Origin: Poland  
Genres: Black Metal
DISBANDED
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Last update/review: August 4, 2014

Lux Occulta

Lux Occulta had a relatively short run in the late nineties, but remains the clear BNR favorite among Polish metal bands. Formed in late 1994, they reached their peak with 1999's My Guardian Anger, where they harnessed their highly original brand of frenzied, technical black metal, most notable for some brilliant keyboard and drum work. The followup, 2001's The Mother And The Enemy, went off the rails a bit, clearly showing a band in conflict, as the album featured several tracks in the mold of their previous works but also tracks that branched out in bizarre directions, such as the odd but ultra-cool Portishead-styled trip-hop of "Midnight Crisis" and "Yet Another Armageddon", and the industrial death march of "Gambit". To some these alternate tracks made no sense whatsoever, though to these ears they were a fresh addition and a great contrast to their more traditional works. Unfortunately it was this lack of direction that most likely led to the band's demise soon after Mother's release. As late as 2007 a revamped lineup was still in existence, but all was quiet until 2012, when formal work commenced on a new album, now set for a spring 2014 release.

Last Lineup

Jaroslaw Szubrycht

vocals

Vogg (Waclaw Kieltyka)

guitars (Decapitated, ex-Vader)

Maciej Tomczyk

guitars

U. Reck (Jerzy Glod)

keyboards

Former Members/Guests

Peter (Piotr Szczurek)

guitars

G'Ames (Grzegorz Kaplon)

guitars

Jackie

bass

Marcin Rygiel

bass (ex-Decapitated)

Aemil

drums

Kriss (Kryzystof Szantula)

drums



Discography


Forever Alone Immortal  
1996 Pagan
  1. The Kingdom Is Mine (i saw the beginning)
  2. Homodeus (throne of fire)
  3. Sweetest Stench of the Dead (the battlefield)
  4. The Third Eye (illuminatio)
  5. Apokathastasis (out of chaos)
  6. Bitter Taste of Victory
  • Jaroslaw Szubrycht
  • Peter
  • G'Ames
  • Jackie
  • U. Reck
  • Aemil



Dionysos  
1997 Pagan
  1. The Birth of The Race
  2. Blessed Be The Rain
  3. Chalice of Lunar Blood
  4. Nocturnal Dithyramb
  5. Ecstasy & Terror
  6. Upwards To Conquer Heaven
  • Jaroslaw Szubrycht
  • Peter
  • G'Ames
  • Jackie
  • U. Reck
  • Kriss



Major Arcana  EP
1998 Pagan
  1. Love (Garden of Aphrodite)
  2. Heart of the Devil
  3. When Horned Souls Awake
  4. Burn
  5. Creation
  6. Love
  7. War
  8. Passing Away
  9. The Path
  • Jaroslaw Szubrycht
  • Peter
  • G'Ames
  • Jackie
  • U. Reck
  • Kriss



My Guardian Anger  
1999 Pagan
  1. The Heresiarh
  2. Kiss My Sword
  3. Triangle
  4. The Opening of Eleventh Sephirah
  5. Nude Sophia
  6. Cube
  7. Library On Fire
  8. Mane-Tekel-Fares
  • Jaroslaw Szubrycht
  • Peter
  • Vogg
  • Marcin Rygiel
  • U. Reck
  • Kriss




The Mother And The Enemy  
2001 Maquiavel
  1. Breathe In
  2. Mother Pandora
  3. Architecture
  4. Most Arrogant Life Form
  5. Yet Another Armageddon
  6. Gambit
  7. Midnight Crisis
  8. Pied Piper
  9. Missa Solemnis
  10. Breathe Out
  • Jaroslaw Szubrycht
  • Peter
  • Vogg
  • Marcin Rygiel
  • U. Reck
  • Kriss




Kolysanki  
2014 self-released
  • Jaroslaw Szubrycht
  • Vogg
  • Maciej Tomczyk
  • U. Reck




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