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This article is about the black metal band. For the Great Duke of Hell, see Eligos.
Origin Austria
Genres Black metal(early)
Avant-garde black metal (later)[1]
Labels End All Life Productions
Chaos Sacrum Records
Napalm Records
Website www.abigor.at
Members P.K. (Peter Kubik)
T.T. (Thomas Tannenberger)
A.R. (Arthur Rosar)
Past members Tharen
Stefan Fiori

Abigor is an Austrian black metal band formed in 1993.


The band was formed in 1993 by Peter Kubik and Thomas Tannenberger. After the release of several demos, original vocalist Tharen (Alexander Opitz) left the band and was replaced by Silenius (Michael Gregor), who recorded vocals for all Abigor releases until the recording of Channeling the Quintessence of Satan during which he opted to leave the band.[2] Thurisaz[who?], who had been in the thrash metal band Lost Victim together with T.T. in the 1980s, joined the band and finished recordings on Channeling the Quintessence of Satan. In late 1999, T.T. left the band for various reasons (ranging from personal problems to being fed up with what once was the "scene").[2] After his departure, Abigor released two more albums before breaking up in 2003.

In April 2006, P.K. and T.T. decided to join forces again. During the following year, Fractal Possession was released. The band was scheduled to release a split EP in 2008 with French black metal group Blacklodge. In connection with this release, Abigor was supposedly cooperating with Norwegian experimental artist Zweizz.

Early works by Abigor were loosely inspired by J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings. The album cover on Orkblut - The Retaliation is a collage of 2 paintings originally made by Lord of the Rings fantasy artist Ian Miller.

The album cover on Channeling the Quintessence of Satan was originally by the German printmaker/artist Albrecht Dürer. (The Knight, Death and the Devil, 1514)

Most Abigor releases were released by Napalm Records.

In a 2007 interview, P.K. explained the band's songwriting process:

"T.T. and I are responsible for the music, A.R. will do the lyrics and vocals, that’s how it works. I create riffs and record it, T.T. too, we send us files, create rough song-structures till we’re satisfied with the result of a song/album-“concept” then we start the recordings at T.T.’s Hell-Lab Studio."[3]


  • P.K. - Guitars
  • T.T. – Drums, Guitars, Bass

Former members[edit]




  • Orkblut – The Retaliation (1995, re-released 2006)
  • Apokalypse (1997)
  • Structures of Immortality (7" vinyl, 1998)
  • In Memory... (2000)
  • Shockwave 666 (Dark Horizon Records, 2004)


  • Ash Nazg... (1993)
  • Lux Devicta Est (1993)
  • In Hate and Sin (1994)
  • Promo Tape II/94 (1994)
  • Moonrise (1994)


  • Origo Regium 1993–1994 (demos re-release, 1998)
  • Nachthymnen + Orkblut (remastered two albums on one CD, 2004)
  • Verwüstung + Opus IV (remastered double CD, 2004)


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ a b Odle, Kevin "Abigor Biography", Allmusic, Macrovision Corporation
  3. ^ Abigor Interview", Heathen Harvest, September 2007

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