Vocalist Carl McCoy
|Associated acts||Fields of the Nephilim, Sensorium, Saints of Eden, NFD|
|Past members||Carl McCoy
The Nefilim was a Carl McCoy project formed after the disbanding of Fields of the Nephilim. It featured McCoy on vocals, Paul Miles on guitar, Simon Rippin on drums and Cian Houchin on bass. Nefilim released one album, Zoon (1996), which was more influenced by Death metal and industrial metal than McCoy's previous releases with the Fields of the Nephilim, though similar themes of mysticism are prevalent, seen in songs like "Pazuzu (Black Rain)," which refers to the Assyro-Babylonian god also known as "king of the demons."
Rippin and Miles would later go on to form Sensorium, while Houchin would go on to form Saints of Eden. McCoy returned to his previous band, Fields of the Nephilim.
|Studio album by Nefilim|
|Released||April 22, 1996|
|Genre||Industrial metal, death metal, gothic rock|
|Label||Beggars Banquet Records|
|Singles from Zoon|
Zoon, Nefilim's only studio album, was released in April 1996 by Beggars Banquet Records (Calatogue number BEGA172). The album saw a move away from the rich soundscapes that characterised earlier works from Fields of the Nephilim towards a darker, more industrial/death metal sound. McCoy has stated that the album was in development hell for several years due to restrictions from the record label. The album is dedicated to Scarlett McCoy, Carl McCoy's daughter.
The album is a concept album, and while McCoy remained largely silent about the themes, one possible explanation is that the story revolves around the Watchers and the Book of Enoch. The word "zoon" is derived from Greek, meaning "living creature" or "beast".
- "Still Life"
- "Melt (The Catching of the Butterfly)"
- "Venus Decomposing"
- "Pazuzu (Black Rain)"
- "Zoon, Parts 1 & 2: Saturation"
- "Zoon, Part 3: Wake World"
- Xodus (1995)
- Penetration (1996)
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- Official website of Fields of the Nephilim and The Nefilim
- Official website of The Nefilim
- The Nefilim discography at MusicBrainz
- Zoon at MusicBrainz (list of releases)
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