Tersivel

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Tersivel
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Background information
Origin Buenos Aires, Argentina
Genres Pagan metal, Folk metal
Years active 2004–present
Labels Trinacria Media
Website www.tersivel.com
Members Lian Gerbino
Franco Robert
Camilo Torrado
Andrés Gualco

Tersivel is an Argentine Pagan metal band from Buenos Aires, formed in 2004.[1] Alongside bands such as Skiltron and Tengwar, they are considered one of the very first Folk Metal bands from Argentina.[2]

History[edit]

Tersivel was formed in 2004 with Lian Gerbino on guitar, Karlo Zoia on guitar, Diego Valdes on bass guitar and Lucas Quevedo on drums, plus an additional session singer on clean vocals.

In 2006, Nicolás Närgrath joined on growled vocals. A short time after the release of their first EP titled When She Sang..., all members except Lian and Nicolás, decided to leave the band. By this time, Franco Robert joined Tersivel on keyboards, Sefirot on drums and Maxi Corbalán on bass guitar. Later Nicolás picked up the guitar and Lian decided to be in charge of clean vocals.

In August 2010, after many gigs and touring in the underground Argentine scene, Tersivel released their second EP titled Far Away In The Distant Skies creating a big expectation outside their country.[3][4] By this time drummer Sefirot and bass player Maxi Corbalán left the band.

In January 2011, Hernán Martiarena joined Tersivel on drums.

On the 26th of February they released their first full-length album titled For One Pagan Brotherhood which has 12 tracks with a mix between Italian music, Sicilian music, Celtic Music and Extreme Metal. There are some traditional folk instruments such as acoustic guitars, Irish bouzouki, and bodhran. This album counts with the participation of the folk musician Xandru Reguera from Argentine traditional Irish music band Na Fianna as a special guest on 2 tracks. All lyrics are written by Lian Gerbino and all of them are about paganism and pre-Christian history.

In the last three months of 2011, the band released their first music video for song 'As Brothers We Shall Fight'. Right after that they started a Latin American tour including three countries and thirteen cities.

In January 2012, Camilo Torrado joins Tersivel as official bass player. This year, Nicolás Närgrath and Hernán Martiarena leave the band.[5]

In January 2013, Tersivel released a new music video for song 'Those Days Are Gone' with guest musician Xandru Reguera playing bouzouki, who actually played in the original song.[6]

In 2014 the band has added a new drummer, Andrés Gualco, and started working on their second full-length which will be titled "Worship of the Gods".[7] In December 5, they released their third official music video, for "Argentoratum", which is the first track unveiled from their upcoming album.[8]

Name[edit]

Tersivel is a word for gathering. The word was created in the context of an as-yet-unpublished Lian Gerbino's book about ancient times, paganism plus some fictional facts. Tersivel means "at the gathering of different pagan civilizations united to rise up against Christianity".[9]

Band members[edit]

Current members
Former members
  • Nicolás Närgrath – harsh vocals, guitars (2006–2012)
  • Hernán Martiarena – drums, bodhran (2011–2012)
  • Sefirot – drums (2006–2010)
  • Maxi Corbalán – bass (2006–2010)
  • Karlo Zoia – guitars (2004–2006)
  • Lucas Quevedo – drums (2004–2006)
  • Diego Valdes – bass (2004–2006)
Live members
  • Mauro Frison – drums (2010)
  • Doug Bethencourt – bass (2010–2011)
  • Ignacio López – bass (2011)
  • Santiago Sauza – drums (2013)
  • Joaquín Gomez – guitars (2013)

Discography[edit]

  • (2004) - Desde El Prado De Los Silencios (demo)
  • (2006) - When She Sang... (EP)
  • (2010) - Far Away In The Distant Skies (EP)
  • (2011) - For One Pagan Brotherhood (Full-Length)
  • (2014) - Argentoratum (Single)
  • (TBA) - Worship Of The Gods (Full-Length)

Videography[edit]

  • (2011) - As Brothers We Shall Fight (Official Video)
  • (2013) - Those Days Are Gone (Official Video)
  • (2014) - Argentoratum (Official Video)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tersivel's interview at Viking Land". Retrieved 9 June 2011. 
  2. ^ "For One Pagan Brotherhood review". Metalius Website. Retrieved 3 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Tersivel/Far Away In The Distant Skies/2010 EP". Retrieved 19 August 2013. 
  4. ^ "EP Review 2010". Retrieved 9 June 2011. 
  5. ^ "Nicolás Närgrath leaves the band". Official Tersivel Website. Retrieved 3 January 2013. 
  6. ^ "Those Days Are Gone Music Video". Official Tersivel Website. Retrieved 14 February 2013. 
  7. ^ "New line-up & album news". Retrieved 2 November 2013. 
  8. ^ "Argentoratum music video". Retrieved 11 December 2014. 
  9. ^ "The Meaning of Tersivel". Retrieved 9 June 2011. 

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