Tag Archives: black metal



SODOM (1982–PRESENT). Angel Ripper (vocals/bass), Aggressor (guitar/vocals, replaced by Grave Violator, Destructor, then Blackfire, others, Bernemann) Witchhunter (drums/vocals, replaced by Atomic Steif, others, now Bobby Schottkowski). Sodom are a German thrash band that heavily influenced the German black metal scene and are among the hardest-hitting bands in that genre. The band started in 1982 with original guitarist Aggressor, who left before recording the first album, the thrash classic Read more [...]


SEPULTURA (1984–PRESENT). Wagner Lamounier (vocals, replaced by Max Cavalera), Max Cavalera (guitar), Jairo Guides (guitar, replaced by Andreas Kisser), Paolo Jr. (bass), Igor Cavalera (drums). When metal historians talk about the “big four” thrash metal bands (Anthrax, Slayer, Metallica, and Megadeth), some change it to the “big five” including the Brazilian band Sepultura as well. Formed in Brazil in 1984, an early lineup contained vocalist Wagner Lamounier, who later went on to front Read more [...]


SATAN (1979–87). Trevor Robinson (vocals, replaced by Ian Swift, Lou Taylor, then Michael Jackson), Steve Ramsey (guitar), Russ Tippins (guitar), Graeme English (bass), Andey Reed (drums, replaced by Sean Taylor). Satan were a British New Wave of heavy metal band, who eventually evolved into the band Pariah and also had connections to the classic NWOHM band, not to be confused with the object of worship for many in the black metal scene. The band had a hard time keeping a consistent vocalist; Read more [...]


SARCÓFAGO. Antichrist (vocals), Fabio Jhasko (guitar), Zeber (guitar), Gerald Minelli (bass), Eduardo (drums, later Joker, then Lucio Olliver). Sarcófago (translated into English as sarcophagus) were a Brazilian black metal band that primarily played during the late eighties and early nineties. At a time when many Brazilian bands were becoming more political in response to the military junta that ruled the country at the time, Sarcófago went in a darker and more ominous direction, combining Read more [...]