Lord Belial

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Lord Belial
Origin Trollhättan, Sweden
Genres Black metal
Years active 1992–2009, 2010-2011, 2013-
Labels No Fashion Records, Metal Blade, Regain, Dozer Records
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. Their sound has been compared with bands such as Dissection.[2] In January 2009, they stopped all their activities. The main reason is the hearing problem that had grown into a big problem for their drummer, Micke Backelin.

In July 2010 it was announced that Lord Belial has been resurrected with the original line-up, new material is being written and new recordings should start soon, and in August 2010 they signed to Dozer Records. About one year later, the band 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 (Warfect) on guitars, and Adam Chapman (ex- Vaginal Stabwound) on bass.

Members[edit]

Current members[edit]

  • Thomas Backelin - Guitars, vocals
  • Micke Backelin - Drums
  • Anders Backelin - Bass

Live session members 2013[edit]

  • Fredrik Wester - Guitars
  • Adam Chapman - Bass

Former/session members[edit]

  • 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 & Kiss the Goat)
  • Cecilia Sander - Flute (Into the Frozen Shadows & Angelgrinder)
  • Catharina Jacobsson - Flute (Enter the Moonlight Gate)
  • Annelie Jacobsson - Flute (Unholy Crusade)
  • Jelena Almvide - Cello (Enter the Moonlight Gate & Unholy Crusade)

Discography[edit]

Videography[edit]

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

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