Artist

Belphegor

Formed by guitarist/screamer Helmuth in 1990, Austrian death/black metal band Belphegor quickly made inroads in their homeland, but had to wait nearly a decade before their efforts crossed borders and were released internationally.

Also featuring guitarist Sigurd, bassist Marius, and a revolving drum stool policy, the band's overtly satanic, European-style black metal isn't exactly groundbreaking but very competently executed nonetheless. Following a set of demos circulated in the obligatory CD-trading extreme metal underground, the group unleashed their 1995 debut, The Last Supper, through Lethal Records. It was later reissued by World War III Records with six bonus tracks (some from their rare 1994 Obscure and Deep EP) and was followed by 1997's Blutsabbath, 2000's Necrodaemon Terrorsathan, 2003's Lucifer Incestus, 2005's Goatreich-Fleshcult, and 2006's Pestapokalypse VI. ~ Eduardo Rivadavia, Rovi