Leviathan (musical project)

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Leviathan
Origin San Francisco, California, United States of America
Genres Black metal, dark ambient
Years active 1998-present
Labels Moribund Cult
Profound Lore Records
Associated acts Lurker of Chalice
Twilight
Website Official label site
Members Wrest (Jef Whitehead)

Leviathan is an American black metal solo project that started in 1998 by Wrest (Jef Whitehead). In Leviathan, Wrest records and plays all instruments including vocals entirely on his own. Additionally, Wrest has collaborated with the band Sunn O))), and is an active member of the U.S. black metal supergroup Twilight. He has stated in interviews that he has been playing drums longer than any other instrument and that the drums are his instrument of choice. Wrest also plays and records everything in his other project Lurker of Chalice. Regarding his writing, Wrest says that most of his lyrics are about suicide and that "[l]yrics are important and also very hard for me... at times, the way things come out in words sounds like nonsense. I don't consider myself a poet by any means."[1]

Despite having early problems with the release of Massive Conspiracy Against All Life, it was released March 24, 2008 in Europe and March 25, 2008 in North America.

Wrest's latest album, True Traitor, True Whore was released in November, 2011 on Profound Lore Records.[2]

On 19 November, 2013, it was announced that Jef is back in the studio, recording a new album for a tentative 2014 release.[3]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums and extended plays[edit]

Split releases[edit]

Demos[edit]

  • 1998 - Time End
  • 1998 - Three
  • 2000 - MisanthropicNecroBlasphemy
  • 2000 - Five
  • 2000 - Shadows of No Light
  • 2000 - Slaveship (Seven)
  • 2000 - Video Brolo (Eight)
  • 2001 - Inclement Derision (Nine)
  • 2001 - Ten
  • 2001 - Intolerance (Eleven)
  • 2001 - Howl Mockery at the Cross
  • 2001 - Sacrifice Love at the Altar of War
  • 2002 - White Devil, Black Metal
  • 2002 - XV
  • 2002 - The 10th Sub Level of Suicide

Compilation albums[edit]

Other appearances[edit]

  • "Hissing and Sullen" on Destroyers From The Western Skies: As Night Devours The Sun (2005)
  • Within the Church of Thee Overlords (2007)

Lineup[edit]

  • Wrest (Jef Whitehead) – all instruments, vocals (Twilight, Lurker of Chalice, Nachtmystium, GiftHorse,[4] Steeltoes,[5] GASM)

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