Striborg

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Striborg
Origin Snug, Tasmania, Australia
Genres Black metal
Dark ambient
Years active 1994 – present
Labels Displeased
Southern Lord
Asgard Musik
Finsternis Productions (Sin Nanna's own label)
Website Displeased Records Striborg Bandpage

Striborg is a black metal/ambient band from Tasmania. Its sole member, Russell Menzies, began Striborg in 1994 under the stage name "Sin Nanna". He has also recorded under the names Kathaaria and Veil of Darkness. Sin Nanna recorded and released demos on a yearly basis until 2004, when his first studio album was released. His lyrics reveal a fascination with forests, darkness, night, misanthropy and death. The names 'Striborg' and 'Sin Nanna' are the names of a Slavonic wind god (which is really spelled 'Stribog') and Mesopotamian moon god, respectively.

Line-up[edit]

  • Sin Nanna – All instruments and vocals

Discography[edit]

Note: asterisk (*) indicates that the album has been re-released.

Demos[edit]

  • 1995: A Tragic Journey Towards the Light (as Kathaaria)
  • 1996: Through the Forest to Spiritual enlightenment (as Kathaaria)
  • 1997: Isle de Morts (as Kathaaria)
  • 1997: Cold Winter Moon
  • 1998: Misanthropic Isolation*
  • 2000: In the Heart of the Rainforest
  • 2002: Nocturnal Emissions
  • 2003: Nyctophobia

Demo compilations[edit]

  • 2003: A Tragic Journey... / Through the Forest...
  • 2003: Isle de Morts / Cold Winter Moon
  • 2003: Misanthropic Isolation / In the Heart of the Rainforest*
  • 2003: Nocturnal Emissions / Nyctophobia*
  • 2004: 10 Years of Roaming the Forests (94-04)

Full-length albums[edit]

  • 2004: Spiritual Catharsis*
  • 2004: Mysterious Semblance*
  • 2005: Black Desolate Winter & Depressive Hibernation*
  • 2005: Trepidation*
  • 2006: Embittered Darkness
  • 2006: Nefaria
  • 2007: Ghostwoodlands
  • 2007: Solitude
  • 2008: Autumnal Melancholy
  • 2008: Foreboding Silence
  • 2008: Perceiving The World With Hate
  • 2009: Southwest Passage

Split releases[edit]

  • 2007: The Epitome of Misanthropy (with Xasthur)
  • 2007: Psychedelic Nightmare (with Scurshahor)
  • 2009: Florestas de Perpétua Solidão (with Defuntos)
  • 2009: Black Hatred in a Ghostly Corner (with Claustrophobia)
  • 2010: This Empty Coil (with Vardan)

Videography[edit]

  • 2007: Journey of a Misanthrope

Live Shows[edit]

In January 2014 Striborg played live for the first time in the MONA FOMA music festival playing a new song titled "Purifying the River of Tears". [1]
In June 2014 Sin Nanna performed live as Veil of Darkness for the first time supporting Sunn O))) as part of the Dark MOFO festival. [2] He also played an unannounced set as Striborg on the final night of the festival. This marked the second time Sin Nanna has performed as Striborg live, and the first in which he performed live vocals.

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