Origin: Hamburg, Germany  
Genres: Doomdeath
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Last update/review: February 19, 2019

Ophis

This German band deals in classic doomdeath, a style that has faded somewhat since early days when bands like and Paradise Lost were pioneering this blend of death vocals and ponderous doom. As heard here on 2017's The Dismal Circle, the band is ultra slow and ultra heavy, reminding one a bit of prime Ahab. A perfect example of sticking to the confines of a given genre and still hitting it out of the park.

Current Members

Philipp Kruppa

vocals/guitars

Floris Lange van Ravenswaay

guitars

Oliver Kröplin

bass

Former Members/Guests

Jan Baum

guitars

Martin Reibold

guitars

Simon Schomeck

guitars

Oliver Schreyer

bass

Richard Nolte

drums/keyboards

Nils Groth

drums

Steffen Brandes

drums

Ole Fink

guitars



Discography


Nostrae Mortis Signaculum  EP
2004
  1. Funeral
  2. Kennel of Estrangement
  3. Convert to Nihilism
  4. Nostrae Mortis Signaculum
  • Philipp Kruppa
  • Jan Baum
  • Oliver Schreyer
  • Richard Nolte



Stream Of Misery  
2007
  1. Godforsaken
  2. Beneath Sardonic Skies
  3. Dead Inside
  4. Pazuzu
  5. Dolor Nil Finis
  6. Black Wish
  7. Thy Flesh Consumed
  • Philipp Kruppa
  • Jan Baum
  • Oliver Schreyer
  • Nils Groth



Withered Shades  
2010
  1. The Halls of Sorrow
  2. Suffering Is a Virtue
  3. Earth Expired
  4. Necrotic Reflection
  5. Halo of Worms
  • Philipp Kruppa
  • Jan Baum
  • Oliver Kröplin
  • Nils Groth



Effigies Of Desolation  COMPILATION
2013 Cyclone Empire
  1. Godforsaken
  2. Beneath Sardonic Skies
  3. Dead Inside
  4. Pazuzu
  5. Dolor Nil Finis
  6. Black Wish
  7. Thy Flesh Consumed
  8. Funeral
  9. Kennel of Estrangement
  10. Convert to Nihilsm
  11. Nostrae Mortis Signaculum
  12. Pazuzu (live)
  13. Convert to Nihilism (live)
  14. The Halls of Sorrow (demo)
  15. Suffering Is a Virtue (demo)
  16. Caressing the Dead (rehearsal)



Abhorrence In Opulence  
2014 Cyclone Empire
  1. Disquisition of the Burning
  2. Among the Falling Stones
  3. A Waltz Perverse
  4. Somnolent Despondency
  5. Resurrectum
  • Philipp Kruppa
  • Martin Reibold
  • Oliver Kröplin
  • Nils Groth



The Dismal Circle  
2017
  1. Carne Noir
  2. Engulfed in White Noise
  3. Dysmelian
  4. The Vermin Age
  5. Ephemeral
  6. Shrine of Humiliation
  • Philipp Kruppa
  • Simon Schomeck
  • Oliver Kröplin
  • Steffen Brandes




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