Blasphemy (band)

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Blasphemy at the 2009 Black Flames of Blasphemy concert in Helsinki, Finland.
Background information
Origin Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Genres Black metal, death metal, war metal
Years active 1984–present
Labels Wild Rags, Osmose, Nuclear War Now!, Displeased
Associated acts Conqueror, Antichrist, Tyrants Blood
Members Members

Blasphemy are a black/death metal band formed in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada in 1984. The band released a demo titled Blood Upon the Altar in 1989 and their debut album, Fallen Angel of Doom, the following year through Wild Rags, a record label they had signed to while touring the United States. The band's vocalist later stated the label did not pay them as much as promised.[1] Their second and so far last full-length studio album was the 1993 Gods of War released through Osmose Productions. In 1993, Blasphemy also took part in the "Fuck Christ Tour" and toured through Europe with Immortal and Rotting Christ.[2] The band's July 2001 concert in Vancouver was released as a live album titled Live Ritual – Friday the 13th in 2002.

They were inactive until 2009, when they played two concerts; one in Montreal and one in Helsinki, in the Black Flames of Blasphemy festival, with Proclamation, Black Witchery, Revenge and Archgoat.[3] In 2010, Blasphemy headlined the second installation of the Nuclear War Now! festival in Germany.[4]

Blasphemy's song "War Command" has been covered by Beherit and the cover appeared on Beherit's 1999 compilation album Beast of Beherit - Complete Worxxx. Blasphemy's "Winds of the Black Gods" was the opening track on the 2004 compilation Fenriz Presents... The Best of Old-School Black Metal.


Fallen Angel of Doom, the band's first full-length album, is considered one of the most influential records for the war metal style.[5]


Current line-up
  • Nocturnal Grave Desecrator and Black Winds – Vocals
  • Caller of the Storms – Guitars
  • Deathlord of Abomination and War Apocalypse – Guitars
  • Three Black Hearts of Damnation and Impurity – Drums
Former members
  • Ace Gestapo Necrosleezer and Vaginal Commands – Bass
  • Black Priest of 7 Satanic Rituals – Guitars
  • The Traditional Sodomizer of the Goddess of Perversity – Guitars
  • Bestial Saviour of the Undead Legions – Bass and Backing Vocals
  • V.K. – Live Session Bass


Studio albums[edit]

Live albums[edit]

Demo albums[edit]

  • Blood Upon the Altar (1989)
  • Die Hard Rehearsal (2001)


  1. ^ "Interview with Blasphemy". FMP666. Retrieved 2008-01-21. 
  2. ^ "Interview with Rotting Christ". Masterful Magazine. Retrieved 2008-01-21. 
  3. ^ "Black Flames of Blasphemy review". Retrieved 2010-01-07. 
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  5. ^ Robert Müller: Wollt Ihr den ewigen Krieg?. Der tote Winkel. In: Metal Hammer, November 2011.

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