Kaamos (Swedish band)

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Origin Stockholm, Sweden
Genres Death metal
Years active 1998–2006
Labels Candlelight
Associated acts A Mind Confused
Face Down
The Curse
Head Of The Demon
Website [ ]
Members Karl Envall
Nicklas Eriksson
Konstantin Papavassilou
Cristofer Barkensjö
Past members Johan Thörngren
Thomas Åberg

Kaamos was a Swedish death metal band that was formed in 1998 and disbanded in 2006. The band's name comes from the Finnish word for polar night.


They wrote 3 songs that were recorded on a cassette in 1999. Two of the songs were released by Dauthus on a limited 7”. After the release, bassist, singer Johan departed the band and was replaced by Karl.

In 2000, drummer Thomas called it quits. A new drummer was found in Cristofer Barkensjö (also known as Chris Piss). They wrote five new songs which they recorded as the demo " Curse of Aeons; it was released in 2001. Kaamos choose to sign with Candlelight Records from several label offers.

In November 2001 Kaamos entered the SubSonic studios again to record the debut album. With the aid of Messiah Marcolin nine tracks were put down were recorded in ten days. The album was released in May 2002. The debut album was self-titled Throughout 2002–2003 the band focused on performing live in several countries in Europe.

In March 2004 Kaamos entered the Berno studio and ten new songs were recorded. The second album, Lucifer Rising was released in February 2005 on Candlelight. After the release, Kaamos focused on playing live again. In 2006, the band announced to split up. Just before that they have recorded a last five songs, that was released after the bands closure, the MCD was titled "Scales of Leviathan" and small Greek label Nuclear Winter records released this MCD as a limited digipak and standard CD-jewelcase.[1]

Post- dissolution: Papavassilou formed doom metal band Head Of The Demon in 2012 with original Kaamos drummer, Thomas Åberg.[2] Envall, Eriksson, and Barkensjo formed death metal band The Curse[3] in 2011. In 2013 Barkensjo left The Curse and by next year had formed LIK[4], also a death metal band.


  • Promo 99 (Demo, 1999)
  • Kaamos (7", 1999)
  • Curse of Aeons (Demo 2001. Vinyl 10", 2004)
  • Kaamos (CD, LP, 2002)
  • Lucifer Rising (CD, LP, 2005)
  • Scales Of Leviathan (CD, 2007)


  • Karl Envall - vocals, bass guitar (1999–2006)
  • Nicklas Eriksson - guitar (1998–2006)
  • Konstantin Papavassilou - guitar (1998–2006)
  • Cristofer Barkensjö (Chris Piss) - drums (2000–2006) (Grave, Face Down)

Former members[edit]

  • Johan Thörngren - vocals, bass guitar (1998–1999)
  • Thomas Åberg - drums (1998–2000)


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