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|Genres||Symphonic black metal|
|Years active||2002–2011 (Changed Name)|
|Members||Sarah Jezebel Deva
Angtoria is a symphonic black metal band composed of British singer Sarah Jezebel Deva (of Cradle of Filth) and Swedish brothers Chris Rehn (of gothic black metal band Abyssos), and Tommy Rehn (formerly of hard rock band Moahni Moahna).
Singer Sarah Jezebel Deva - who has also worked with such bands as Therion, Mortiis, and Mystic Circle - joined with the brothers in 2001 to create the band. Their debut album, God Has a Plan For Us All, was released in April 2006. The name Angtoria derives its origin from the title of a song by the band Moahni Moahna where Tommy was a member between 1992-1998.
The band started with a friendship forged between Sarah and Chris when they were touring in 2001 with the band Cradle of Filth. They went on to produce a film soundtrack-like CD. In 2002 they came together with Tommy to produce an unofficial demo which was heard only by record companies, with the exception of "Six Feet Under’s Not Deep Enough" which was posted on the band's website. This demo included a cover of Kylie Minogue’s "Confide in Me". The band won a competition at gothmetal.net in May 2005, for which their prize was inclusion on a compilation CD. In late of 2005 they were finally signed by the French label Listenable Records.
The album God Has a Plan For Us All features all the tracks from the demo, with the exception of "Child That Walks the Path of a Man", which only features as a bonus track on the digipack. The album also includes two tracks from the first album made by Chris and Sarah in 2001, along with another six new tracks. The bassist is Dave Pybus formerly of Cradle of Filth and Anathema and male vocals on "Original Sin" were recorded by Aaron Stainthorpe of My Dying Bride. Sarah Jezebel Deva has publicly announced that she plans on reuniting Angtoria for a new album sometime in the future.
In 2011 on Sarah Jezebel Deva's website she stated that Angtoria will now continue writing music under a different name. Tommy Rehn has left the band and because he came up with the band name, they can no longer use it.
- Across Angry Skies (Demo) (2004)
- God Has a Plan for Us All (2006)
- Angtoria on Myspace
- Sarah Jezebel Deva
- Listenable Records
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- metaluk.com article.
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