APOLOKIA was crafted in L'Aquila, Italy in 1994.
The main figure behind,was leading musician and mastermind Blackfrost ( ZOLOFT EVRA, DEATHWALK, ex NORDAVIND, ex NOSTALGYA, ex IN NOMINE).
With the use of some session members, the band,just after six months,entered studio,releasing their debut demotape " Frozen Evokation " in march 1995.The debut demotape received great responses into the european black metal underground,but the year after, line up problems and different attitudes and ideologies gave a period of no releases,until december 1996 with the joining of Verminaard (ex UGLUK, ex FROM DEPTHS), APOLOKIA started a new musical and ideological path,dealing with a more extreme and uncompromising, icecold and grim black metal sound and approach.In april 1997,the band released their second demotape entitled " Fields of Hatefrost ", unleashing the APOLOKIA sound : unholy, fast and icecold.
The second demotape soon spread the name of the band all around Italy and abroad,confirming APOLOKIA as the most controversial and hateful misanthropic black metal horde ever forged in Italy.
"Fields of Hatefrost " became a cult demotape back then, in a period where only APOLOKIA and three other black metal bands in Italy : DUNGEON, UGLUK and BRISEN, represented the the purest form of italic black metal art, enclosed in the so called Elitarian Circle as later mentioned in the book Sub Terra. . The band never considered the idea of being part of the italian black metal scene,taking distance from any kind of "scene".
No live performances, no compromises in attitudes, ideologies and musical expression. In 1999,some tracks were composed but none of them were never officially released,due to internal contrasts inside the band. Many labels became interested in APOLOKIA, but the band never found their deals that interesting.The band in 2000,was put on ice,leaving to the followers just the mystery and the uncompromising music, misanthropic ideology that always has been the true APOLOKIA trademark. Disgusted by the evolution of the modern black metal scene,Blackfrost and Verminaard moved to Norway, taking distance from every aspect of the BM underground. After seven years,the band was reformed in silence in 2007,no matter the distance problems between Italy and Norway.
The EP " Immota Satani Manet " was produced by Blackfrost in his Panzerfaust Studio in Bergen, Norway and released by the label The Oath in 2009 in a 500 copies limited edition,featuring a special guest appearance on a vocal track by Malignancy from the cult italic black metal band DUNGEON from 1991. In 2011,the band signed a new record deal with the label My Kingdom Music for the release of their long awaited full debut album entitled " Kathaarian Vortex ".
In may 2012,APOLOKIA was featured,with exclusive declarations by Blackfrost,on the music book Sub Terra: a well written in depth analysis and description of the italian extreme metal underground years from 1978 until 1998. In late february 2013 My Kingdom Music released " Kathaarian Vortex " CD and Bylec-Tum Productions released the Tape version (ltd.333#).
In november 2013 ,the Kathaarian Vortex LP was released by Sad Sun Music in a limited 500 handnumbered copies edition. In January 2014 Atramentum Prod.
released "Immota Satani Manet " in a reissued Tape edition,limited and handnumbered to 333 copies. In July 2014, War Against yourself /Midwinter Records (Ita) released "MCMXCV MCMXCVII",an album including : "Frozen Evokation" and "Fields of Hatefrost" the cult demotapes from the 90's in a limited cd format and an exclusive A5 Digibook cd, limited and handnumbered to only 50 copies.
In August 2015, " MCMXCV . MCMXCVII " was released on tape by Bylec Tum Productions in a limited and handnumbered edition of 333 copies. In March 2016,APOLOKIA was featured with an exclusive interview by Blackfrost on the second issue of the radical underground italian book Polemos. The band rejects any form of connection to black metal "scenes" and does not support any. APOLOKIA represents the pure and natural evolution of the 1992 Black Metal essence. Art, sounds and attitude, with no compromises in ideologies and musical expression. .
Discography 2014: " MCMXCV.MCMXCVII" (CD/ A5 Digibook CD / MC) 2013: " Kathaarian Vortex "(CD/ LP/ MC) 2013: " Immota Satani Manet " (MC) 2009: " Immota Satani Manet " EP (CD) 1997: " Fields of Hatefrost " (Demotape) 1995: " Frozen Evokation " (Demotape)
Nihilist Black Metal since 1994
- January 1995
Fields of Hatefrost
- January 1997
- February 2013
- Warhell Records
Immota Satani Manet
- January 2017
- The Oath
MCMXCV - MCMXCVII
- January 2017
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