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Enthroned Bio

Band members
Nornagest - Lead Vocals/ Guitars/ Fx Nguaroth - Guitars / Vocals Phorgath - Bass / Vocals Glaurung - Drums

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ENTHRONED was formed in 1993 by Sabathan and Cernunnos after parting ways with their previous bands Morbid Death and Blaspherion. They soon found a guitarist, Tseboath (from the unholy death metal band Slanesh), and the so-called Blackened Horde was born.

ENTHRONED released a 5-track promo tape in mid 1994 which brought them to the attention of several independent labels. A 7" split EP with Ancient Rites was then released by the underground label Afterdark Records. After the demise of Afterdark, Evil Omen Records (a sub-division of Osmose Productions) released ENTHRONED's first full-length release, Prophecies Of Pagan Fire.

Shortly thereafter, the band enlisted a second guitarist named Nornagest, previously with the band Heresia. Eventually, Tseboath was replaced by Nebiros, a very extreme musician who not only brought new blood into the band, but also complimented the brutal and barbaric style of Nornagest.

Since the release of their first demo, ENTHRONED have always nurtured their amazing live reputation. They have shared the stage with such acts as Marduk, Enslaved, Dark Funeral, Angelcorpse, Gehenna, Luciferion and Emperor, to name but a few. In 1996, along with Ancient Rites and Bewitched, ENTHRONED invaded the Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, France, Spain, and Portugal.

In April 1997, as they were about to record Towards The Skullthrone Of Satan, Cernunnos took his life. This was without a doubt a heavy blow to the remaining members, but in true ENTHRONED style, the band went ahead to record the new album in memory of Cernunnos, after having recruited a session drummer from a local thrash band.

The Blackened Horde appeared at the Dragons Blaze festival for their first show with the new drummer Namroth Blackthorn. The response from the crowd could not have been better. In April 1998, the band toured the European continent with Dark Funeral and also released Regie Sathanas, a worldwide acclaimed black metal masterpiece dedicated to their deceased comrade. Later that year, they toured again with labelmates Hecate Enthroned and Usurper.

At the close of 1988, the band entered Abyss Studios (Sweden) to give birth to The Apocalypse Manifesto. This third album was released in May 1999. No other title could better reflect the intensity of this satanic masterpiece, which dealt with the biblical concept of the Apocalypse as interpreted by the strict satanic perspective.

ENTHRONED rounded off the 20th Century on tour with Marduk and continued to take European crowds by storm with several live performances in Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium and France.

2000 was a busy year for ENTHRONED. The band parted ways with Nebiros and recruited Nerath Daemon as their new axeman, who then successfully passed his trial by fire on a German mini tour followed by several other European shows and the recording of Armoured Bestial Hell in the Real Sound Studio (Germany). This fourth album was released in April 2001.

Unfortunately, the band was to endure another line up change. Namroth Blackthorn was released from his duties and was worthily replaced by Alsvid from the mighty French black metal band, Seth. Nevertheless, ENTHRONED continued to play many live gigs in and around Europe and, despite the terrorist threat, also did some shows in the US.

In early 2002, ENTHRONED signed to NAPALM RECORDS releasing their fifth full-length recording effort, Carnage in Worlds Beyond, later that year.

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