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OriginLappeenranta, Finland
GenresBlack metal
Years active1999–present
LabelsWorld Terror Committee
Moribund Records
Associated actsBehexen, Horna
Past membersHoath Torog

Sargeist is a Finnish black metal band formed in 1999. Originally created as a solo project by Shatraug of the Finnish black metal act Horna, he was joined by other members since 2000, who were subsequently released from the band.[1] After the demo recording Tyranny Returns (2001), the line-up was augmented by Hoath Torog and Horns, both from the Finnish black metal outfit Behexen, and this line-up remained stable until 2016.

Both musically and lyrically, Sargeist stays close to the roots of Scandinavian "old school" black metal. Lyrical subjects thus often deal with Satanism and anti-Christian blasphemy, as well as darkness, depression, misanthropy and hate. The band's name combines the two German words, "sarg" (coffin) and "geist" (spirit, ghost), and derives from the song "The Old Coffin Spirit" by the black metal band Rotting Christ. All members go by pseudonyms.


Current members
  • Shatraug (Ville Pystynen) – guitar (1999–present), bass (1999-2008)
  • VJS - guitar (2014–present)
  • Abysmal - bass (2016–present)
  • Gruft - drums (2016–present)
  • Profundus - vocals (2016–present)
Former members
  • Hoath Torog (Marko Saarikalle) – vocals (2002-2016)
  • Horns (Jani Rekola) – drums (2002-2016)
  • Vainaja (Perttu Pakkanen) - bass (2009-2016)
  • Lord Volos – drums (2000)
  • Gorsedd Marter – guitar (2001)
  • Makha Karn – drums (2001)


Year Title Type
1999 Nockmaar Demo
2000 Heralding the Breath of Pestilence Demo
2001 Tyranny Returns Demo
2002 Reaping with Curses and Plague Single (split with Merrimack)
2003 Satanic Black Devotion Studio album
2004 Wraith Messiah Single (split with Temple of Baal)
2004 In Ruin and Despair (EP) (split with Horned Almighty)
2004 Sargeist & Funeral Elegy (EP) (split with Funeral Elegy)
2005 Disciple of the Heinous Path Studio album
2006 Dead Ravens Memory Single (split with Bahimiron)
2008 The Dark Embrace (EP)
2010 Let The Devil In Studio album
2011 Lair of Necromancy (EP)
2014 Feeding the Crawling Shadows Studio album
2018 Unbound Studio album
  • 2005: Funeral Curses (compilation album)
  • 2013: The Rebirth of a Cursed Existence (compilation album)


  1. ^ "Sargeist - Encyclopaedia Metallum: The Metal Archives". Retrieved 2017-07-26.

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