Arkhon Infaustus

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Arkhon Infaustus
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Background information
Origin Paris, France
Genres Blackened death metal
Years active 1997–present
Labels Mordgrimm
Osmose Productions
Website www.arkhon-infaustus.com
Members Dk Deviant / Kwel / EsX
Past members Hellblaster
Toxik H.
Azk.6

Arkhon Infaustus is a blackened death metal band from Paris, France. They formed in 1997, are signed to Osmose Productions, and have released four albums to date.

Overview[edit]

Brief history[edit]

Arkon Infaustus was created in late 1997 by Dk Deviant, joined by Torturer.[1][2] They first released an EP entitled In Sperma Infernum through Mordgrimm, which was limited to 666 copies. They then signed to Spikekult Records and released another EP entitled Dead Cunt Maniac in 2000.[2] This got them signed to Osmose Productions.[2] Their first album, Hell Injection, was released in 2001 and limited to 500 copies. After their second album, Filth Catalyst (2002), they toured with Mortician.[3] They then went on to do a split with the black metal band Revenge, and toured in Europe with Vader.

In 2004 they released Perdition Insanabilis and toured Europe with Deicide,[2][4] and again in 2005 with Belphegor and In Aeternum.[5] In 2007, they released an EP, Annunciation, and an album, Orthodoxyn, and in April and May 2008 toured Europe with Angelcorpse.[6]

In 2017, the band came back releasing an EP, Passing the Nekromanteion.[7]

Musical style[edit]

Arkhon Infaustus use distorted raspy vocals, double bass, and synthesizers to play a style of black/death metal similar to that of Angelcorpse. Their lyrics usually deal with Satanism, sex, anti-Christianity, and general acts of debauchery.

Members[edit]

Current members[edit]

  • Dk Deviant - bass, vocals
  • KWEL - guitar, vocals
  • EsX - guitar

Former members[edit]

  • Hellblaster
  • Toxik H. - guitar
  • 666 Torturer - bass, vocals
  • Azk.6 - drums

Discography[edit]

  • In Sperma Infernum (EP, Mordgrimm, 1998)
  • Dead Cunt Maniac (EP, Spikekult, 2000)
  • Hell Injection (CD, Osmose, 2001)
  • Filth Catalyst (CD, Osmose, 2003)
  • Arkhon Infaustus/Revenge (Split CD, Osmose, 2003)
  • Perdition Insanabilis (CD, Osmose, 2004)
  • Annunciation (EP, Osmose, 2007)
  • Orthodoxyn (CD, Osmose, 2007)
  • Passing The Nekromanteion (CD, LP, Les Acteurs De L'Ombre Productions, 2017)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Arkhon Infaustus Background info". blackmetal.com. 2007. Archived from the original on 14 October 2007. Retrieved 2007-10-25. 
  2. ^ a b c d True, Chris "Arkhon Infaustus Biography", Allmusic, Macrovision Corporation
  3. ^ "On Planet Satan with Arkhon Infaustus". highwirepics.tripod.com. Retrieved 2007-10-25. 
  4. ^ "Deicide Joined By Former Cannibal Corpse Guitarist". metalunderground.com. 2004-10-28. Retrieved 2007-10-25. 
  5. ^ "In Aeternum Finish Recording New Album, Tour Dates". metalunderground.com. 2005-03-06. Retrieved 2007-10-25. 
  6. ^ "Angelcorpse, Arkhon Infaustus, Revenge European Tour". waytooloud.com. 2008-03-12. Archived from the original on 5 May 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-02. 
  7. ^ "Arkhon Infaustus". lesacteursdelombre.net. 2017-06-10. Retrieved 2017-06-10. 

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