Origin: Poitiers, France  
Genres: Black Metal
Page online: November 3, 2020
Last update/review: November 3, 2020

Deathspell Omega

Deathspell Omega debuted in 2000 as a somewhat ordinary Norse-inspired primitive black metal band, but then took a detour. Indeed, the trio of albums consisting of Si Monvmentvm Reqvires, Circvmspice (2004), Fas - Ite, Maledicti, In Ignem Aeternum (2007), and Paracletus (2010) firmly established band as extreme metal innovators. This is complex, experimental, exhausting, often freeform-sounding dischordant metal (as many have stated, their style is more similar to tech death bands than traditional black metal). And while many bands have hurled such sounds against a wall hoping something will stick, Deathspell Omega more often then not succeed where others have failed. The French black metal scene is often characterized by avant-garde-ness, and these guys are one of a select few (sharing some accolades with, say, Blut Aus Nord) that are responsible for that reputation. Adding to the intrigue is that, for a band so lauded and revered, they have famously kept a remarkably low profile -- they do not play live, have no social media presence, and while some core members are known, the actual membership and participants data is at best incomplete.

Current Members

Mikko Aspa

vocals

Hasjarl (Christian Bouche)

guitars

Khaos

bass

Former Members/Guests

Shaxul (Fred Seschebouef)

vocals



Discography



Infernal Battles  
2000 N. Heritage
  1. The Victory Of Impurity
  2. Drink The Devil's Blood
  3. Extinction Of The Weak
  4. Sacrilegious Terror
  5. Raping Human Dignity
  6. The Ancient Presence Revealed
  7. Knowledge Of The Ultimate Void
  8. Death's Reign (Human Futility)
  • Shaxul
  • Hasjarl
  • Khaos



Inquisitors Of Satan  
2002 N. Heritage
  1. From Unknown Lands of Desolation'
  2. Torture and Death
  3. Desecration Master
  4. Lethal Baptism
  5. Succubus of All Vices
  6. Inquisitors of Satan
  7. Decadence
  • Shaxul
  • Hasjarl
  • Khaos



Si Monvmentvm Reqvires, Circvmspice  
2004
  1. First Prayer –
  2. Sola Fide I –
  3. Sola Fide II –
  4. Second Prayer –
  5. Blessed Are the Dead Whiche Dye in the Lorde –
  6. Hétoïmasia –
  7. Third Prayer –
  8. Si Monvmentvm Reqvires, Circvmspice –
  9. Odivm Nostrvm –
  10. Jvbilate Deo (O Be Joyfvl in the Lord) –
  11. Carnal Malefactor –
  12. Drink the Devil's Blood –
  13. Malign Paradigm –
  • Mikko Aspa
  • Hasjarl
  • Khaos



Kénôse  
2005
  1. I
  2. II
  3. III
  • Mikko Aspa
  • Hasjarl
  • Khaos



Fas - Ite, Maledicti, In Ignem Aeternum  
2007
  1. Obombration –
  2. The Shrine of Mad Laughter –
  3. Bread of Bitterness –
  4. The Repellent Scars of Abandon and Election –
  5. A Chore for the Lost –
  6. Obombration –
  • Mikko Aspa
  • Hasjarl
  • Khaos



Chaining The Katechon  EP
2008
  1. Chaining The Katechon
  • Mikko Aspa
  • Hasjarl
  • Khaos



Mass Grave Aesthetics  EP
2008
  1. Mass Grave Aesthetics
  • Mikko Aspa
  • Hasjarl
  • Khaos



Paracletus  
2010
  1. Epiklesis I –
  2. Wings of Predation –
  3. Abscission –
  4. Dearth –
  5. Phosphene –
  6. Epiklesis II –
  7. Malconfort –
  8. Have You Beheld the Fevers? –
  9. Devouring Famine –
  10. Apokatastasis Pantôn –
  • Mikko Aspa
  • Hasjarl
  • Khaos



Diabolus Absconditus  EP
2011
  1. Diabolus Absconditus
  • Mikko Aspa
  • Hasjarl
  • Khaos



Drought  EP
2012
  1. Salowe Vision
  2. Fiery Serpents
  3. Scorpions & Drought
  4. Sand
  5. Abrasive Swirling Murk
  6. The Crackled Book of Life
  7. Mass Grave Aesthetics
  • Mikko Aspa
  • Hasjarl
  • Khaos



The Synarchy Of Molten Bones  
2016
  1. The Synarchy of Molten Bones
  2. Famished for Breath
  3. Onward Where Most with Ravin I May Meet
  4. Internecine Iatrogenesis
  • Mikko Aspa
  • Hasjarl
  • Khaos



The Furnaces Of Palingenesia  
2019
  1. Neither Meaning nor Justice
  2. The Fires of Frustration
  3. Ad Arma! Ad Arma!
  4. Splinters from Your Mother's Spine
  5. Imitatio Dei
  6. 1523
  7. Sacrificial Theopathy
  8. Standing on the Work of Slaves
  9. Renegade Ashes
  10. Absolutist Regeneration
  11. You Cannot Even Find the Ruins…
  • Mikko Aspa
  • Hasjarl
  • Khaos




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