Lord Belial

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Lord Belial
Origin Trollhättan, Sweden
Genres Black metal
Years active 1992–2009, 2010–2011, 2013–present
Labels No Fashion, Metal Blade, Regain, Dozer
Website www.lordbelial.se
Members
  • Thomas Backelin
  • Micke Backelin

Lord Belial is a Swedish black metal band.[1] The band formed in 1992 and released their debut album in 1995; placing them among the pioneers of Swedish black metal.[citation needed] Their sound has been compared with bands such as Dissection.[2] In January 2009, they stopped all their activities, the main reason being the growing hearing problem of their drummer, Micke Backelin.[citation needed]

Despite an announcement in July 2010 that the band was working on new material, about one year later they announced on their official website and on Twitter that "Lord Belial are not active. No album or gigs are planned for the moment. No interviews will be answered."[3] In 2013 the only members remaining are Thomas Backelin and Micke Backelin. Live session musicians are Fredrik Wester on guitars, and Adam Chapman on bass.[citation needed]

Members[edit]

Current[edit]

  • Thomas Backelin - guitars, vocals
  • Micke Backelin - drums

Live 2013[edit]

  • Fredrik Wester - guitars
  • Adam Chapman - bass

Former, session[edit]

  • Anders Backelin - bass
  • Niclas "Vassago" Andersson - guitars (1992–2000, 2001–2003, 2006–2008)
  • Daniel "Mojjo" Moilanen - drums
  • Fredrik "Plague" Wester - guitars (2000, 2002)
  • Hjalmar Nielsen - guitars
  • Jenny "Lilith" Andersson - flute (1993–1999 and Kiss the Goat)
  • Cecilia Sander - flute (Into the Frozen Shadows and Angelgrinder)
  • Catharina Jacobsson - flute (Enter the Moonlight Gate)
  • Annelie Jacobsson - flute (Unholy Crusade)
  • Jelena Almvide - cello (Enter the Moonlight Gate and Unholy Crusade)

Discography[edit]

  • Kiss the Goat (1995)
  • Enter the Moonlight Gate (1997)
  • Unholy Crusade (1999)
  • Angelgrinder (2002)
  • Doomed by Death (Split, 2002)
  • Purify Sweden (Single, 2003)
  • Scythe of Death (EP, 2003)
  • The Seal of Belial (2004)
  • Nocturnal Beast (2005)
  • Revelation (2007)
  • The Black Curse (2008)

Videography[edit]

  • Night Divine (VHS, 2001)
  • Mark of the Beast (DVD, 2004)

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