Barathrum

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Barathrum
Barathrum - Jalometalli 2008 - Demonos Sova 01.jpg
Demonos Sova at Jalometalli 2008 in Oulu
Background information
Origin Kuopio, Finland
Genres Black doom
Years active 1990–present
Labels Spinefarm Records
Associated acts Waltari, Demilich, Finntroll, Impaled Nazarene, Thy Serpent, Ensiferum, Sinergy, Moonsorrow
Members Demonos Sova
Raakalainen
Nuklear Tormentörr
Jetblack Roima
Ceasar
Past members Aki Hytönen
Ilu
Niko
Neva
Bloodbeast
Necronom Dethstrike
Infernus
Reaper Sklethnor
Destrukkktorr
Crowl
Pimeä
Sulphur
Nattasett
Warlord
Somnium
Beast Dominator
Trollhorn
Anathemalignant

Barathrum is a Finnish black doom band. They originate from Kuopio but have since re-located to Helsinki. The first letters of their full-length albums spell "HEIL SOVA" (referring to the band's mainman, Demonos Sova), which completes their original eight-album plan. However, there have been rumours about a new record ever since the Anno Aspera was released. By now the rumours have turned out to be true, so Barathrum will at least once more enter the studio to record a new album.

Stylistically, the music of Barathrum features mid-tempo songs with distinct influences from the earliest black metal acts, such as Venom and Celtic Frost. The lyrics deal with occult and religious themes, often glorifying the Antichrist, often quite humorously. Grammatically, Demonos Sova's lyrics are twisted, clearly showing that English is not his first language. In fact, albums feature names in Finnish, with words such as Perkele and Saatana (Satan). The band's name is Latin and translates as the "Abyss" or "Under World".

Current line-up[edit]

  • Demonos Sova - All instruments
  • Raakalainen - Guitar
  • Nuklear Tormentörr - Bass
  • Jetblack Roima - Guitar
  • Ceasar - Bass

Previous members[edit]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

  • Hailstorm (1994)
  • Eerie (1995)
  • Infernal (1997)
  • Legions of Perkele (1998)
  • Saatana (1999)
  • Okkult (2000)
  • Venomous (2002)
  • Anno Aspera - 2003 Years After Bastard's Birth (2005)

Live albums[edit]

  • Long Live Satan (2009)

EPs and singles[edit]

  • Devilry (EP, 1997)
  • Jetblack (1997, 7"EP, limited to 666 copies)
  • Black Flames and Blood (CDS, 2002)

Demos[edit]

  • From Black Flames to Witchcraft (1991)
  • Witchmaster (1991)
  • Battlecry (1992)
  • Sanctissime Colere Satanas (1993)
  • Sanctus Satanas (Studio & Stage) (1993)
  • Soaring Up from Hell (1993)

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