Norwegian band formed in 2017, mixing raw, hypnotic and freezing Black-Metal with Arctic Ambient music. Very productive, they released a lot of demos on digital download on their own Bandcamp page. A lot of them have been released physically by different labels on CD, Cassette and LP. In 2021 “Kald og dod…” (demo 2020) finally co-released on CD by Narcoleptica Productions, Careless “Demo” Records, Facthedral’s Hall, Vacula Productions, BRC-30 Productions, and Scorched Earth Records.
1990 in Czech Republic the brothers Josef “Humanoid” (guitar) and Jan “Schizoid” Vesely (drums/vocals) founded the band Devastator. In 1993 they changed the name of the band to !T.O.O.H.! (The Obliteration of Humanity). From 1995 to 1997 they recorded 2 demos of grinding death-metal with cynical and black humour lyrics, “Vy kusy mrdacího masa” (“You pieces of fucking flesh”) and “Sen to není, nesmí” (“It’s not can’t be a dream”), joined in 1997 by Petr Slavícek “Android” on bass (ejected by the band some months later). Both received very good feedbacks from the underground scene. Since 1999 Humanoid & Schizoid recorded 2 albums in duo, “Z Vyšší Vůle” (“From Higher Will”) in 2000 + “Pod Vládou Biče” (“Under the Reign of the Whip”) in 2002, released on CD. They joined in 2004 by Wokis (Guitar) and Freedom (Bass), who still form the current line-up. In 2005, they signed a contract with legendary british label Earache for their third album “Order And Punishment”. Their music has evoluted to Progressive Death/Grind in their own identifiable style. Later they released themselves a lot of productions, essentially EP’s, distributed by the band in digital download files.
Archenterum was founded in 1997 nearby Avignon (Southern France) as a side-project of extreme metal-music. Musically influenced by Slayer and Impaled Nazarene, their first effort Nuclear Forces, a furious mix of harsh black metal and old-school thrash metal was released in 2000. Then the project entered a period of inactivity. In 2005, JeeHell D. joined the band, marking a new beginning for Archenterum. The second auto-production Insanity of War was released in 2009 presenting a more personal melodic death metal. The underground press was quite enthusiastic. After three years of hard work, the band delivered six elaborated and mature songs with Paradoxe 29A their third musical creation. With their unhealthy death metal sound, the band received a unanimous support from the underground scene. After a break in their musical evolution, the band re-recorded 5 songs from their first effort as well as two unreleased songs published in 2013 under the title Exhumed. In 2014 Archenterum published a new EP called The Ending, containing 2 new tracks. End 2018, the band recorded and published themselves on Bandcamp an advance version of their debut album …ainsi fut Abîme on digital download. Finally released in April 2019 by Facthedral’s Hall on CD limited to 200 copies.
Greg D – Guitar, lead vocals.
Matt D – Guitar, additional vocals, drum programming.
Patrice Bal is a french composer, who explores different kind of electronic musics on hardware machines since the end of 90’s. In parallel, he developed his own visual and graphic universe, using 3D for images or videos.
He formed 3 musical projects : Pathétique laBoratoire, Pi Cab Alter (2002), and finally Synaxe (2016). With his different entities, and in an experimental way, he explored different faces of electronic music : droning ambient, trip-hop, electro-groove, electronica, indus, synth-music, synth-wave, noise … using various machines for each new project or release.
Patrice made is unique live performance for the evening “A Tribute to Burundi” (2004) organised by Facthedral for the same titled compilation. He participated to all F.H. compilations (music and visual), and he was particularly invested in La Poca Lips in 2012.
Markab Project is a sonic witchcraft experimental project, mixing electro tribal sonorities, noise and ritual dark ambient against a background of Chaos magic. Created by Napharion from french avantgarde black-metal band Aryos. The experimentation started in 2013 and released several demos and splits under the aegis of labels such as Arsenestre, Solar Asceticists, Les Éditions du Reflet de Scylla… In 2018 onwards, Markab Project joins forces with French label Facthedral’s Hall for his new EP and sixth release, “Music for Chaomantic Meditation”.