), but stability was seemingly always in question, and by 1993 they were done. Around 1999 several of the guys got back together and released Ethereal Tomb in 2000 before fading away. Also around 1999, founding member Mike Browning put together a new band, initially entitled Nocturnus AD and later After Death. That band has recorded several demos in the 2000's, but now the story gets more confusing, as the quintet led by Browning now goes by both After Death AND Nocturnus AD, and a new album, intended to follow in the footsteps of The Key, is set to be released under the Nocturnus AD banner in 2019.

Last Lineup

Mike Davis

guitars (ex-Lizzy Borden)

Sean McNenney

guitars

Emo Mowery

bass/vocals (ex-Leash Law)

Louis Panzer

keyboards

Former Members/Guests

Dan Izzo

vocals

Jeff Estes

bass

Mike Browning

drums/vocals (ex-Acheron, ex-Morbid Angel)

James Marcinek

drums

Rick Bizarro

drums



Discography


The Key  
1991 Earache
  1. Lake Of Fire
  2. Visions From beyond The Grave
  3. Standing In Blood
  4. Neolithic
  5. Undead Journey
  6. Before Christ/After Death
  7. Andromeda Strain
  8. Droid Sector
  9. Destroying The Manger
  10. Empire Of The Sands
  • Mike Davis
  • Sean McNenney
  • Jeff Estes
  • Louis Panzer
  • Mike Browning



Thresholds  
1992 Earache
  1. Climate Controller
  2. Tribal Vodoun
  3. Artic Crypt
  4. Aquatica
  5. Nocturne in BM
  6. Subterranian Infiltrator
  7. Alter Reality
  8. Gridzone
  • Dan Izzo
  • Mike Davis
  • Sean McNenney
  • Jeff Estes
  • Louis Panzer
  • Mike Browning
1992 Readers' Album #48




Nocturnus  EP
1993 Moribund
  1. Possess the priest
  2. Mummified
  • Dan Izzo
  • Mike Davis
  • Sean McNenney
  • Emo Mowery
  • Louis Panzer
  • James Marcinek



Ethereal Tomb  
2000 Season Of Mist
  1. Orbital Decay
  2. Apostle Of Evil
  3. Edge Of Darkness
  4. The Killing
  5. Search For The Trident
  6. Paranormal States
  7. The Science Of Horror
  8. Outland
  • Mike Davis
  • Sean McNenney
  • Emo Mowery
  • Louis Panzer
  • Rick Bizarro



The Nocturnus Demos  COMPILATION
2004 Karmageddon Media
  1. B.C/A.D
  2. Standing In Blood
  3. Neolithic
  4. Undead Journey
  5. Nocturnus
  6. B.C/A.D
  7. Unholy Fury
  8. The Entity



The Science Of Horror  COMPILATION
2014 Nuclear War
  1. B.C./A.D.
  2. Standing in Blood
  3. Neolithic
  4. Undead Journey
  5. Nocturnus
  6. B.C./A.D.
  7. Unholy Fury
  8. The Entity




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