Origin: Kaarina, Finland  
Genres: Doom Metal
Last update/review: January 19, 2006


Acknowledged as a pioneer in the small genre known as funeral doom, Thergothon formed in 1990, originally playing standard death metal but soon opting for the extreme of attempting to play as slowly as possible, while retaining some of death metal's intensity. A demo was released in 1991 under the difficult title Fhtagn-nagh Yog-Sothoth (derived from H.P. Lovecraft), and a year later recording commenced on the debut album Stream From The Heavens. Indeed, this is one of the slowest albums recorded. The style isn't quite as oppressive as, say, Esoteric, but the combination of gutteral vocals and drawn-out, often ambient riffs does lead to a dreary, yet still engaging, listening experience. By the time of its release in 1994, the band had already broken up, the trio deciding they had accomplished what they had set out to and wished to explore other avenues.

Last Lineup

Niko Sirkiä


Nikko Ruotsalainen


Jori Sjüroos



Stream From The Heavens  
1994 Avantgarde
  1. Everlasting
  2. Yet the Watchers Guard
  3. The Unknown Kadath in the Cold Waste
  4. Elemental
  5. Who Rides the Astral Wings
  6. Crying Blood and Crimson Snow
  • Niko Sirkiä
  • Nikko Ruotsalainen
  • Jori Sjüroos

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