Incantation (band)

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This article is about the death metal band. For the traditional South American music band, see Incantation (musical group).
Origin Johnstown, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Genres Death metal, death-doom
Years active 1989–present
Labels Seraphic Decay, Relapse, Necropolis, Listenable, Ibex Moon
Associated acts Funerus, Deicide, Vital Remains, Profanatica, Immolation
Members John McEntee
Kyle Severn
Chuck Sherwood
Sonny Lombardozzi

Incantation is an American death metal band that was formed by John McEntee and Paul Ledney in 1989. They are one of the leaders in the New York death metal scene along with fellow bands Suffocation and Immolation, even though the band is currently located in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.[1]

Incantation is notable for mixing widely varied tempos into their music, often playing slow, down-tuned passages similar to those performed by death/doom bands like Autopsy. To date the band has released eight full-length records, two live records, four EPs, two singles, three splits, one DVD, and three demos.

The band has seen many lineup changes in their 22-year history and guitarist John McEntee is the sole original member. Incantation first came to prominence with Onward to Golgotha and Mortal Throne of Nazarene, which features Craig Pillard on vocals. Following the release of the Forsaken Mourning of Angelic Anguish EP in 1997, Pillard departed Incantation and was replaced by Daniel Corchado of The Chasm. Corchado performed on one album, 1998's Diabolical Conquest, before departing. Vocalist Mike Saez performed on the next two albums, The Infernal Storm (2000) and Blasphemy (2002). Beginning with Decimate Christendom, guitarist and frontman John McEntee took on vocal responsibilities, a role that he continues to the present.

Band members[edit]



Studio albums[edit]

Compilation albums[edit]

  • XXV (2016)

Rough Mix albums[edit]

  • Upon the Throne of Apocalypse (1995)
  • Blasphemous Cremation (2008)


  • The Forsaken Mourning of Angelic Anguish (1997)


  • "Thieves of the Cloth" (2006)
  • "Scapegoat" (2010)

Live albums[edit]

  • Tribute to the Goat (1997)
  • Live Blasphemy in Brazil Tour 2001 (2002)



  1. ^ "Incantation (Official fan page) - About". Facebook. 2010-08-13. Retrieved 2014-08-20. 

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