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Also known asVicious Circle
OriginKøge, Denmark
GenresDeath metal, thrash metal
Years active1989–present
LabelsTarget Distribution, Progress Records
Associated actsDaemon
MembersAnders Lundemark
Martin Patterson (Kristensen)
Johnny Nielsen
Past membersSee below

Konkhra is a Danish death metal band formed in Køge in 1989.


Konkhra was first formed under the name of "Vicious Circle" in Køge—a small town south of Copenhagen—in November 1989. Before changing their name, they issued the self-titled demo Vicious Circle (1990); renaming themselves "Konkhra" they followed up with Malgrowth (1991). Konkhra then, signed with Progress label and released the Stranded EP. This official debut, was limited to only 3,000 copies, and featured artwork by Chicago-based tattooer, Guy Aitchison.[1]

The name "Konkhra" stems from how drummer Clausen heard Tom Angelripper, of German thrash metal band Sodom fame, pronounce the word "conqueror" on the double live album Mortal Way of Live.[2] Drummer Clausen suggested the name change to the band.



  • Anders Lundemark – vocals, guitar (1989–present)
  • Martin Patterson (Kristensen) – bass (1991-1992, 2014–present)
  • Johnny Nielsen – drums (1993-1996, 2002-2003, 2014-present)
  • Kim Mathiesen – guitar (1994-1996, 2002-2003, 2015-present)
  • Claus Vedel – vocals, guitar (1989–1994)
  • Jon Clausen – drums (1990–1992)
  • Thomas "Gnist" Christensen – bass (1996–1999)
  • Chris Kontos – drums (1996–1997)
  • Per Möller Jensen – drums (1997–2000)
  • James Murphy – guitar (1997-1999, 2009)
  • Søren Hee Johansen - bass (1993)
  • Lars Schmidt - bass (1993-1996, 1999-2009)
  • Mads Lauridsen - drums (2004-2010)
  • Michael Skovbakke - guitar (2010–2015)



  1. ^ Sharpe-Young, Garry. "Konkhra biography". MusicMight. Archived from the original on 2009-06-11. Retrieved 2009-02-17.
  2. ^ Konkhra review

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