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Origin Ytre Enebakk, Norway
Genres Avant-garde metal
Black metal
Years active 1991–present
Labels Aesthetic Death
Associated acts Aphrodisiac
Members Alexander Nordgaren
Svein Egil Hatlevik

Fleurety is a Norwegian avant-garde metal band. The band was formed in 1991 by Svein Egil Hatlevik and Alexander Nordgaren.


The band released their first demo, Black Snow in 1993. After that came the 7" EP A Darker Shade of Evil in 1994, released via the English label Aesthetic Death Records. Both of these were in a fairly traditional Norwegian black metal style, although with very high-pitched screaming vocals, giving the band a characteristic sound.

In 1995, the band released the album Min Tid Skal Komme, as a cooperation between Aesthetic Death Records and Misanthropy Records. This recording featured a progressive/psychedelic black metal style with atonal harmonics, folk music elements, and female vocals by Norwegian pop singer Marian Aas Hansen.

With 1999's mini-album Last-Minute Lies, the band moved even further away from their black metal origins. This recording and the following album was released by Supernal Music.

In 2000, Fleurety released their hitherto last album Department of Apocalyptic Affairs. This album showed an even more eclectic musical style, spanning metal, jazz and electronica, and featured an array of guest musicians from the intersection of the Norwegian black and avant garde metal scenes; among them Kristoffer Rygg and Tore Ylwizaker from Ulver, Hellhammer and Maniac from Mayhem, Carl-Michael Eide from Aura Noir and Ved Buens Ende, Steinar Sverd Johnsen from Arcturus, and Einar Sjursø from Beyond Dawn.[1]

The Min tid skal komme album was reissued by Candlelight Records in 2003, featuring the A Darker Shade of Evil recording and a track recorded for the 1995 Blackend compilation album, entitled "Absence". This album was also re-released in 2008 as a double gatefold LP through Aesthetic Death Records featuring the same material as the CD reissue plus the ''Black Snow demo.

In October 2009, Fleurety released the 7" vinyl ep Ingentes Atque Decorii Vexilliferi Apokalypsis. This release featured remakes of vintage material: the songs "Descent into Darkness", from the 1993 demo ''Black Snow and "Absence". "Descent into Darkness" includes Hellhammer and Necrobutcher of Mayhem, and Runhild Gammelsæter as guest musicians. This was the first in a string of EPs only available on vinyl and in a limited edition. The second release in the series, Evoco Bestias was released in December 2010.

In 2013, Fleurety released a new EP: Et Spiritus Meus Semper Sub Sanguinantibus Stellis Habitatabit.


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  1. ^ York, William. "allmusic ((( Fleurety > Biography )))". Allmusic. Retrieved 2008-06-12. 

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