Drowning The Light


Drowning The Light
Azgorh (Vocals, All instruments Baal Gadrial, ex-Pestilential Shadows), Balam (Guitar Agailiarept, Nazxul, Pestilential Shadows, Rift, Zaebros, Kinstrife), Scorpios (Vocals session member, Crimson Moon, Sabnack, Demoncy, Ancient, Nibiru, Akrabu, Possession Ritual, EVP), Nightwolf (Guitar session member, Baal Gadrial), Gamol (Vocals, Flute, Percussions session member, Drohtnung, Wardaemonic), Wraith (Guitar, Bass, Keyboard Nazxul, Toil, Nox Inferi, ex-Pestilential Shadows), Jarmed (Drums live member, Kill The Kristians, Nuclear Winter (AUS), Mirk, Forbidden Citadel Of Spirits, The Black Death), M.N. (Drums session member, Forbidden Citadel Of Spirits), Blackheart (Guitar, Bass, Drums Atra), S.S.T (Drums session member, Baal Gadrial), Tortured Soul (Vocals, Drums session member), M (Guitar live member, Ardhu)

Drowning the Light biography: In the year 2003, Azgorh created the dark art known as Drowning the Light (after his previous band Baal Gadrial (1999-2005) became dormant and he was only doing vocal duties in Pestilential Shadows) as an all encompassing entity of hatred and melancholy, which unleashed its first rituals, 4 tapes, Shrouded in misery and mystery, extremely limited and given out only to close allies.

2004 saw the birth of the first full length album "drowned", filled with keys and epic sorrow this also was only given out to a select few. On the eve of 05/06/06 a small gathering/ritual was held in the forest ontop of what is known as the "occult mountain", when midnight struck to break in 06/06/06 Drowning the Light played their first show, with session members Tortured Soul on Drums and Nightwolf on Guitar.

Then on the same date at 4am in dedication to HIM a 7" was written and recorded, before the Morning Star rose, before Lucifer lit that morn. Late 2006 3 of the 4 demos and the full length "drowned" were released on a double cd entitled "The Fallen Years".

During 2006 3 other albums were completed "A world Long Dead" & "To the end of Time" (with guest vocals from Gamol & Scorpios), both to be released in 2007 and "the masters empire" which is to be a split CD with Sabnack in Asgard Musik's 9cd 9year box set limited to 99 due out in early 07. In December 2006 Drowning the Light played its second Ritual on the island of Tasmania.

Early 2007 new material has been written and recorded "Of Celtic Blood and Satanic Pride". Drowning the Light played the "Recrucify the Bastard" festival on easter weekend 2007, The use of dead ravens and other assorted rotting beasts were scattered throughout the ritual chamber and the stench of death overwelmed alot of people who were forced to leave due to it.

Drowning the Light has started more sonic rituals as the winter months of this southern land are upon us (2007), these include a new full length (The Serpents Reign) and split material with Empire of Tharaphita and Arkha Sva as well as a future split with dark ambient band Old Oak. A continuation of Obscure dark ambient material is recorded under the title "Obscure Worship" in late 2007 and thus the obscure worship chronicles will be continued in 2008.

2007 ends with Drowning the Light playing the "Nocturnal Occult Ritual", utter chaos and disorder and Tortured Souls first live appearance doing guest vocals for a song (the show being cut short after it due to Tortured Souls psychotic actions on stage). The rotten first months of 2008 recording for a split with the obscure entity known as Forbidden Citadel of Spirits (aus) has been completed, as well as progress on a new mini album "The Weeping Moon" and the third part of the Obscure Worship Chronicles "Poisoned Summer".

A melancholic Autumn brings the completion of the new MLP filled with Vampyric and Lycanthropic Sadness, also the completion of the split material with cult brazillian horde EVIL (5 tracks from Drowning the Lights side). The Bitter Winter Months of this southern land brought forth the composition and recording of this years first full length album "The Blood of the Ancients"; majestic and epic yet melancholic and raw, the storm that rages on.

2009 now upon us and Drowning the Light once again will come from out of the shadows to the ritual altar, 2 live ritual on march 6-7 in Finland as part of the Bloodcult tour, this will be Drowning the Lights first shows abroad... and not the Last.

Recording of new material for various unannounced splits has begun which soon will be revealed. Returning from the land of the dead sun in march 09, whilst there recording of a mini album with finnish comrades Shatraug, M.Kadotus & Stormheit took place in the last days of their winter.

Splits with Sargeist (fin), Empire of Tharaphita (fin), Lone Suffer (jap) & Eternum (aust), will be unleashed later this year, all material recorded in 2008 and planned for some time, they will finally be thrust from the darkness into the blind masses. April has seen the completion of an album improvised out of pure madness, the recording started in the spring of 2007 and has only just been completed in the autumn of 2009, this recording is Azgorh & Poltergeist only and is entitled "A Pact with Madness", it's concept based on a leper plotting against the society he was cast from and his decent into insanity.

This will only ever be released on vinyl. The writing of a new full length began in Jan 2009 and has continued to be written and thus should be ready to record by april, when the bastard nazerene was slain.

This full length not only composed by Azgorh but also S, Blackheart and Wraith (nazxul, nox inferi).. This scorched land will once again be shrouded in darkness and misery..

And this Art will NEVER die. The new album "An Alignment of Dead Stars" has now been completed through the Autumn chill of April and shall be released through Avantgarde Music.

2009 draws to an end and a new MCD/MLP has been recorded in the spring months with Blackheart, Wraith and Azgorh at the helm, "The Fading Rays of the Sun" is cold, majestic and melancholic black metal from the darkest depths of this southern landscape. 2010 bleeds in with the unleashing of the occult offering between DTL and Acherontas upon the blind masses, the early summer months of 2010 brought forth the sonic ritual creations for various splits in the coming seasons, as well as the composition of the next dark opus brooding in the shadows.

Blood of the weak shall be spilt before this year is through. The Rise of the Black Serpent demo sounds the call for those of the shadow side to embrace the darkness and their destiny.

Pacts with other occult and dark hordes have been made and recorded which soon shall be revealed as well as the 11th full length opus which is now close to completion, "Catacombs of Blood". The clouds swell as the winter months draw in..

"Catacombs of Blood" is unleashed upon the hordes like a vile plague infecting all it passes. Murderous impulses flood the mind and spheres of death are embraced as the nocturnal beast in man is unleashed!! 2010 has been cursed with this tome. A hellish start to 2011 with Drowning the Light's first live rituals in the south since 2007.

Armageddon was at hand, 44 degree heat did not stop this ritual of destruction, death and chaos. These 2 rituals tore the heart from the white light religions and fed them to the dogs!! As the rivers run red through the melancholic autumn and the chill starts to set in this southern dominion a new abomination brews...

A small ember shall soon ignite a blaze in the southern sky.. The end of the year saw dark visions of the abyss and the impending apocalypse with the full length album "Oceans of Eternity". Discography thus far & to come: "Securing your future for Satan" demo 2003 *Tape limited to very few hand numbered copies "The Haunting of the Black Aristocracy" Demo, 2003. *Tape limited to very few hand numbered copies. "Howling Forests of Desolation" Demo, 2003. *Tape limited to very few hand numbered copies. "Dark Winter Depression" Demo, 2003. *Tape limited to very few hand numbered copies "The Longing" demo compilation, 2003. *CD Self released and given to a select few people. *CD out later through Dark Adversary Productions "Drowned" Full-length, 2004. *CD Self released and given to a select few people *CD out through Obscure Abhorrence Productions limited to 1000 "06/06/06 It Begins Here..." 2006 *7" EP Limited to 20 copies, picture 7" in slip with A3 Poster released by Sigilum Moriendi *7" EP through Zyklon B productions (2009) *7" Pic EP through Zyklon B productions (2009) *7" Pic EP box set that folds out into inverted cross limited to 50 and out through Zyklon B productions "The Fallen Years", Part 1= "Drowned" 2004,Part 2 = Compilation of 3 of the demo's 2003 *Double CD released by Goatowarex limited to 500 *Double tape version through winterreich records limited to 188 "The Masters Empire" full length 2006 *Released by Asgard Musik limited to 99 (with 9 other cds in the box as well as a shirt) as a split with Sabnack (usa/germ) *12" LP through Zyklon B productions (with bonus songs) (2009) *12" Pic LP through Zyklon B productions (with bonus songs) (2009) *Tape through Winterreich limited to 333 copies *CD out through Dark Adversary Productions limited to 500 "A World long Dead" full length 2006. *CD through Goatowarex limited to 1000 copies (due to the labels stock room being flooded and the cds being damaged only around 200-300 of this version ever circulated before the flood) *Tape version through winterreich records limited to 66 copies *Tape re-issue with "vampyric winter" as a bonus through Strigoi records limited to 188 *12" LP out through Obscure Abhorrence limited to 333, first 100 in white splatter vinyl.

Out late 2008 *CD rerelease through Obscure Abhorrence Out late 2008 limited to 1000 copies with different art work and "Vampyric Winter" EP as a bonus, first 200 copies in digi CD format with different art. "To the End of Time" full length 2006. *CD through Zyklon B productions limited to 500, first 100 in A5 size, 50 in special box set. *Tape version through winterreich records limited to 188 *Tape rerelease via Hammer of Damnation limited to 333 *12" LP through Zyklon B productions limited to 300 in 3 different colours. *12" Pic LP through Zyklon B productions limited to 300 *Digi CD through Zyklon B productions limited to 300 "Through the Noose of Existance" full length 2006-07.

*CD released by Asgard Musik *Tape version normal and special edition version through winterreich records limited to 188 (first 88 handnumbered in blood with "06/06/06" EP as bonus) *Tape rerelease via Hammer of Damnation limited to 333 with bonus "Tormented Nights" material *12" LP through Slava Satan Records with "Tormented Nights" material as bonus, limited to 300 copies first 50 in different colour and with A3 poster (late 2008) "Of Celtic Blood & Satanic Pride" full length 2007 *CD released by Slava Satan and licenced by avantgarde records *Tape version and special edition tape version through winterreich records limited to 188 (first 88 handnumbered in blood with "The masters empire" material as bonus) *Tape rerelease via Hammer of Damnation limited to 333 with bonus tracks from "flames of sacrifice" *12" LP released through GoatowaRex limited to 150 *12" Pic LP through Zyklon B productions *12" LP Japanese edition released through Deathrash Armageddon limited to 500 copies *CD South American version through Hammer of Damnation limited to 1000 copies with "Flames of Sacrifice" as bonus material "Vampyric Winter" EP 2007. *7" EP through slava satan limited to 300 copies under form of three different versions: 50 copies on coloured splatter vinyl, 50 on black vinyl with exclusive tshirt in Slava Satan box and 200 on black vinyl. (jan 2009) Split with Arkha Sva (jap) "In His Name" 2007. *7" EP through Zyklon B records limited to 300 copies, gatefold EP, splatter vinyl *Leather box edition limited to 25 with EP,shirt, sticker,poster through Zyklon B records "Tormented Nights" demo 2007.

*Tape through winterreich records limited to 100 Split with Old Oak (usa) (obscure ambient material only - part I of the "Obscure Worship Chronicles") 2007 *12" LP through Winterreich limited to 150 (2009?) *Tape version through Winterreich records limited to 66. "Flames of Sacrifice" demo 2007. *Tape through winterreich limited to 188 *10" MLP through Zyklon B records (with bonus track) in 3 different colours & box set, all up limited to 300.

*10" Pic MLP through Zyklon B records (with bonus track) limited to 300. Split with Satanic Warmaster (fin)/Mutiilation (fra) - 2006 *12" Picture LP released by dark adversary productions/goatowarex limited to 100 copies, 3x posters, slip, A5 lyric book. *Special edition with Baphomet statue limited to 25 copies. "Obscure Worship" demo 2007 (obscure ambient material only - part II of the "Obscure Worship Chronicles") *Tape through winterreich limited to 33 "Dungeon Rehearsal" demo 2007. *Tape through Winterreich limited to 66 Split with Forbidden Citadel of Spirits (aus) - 2008 *Tape via winterreich limited to 66 copies "Ritual of Intolerance & Hatred" rehearsal april 2007 *Pro CDR through Asgard Musik limited to 200 "The Serpents Reign" full length 2007 *CD through Zyklon B records limited to 500, first 100 copies A5 size *Tape Through Zyklon B Records limited to 66 *12" LP Through Zyklon B Records limited to 300 in 2 colours (200 grey and 100 clear/splatter) *12" LP special leather box edition through Zyklon B records w/ LP, shirt, sticker, poster.

Limited to 25 *Digi CD version through Zyklon B records limited to 300 *12" Picture LP version through Zyklon B records limited to 300 "Vampyres of a Dead Age" demo 2008 *Tape limited to 88 copies through Winterreich (never to be released again) "Poisoned Summer" demo 2008 (obscure ambient material only - part III of the "Obscure Worship Chronicles"). *Tape through Winterreich records, limited to 25 copies with A4 poster "The Weeping Moon" MLP winter 2007 - winter 2008 *10" MLP through Obscure Abhorrence limited to 666 copies (2009) firt 150 on different colour *Tape through Winterreich records limited to 120 copies, special edition limited to 20 comes with bonus C10 tape "Blood for the Countess" containing early versions of the material.

*CD out through Obscure Abhorrence limited to 1000 first 100 as a digipack Split with EVIL (braz) - 2008 *CD through Hammer of Damnation *LP through Darker than Black Records out later *Tape through Hammer of Damnation 3 way split with Nihasa (gre) & Possession Ritual (ger) spring-summer 2008 *10" MLP through Zyklon B productions, 100 black vinyl, 50 yellow multi colour and 50 grey and white b colour. *A5 CD through Zyklon B productions *Tape through Night Bird Records "Path of the Old Lunar Cult Empire" split with Empire of Tharaphita (Fin) - 2007. *Vinyl version through Obscure Abhorrence with bonus tracks from both bands, limited to 666 copies, first 150 in different colour. "The Blood of the Ancients" full length album winter 2008 *CD through Dark Adversary Productions/Werewolf records *LP through Obscure Abhorrence limited to 666 copies, first 150 in different colour *Tape through Hammer of Damnation limited to 333 copies *Tape through Winterreich limited to 333 copies "Autumn Winds Enfold a Sea of Despair" split with Lone Suffer (jap) summer 2008 *10" MLP through Deathrash Armageddon limited to 300 "United by Iron Will" Split with Eternum (aust) spring 2008 *7" EP through Obscure Abhorrence limited to 1000 copies, first 200 in different colour with an embroided patch for each band Split with Sargeist (fin) spring 2008 *7" EP through Moribund limited to 500 "A Pact with Madness" full length album spring 2007-autumn 2009, this release will only ever be released on vinyl.

*LP through Obscure Abhorrence limited to 1000 copies, first 222 in different colour & with metal logo pin(out in 2009) "The Land of the Dead Sun" MCD/MLP recorded in finland march 2009 *MCD through Hammer of Hate limited to 1000 *10" MLP through Hammer of Hate limited to 500, first 100 on blue haze vinyl "Elixir of Rancid Dreams & Broken Memories" demo 2009 (obscure ambient material only - part IV of the "Obscure Worship Chronicles") *Tape through Winterreich limited to 66 "An Alignment of Dead Stars" full length album - Autumn 2009 *CD through Avantgarde Music, special edition limited to 300 copies with patch & photos from the past 10 years (each photo is unique, so no 2 copies will be the same). *12" DLP through Obscure Abhorrence limited to 500 copies, first 150 on coloured vinyl and with "Rise of the Black Serpent" as bonus material *Tape through Tour de Garde limited to 300 copies Split EP with Acherontas (gre) - Spring 2009 *7" EP through Zyklon B producitons *7" Pic EP through Zyklon B producitons "The Fading Rays of the Sun MLP/MCD - spring 2009 *MCD out through Obscure Abhorrence, normal CD edition and digipack edition (digi limited to 300) *10" MLP out through Obscure Abhorrence limited to 666, first 150 in purple vinyl *Tape out through Tour de Garde limited to 300 "Rise of the Black Serpent" demo spring 2009 - autumn 2010 *Tape out through Adverse Order Music limited to 200 "Catacombs of Blood" full length album, autumn - spring 2010 *CD out through Dark Adversary Productions *12" Vinyl LP out through Obscure Abhorrence limited to 500 copies, first 150 on coloured vinyl. *Tape out through Infinite Wisdom Productions limited to 100 "Moonflares" split with Circle of Ouroborus (fin) 2009-2010 *CD through Dark Adversary Productions limited to 500 *12" Vinyl LP through Obscure Abhorrence limited to 500 copies, first 100 on red/yellow vinyl "Sacrifice for the Darkness" compilation 2008 *CD through Dark Adversary Productions limited to 500 *12" vinyl LP through Obscure Abhorrence Productions limited to 500 copies, 400 copies on black vinyl, 50 copies on blue splatter vinyl, and 50 copies on blue splatter vinyl with a shirt). *Tape out through Versets Noirs limited to 100 copies (out later!) Split with Vampyric Blood (Fin) "Drowning in the Vampyric Sacrament of the Immortals" 2010-2011 *CD released by Seance Records limited to 1000 *12" vinyl LP (TBA) "Oceans of Eternity" full length album summer 2011 - autumn 2011 *CD through Dark Adversary Productions & Darker than Black *12" vinyl LP through Dark Adversary Productions limited to 300 *Tape out through Versets Noirs limited to 100 copies (out later!) "The Obscure Worship Chronicles (Parts 1-4)" compilation. *Tape out through Versets Noirs limited to 200 copies. "Diabolical Winter Spells" demo winter 2009 - winter 2012 *Tape out through Versets Noirs limited to 150 copies. *CD released through Dark Adversary Productions with "Rise of the Black Serpent" demo as a bonus, limited to 500 copies. *10" vinyl MLP through Obscure Abhorrence Productions limited to 666 copies (more info soon) "Dead Soul Requiem" EP 2009-2011 *EP released through Obscure Abhorrence Productions limited to 666 copies.

First 110 handnumbered on red vinyl with exclusive shirt and wooden box. "The Patron Saint of Filth & Mold" EP 2010-2011 *7" vinyl EP through Obscure Abhorrence Productions limited to 666 (more info soon!) "Lost Kingdoms of a Dark Age" MLP/MCD winter 2013 *MCD through Obscure Abhorrence Productions (more info soon) *10" vinyl MLP through Obscure Abhorrence Productions limited to 666 (more info soon).

The Darkness in my heart, mind and spirit. The cold wind stirring at night. The Last breath of a Fallen symbol of hope. Infinite Sorrow. The blood that surges through my veins. The ways of the old. War and Intolerance towards the feeble being. The Nocturnal Predator. Strength. Honour. The Cult of black Metal.

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