Teratism (2001-present): a Black Metal band from Hopkins, Minnesota, USA.
lapping on face paint, spikes, leather and assuming the ominous names of Lord Ornias (vocals), Diabolus Erysichthon (guitar), Flesh Harrower (drums) and Azaethron (bass), Teratism adopted atmospheric backdrops of music and Gregorian overdubbing into their basic old-school black metal music, ala Emperor and the like. Adding Tyrannus Vermis (Real Name: Nicholas Kulczycki; lead guitar), the rest of the band would now assume the new monikers of Wrath (vocals), Murder (guitar), Desekrator (guitar), Scorn (bass) and Void (drums). The double peddling, wailing guitars and raspy vocals would commence on their self-titled debut release published in 2001. That demo album was followed-up with the Ex Infernus demo in 2002, and Invocatum Furae Diabolus in the summer of 2002.
By the time their Blessing Of Death was released in 2004, the line-up had shifted to see the departure of Azaethron, and the inclusion of Umbriskus (guitar) and Jergmingand (bass). For the album's part, it featured standard old school black metal along with a killer version of Kreator's Tormentor as a bonus track. In 2005 JenoSide (Real Name: Alex Michelson) took over the bass slot for their feature on the Destroyers From The Western Skies compilation; he would be gone within the year for Gilles de Rais (Real Name: Timothy Bartlett).
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In 2008 Teratism would release a joint venture with Lugubre titled Templi Omnium Hominum Pacis Abhas. Pure Unadulterated Hate full length album also came in 2008 featuring new members Void (Real Name: Nick Junkersfeld; drums) and Desekrator (Real Name: Corey Jones; guitars). Via Negativa (2010) would follow, along with La Bas (2013); the second featuring Domitian on guitars. Defiler (Real Name: Kevin Elrod) would assume drums in 2013.
Footnote: Not to be confused with the USA death metal band of the same name.
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