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|Birth name||Attila Gábor Csihar|
|Also known as||Void ov Voices|
|Born||29 March 1971|
|Genres||Black metal, drone/doom metal|
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Attila Csihar (Hungarian: [ˈɒtilːɒ ˈtʃihɒr]; born 29 March 1971), also sometimes known as Void, is a Hungarian black metal vocalist, best known for his vocal work on Mayhem's De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas album. Author Ian Christe describes his vocals as "operatic."
He graduated as an electrical engineer, and is a former private teacher of mathematics and physics. He is a divorced father of two children, Arion and Julia.
- 1 Biography
- 2 Discography
- 2.1 Tormentor
- 2.2 Mayhem
- 2.3 Plasma Pool
- 2.4 Aborym
- 2.5 Limbonic Art
- 2.6 Korog
- 2.7 Attila Csihar
- 2.8 Anaal Nathrakh
- 2.9 Keep Of Kalessin
- 2.10 Emperor
- 2.11 Sear Bliss
- 2.12 Sunn O)))
- 2.13 Astarte
- 2.14 Burial Chamber Trio
- 2.15 Grave Temple
- 2.16 YcosaHateRon
- 2.17 Stephen O'Malley
- 2.18 Jarboe
- 2.19 Skitliv
- 2.20 Nader Sadek
- 2.21 Death of Desire
- 2.22 Ulver
- 3 References
- 4 External links
His music career began in 1985 in the Hungarian metal band Tormentor, which reached cult status in black metal circles with their first album, Anno Domini. On the strength of his work in Tormentor, he was invited to perform vocals on the De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas album by Norwegian black metal band Mayhem after then-vocalist Dead committed suicide.
After Mayhem, Csihar continued to work in various bands, such as Plasma Pool, Aborym, and Korog; he also performed as Caiaphas in the rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar in Hungary. He briefly performed in Keep of Kalessin as well.
He is considered a shadow member of the American doom/drone metal band Sunn O))). He has recorded five full-length albums with the group, including the most successful Monoliths & Dimensions, and performed live with the band on their worldwide tours.
In 2004, Csihar rejoined Mayhem after the departure of Maniac, the band's previous vocalist. Their 2007 album, Ordo ad Chao, won the Spellemannprisen (also known as the Norwegian Grammy). Since then the band has embarked upon intense international touring.
Csihar started his solo act in November 2008, called Void ov Voices. The group's live performances have been in support of artists like Ulver, Bohren& der Club of Gore, Lustmord, Ruin and Diamanda Galas. He performed at "The Grand Reincarnation" Of Paul Booth’s Last Rites Gallery & Tattoo Theatre.
He has collaborated with such artists as Current 93, Jarboe, Dissection, Emperor, Taake, Ulver, Toby Knapp, Banks Violette, and Nader Sadek, the artist behind Csihar's masks with Sunn O))) and Mayhem.
- The Seventh Day of Doom (1987)
- Anno Domini (1988)
- Recipe Ferrum! (1999)
- I (1991–1994)
- Drowning II (1991–1993)
- Kali Yuga Bizarre (1998, guest performance)
- Fire Walk with Us! (2000)
- With No Human Intervention (2003)
- Generator (guest vocals on "Man Bites God, 2006)
- Ultimate Death Worship (guest vocals on "From the Shades of Hatred", 2001)
- Korog (2005)
- The Beast of Attila Csihar (2003, compilation album)
- When Fire Rains Down from the Sky, Mankind Will Reap As It Has Sown (guest vocals on "Atavism", 2003)
- Eschaton (guest vocals on "Regression to the Mean", 2006)
- Reclaim (2003)
- Scattered Ashes (guest vocals on "Funeral Fog", Mayhem cover, 2003)
- Glory and Perdition (additional vocals in "Birth of Eternity" and "Shores of Death", 2003)
- Demonized (guest vocals on "Lycon", 2007)
- Burial Chamber Trio (2007)
- The Holy Down (2007)
- La Nuit (2007)
- 6°Fskyquake (2008)
- Mahakali (guest vocals on "The Soul Continues", 2008)
- Skandinavisk Misantropi (additional vocals on "ScumDrug", 2009)
- In the Flesh (guest vocals on two tracks, 2010)
- ANTIhuman (guest vocals on one track, 2010)
- Christe, Ian (2003). Sound of the Beast: the Complete Headbanging History of Heavy Metal. New York, New York: HarperCollins Publishers Inc. p. 275.
- Interview for french online magazine Les Eternels, Dec 2007. http://www.leseternels.net/interviews.aspx?id=112
- Death of Desire – Hellhammer Added to Line-Up bravewords.com. 2009-10-04. Retrieved on 2009-11-10.
- Credits from Discogs discogs.com. 2011-04-18. Retrieved on 2011-04-18.
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