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Style of Tiamat Style: Black Metal Progressive Death Me Black / Death Metal Black metal Death atmospheric black Melodic Black Metal Death / Doom Metal black-grind raw black atmospheric black Power / Progressive trash metal war black avantgarde death; sympho black black progressive rock Black Metal Black Metal / Pagan Metal Melodic Death Metal Black / Death Melodic Doom Death Metal Progressive Metal Black Metal / Death Metal Black Metal Melodic Metal Power Metal Black Metal Heavy Metal Sympho Black Metal Black Metal Black Metal Viking BlackThrash Metal Black / Death Metal Celtic Pagan Black Metal Black Metal Brutal Death / Black Metal Black Metal Black Metal Black / Thrash Metal Black / Doom / Death Metal Hardcore Heavy Metal Black Metal Black / Doom / Gothic metal Black Metal Black metal Speed / Power / Heavy Metal Black / Thrash Metal Black / Death Metal Black / Death Metal Grindcore / Death Black / Death Metal Thrash Metal Black Metal Death Metal Progressive Black Metal Power Metal Doom / Gothic / Progressive Brutal Death Metal Death Metal Death / Grind Black Metal Death Metal Melodic Death Metal Heavy / Power Metalcore Ambient Black Pagan Metal Progressive Metal Brutal Death / Gore Metal Black Metal Melodic Black Metal doom Doom / Stoner Metal Black / Death Metal Blues / Heavy Metal Black Metal Gothic Metal folk metal Black Technical death / grind Sympho Black Progressive Death Melodic death Black Black Thrash Black Metal Black Melodic Death Melodic Death Gothic Metal Black Metal Black Metal Grindcore Melodic Death Metal Hard Rock Death Black Death Black Melodic Death / Folk Metal Sympho Black Metal Heavy, Power Gore Death Metal Black Metal Avantgarde Doom Black / Thrash Metal Progressive Metal Power Viking Metal Melodic Black / Death Metal Black Heroic-Folk-Metal Black / viking metal Funeral Doom Heavy / Black / Death Doom Thrash Symphonic Death / Black Metal Heavy Power metal Viking Death / Industrial Folk / Black Metal fast black Anglo-Saxon pagan-black Sympho Power Metal Black / Doom Metal Power Black Metal Black Metal Power / Speed Metal Black Metal Industrial / Death / Grindcore Black Metal Black Metal Progressive Metal / Rock Heavy / Trash Doom / Sympho Black Metal Death / Grind Nu Metal heavy / power metal Brutal Death Metal Pagan Black Metal Power Heavy Black Metal Brutal Death Metal Brutal death metal Brutal Death Power / Thrash Metal Melodic Black Death / Black Death / Black Metal Black / Death Metal Grindcore / Death Folk Metal Melodic Death Metal Heavy Gothic Rock / Doom Metal Black Metal Heavy Symphonic progressive rock Melodic Death Metal Power / Progressive Death Metal Doom / Death / Suicide Rock Symphonic progressive rock Heavy / Black Hard Rock Progressive Power Metal Thrash Metal Hard `n` Heavy Gothic / Doom Metal Gothic Gothic Gothic Metal Groove metal / Metalcore Hard Rock Black Metal Sympho Black Metal Progressive Rock / Metal Death / Thrash Metal Black Metal Heavy / Thrash / Industrial AOR Ebmient / Industrial Death Metal Black Metal Thrash / Death / Grind Metal Black / Gothic Metal Harsh Grind / Death Thrash Metal Atmospheric Dark Metal Melodic Death / Gothic Black Metal Melodic Black Metal Progressive / Neoclassical Folk / Celtic Metal Heavy Metal Melodic Death Metal Industrial Power Metal Black Metal Thrash / Speed Metal Black / Doom / Thrash Metal Melodic Death / Black Metal Black Metal Viking / Folk Metal Grind-Noise Black / Folk Metal Gothic Doom Death Doom-Death Black Metal Death Metal ambient / darkwave / gothic Heavy metal Death / Doom / Gothic Doom Gothic Metal Thrash Black Black Metal Death / Melodic Black Metal Grindcore / Brutal Death Black Black Black / Grind / Death / Trash death metal Death Death / Thrash Power metal Sympho black-death / dark Black Thrash Metal melodic death Progressive Death / Doom Raw Black Metal Doom Death Heavy Industrial Metal Thrashcore Doom Melodic Metal Progressive / Hard-rock Doom Heavy / Power Industrial Heavy Metal Doom Power / Progressive Black Symphonic Power Metal Black / Death Heavy Doom Death Techno Death Black Hard Rock Heavy / Hard rock Death Thrash / Death Metal Funeral doom Heavy / Power Heavy Death Pagan Metal Thrash Nu Thrash Death Thrash Power Melodic Black Metal Power Black Punk rock Atmospheric pagan black Nu Folk Thrash Gothic / Doom Melodic Death / Post-Thrash Metal Black / Industrial Gothic / Industrial / Doom Death Metal / Symphonic Folk / Black Gothic / Hard rock
Year of birth of Tiamat Year of birth: 1989
Country of Tiamat Country: Sweden

Biography of Band

Without a doubt ,TIAMAT are one of Europe's most important and successful Gothic Metal bands. Their name is not only mentioned in one breath with bands like Type O Negative and Paradise Lost, but also decked out the programme of almost every festival of this genre: Grasspop, Dynamo, With Full Force or Wacken Open Air. TIAMAT toured the USA with Black Sabbath and Mot�ad and guaranteed packed venues during their headlining-tours throughout Europe.

With Judas Christ they're proving that the band (centred around vocalist/guitarist Johan Edlund) are perpetually innovative and forward-thinking. On Judas Christ, the Scandinavians reveal their true strengths yet another time, allowing muted keyboards to blend perfectly next to harsh guitars, tying together melancholic distance with rhythmic advances, magnificently staging Edlund's ice-cool voice.

Judas Christ does not only offer the typical TIAMAT-compositions in the vein of "The Return Of The Son Of Nothing" and "So Much For Suicide", but also continuing experimental structures like the deeply atmospheric "Fireflower". On top of it, songs like "Angel Holograms" or "Love Is As Good As Soma" with their driving pace can easily be placed in similar stylistic regions like Sisters Of Mercy. For the first time in their history TIAMAT address limitless positive, life- and love-affirming topics: "Vote For Love" is probably the straightest and - in a positive sense - most commercial song the Scandinavians have ever composed. For a very good reason: "I'm no more young and inexperienced enough not to be touched by what happens in the world right now", explains Edlund. "It definitely made me think about my past and which memory people should keep in mind about me in case I suddenly die. I do not want to be the type of guy who is just spreading a sad and gloomy mood." The matter of finding an ideal sound was crucial to the new material, and thus was entrusted into only the most competent of hands: The new songs were produced by producer/engineer Lars Nissen in Copenhagen's Puk Recording Studio. One quick look into the ancestral halls of Puk Studio shows the caliber of their clientele: Elton John and George Michael recorded there, but above all two of TIAMAT's personal favourites: Sisters Of Mercy worked at Puk Studio on their landmark album Vision Thing, as well as Depeche Mode's Music For The Masses. Nissen is part of the elite circle of freelance-producers who are regularly present in that studio and has an excellent reputation far across the borders of Denmark. Nissen and Edlund have been in touch for the first time last year when the TIAMAT-boss did his solo project Lucyfire, with Nissen handling the final mix of their debut album.

To answer the inevitable question about the album title Judas Christ: Is it a pseudo-philosophical term? Actually, no. "Of course the title is meant to be an eye-catcher", Edlund confesses. "Judas Christ is rather a statement against the hypocrisy of the Christian church. If Jesus would be alive he would still see Judas as his brother, yet this title provokes today's Christians. For me it's like fighting them with their own weapons." During their history TIAMAT experienced a successive metamorphosis from feral black metal to a sound-cosmos embracing more open influences. In the beginning of the Nineties their debut-album Sumerian Cry nonetheless received favorable critical responses, but their second album The Astral Sleep already showed a good amount of development. By their third release, Clouds, the band had already unveiled early signs of what was to come. Their commercial success was almost inevitable: With 1994's Wildhoney, TIAMAT presented a true masterpiece which developed into their record label's best-selling album. The press was raving about their magnificent sonic trips in the style of Pink Floyd and attested that the band has recorded an epic classic which you could classify as "atmospheric space-romance" (quote). Two and a half years later the follow-up A Deeper Kind Of Slumber revealed a less rigid and inspired TIAMAT in a more brooding state of mind, playing numerous headlining shows in the following year. With his move to Dortmund, Germany, Edlund finally found an escape from his inner darkness. While the previous albums often dealt with a paranoid state of feelings their 1999 album Skeleton Skeletron worried more about concrete topics and the communicative exchange between people. Edlund: "Wildhoney and A Deeper Kind Of Slumber were way more dreamy whereas Skeleton Skeletron is telling the truth behind all those stories." With Judas Christ they have taken another confident step further, dealing with more universal topics wrapped in an accessible corset of sound. The times of pure bitterness are over, TIAMAT in the year 2002 are dedicated to exploring the intricacies of interpersonal life and making positive comments along the way.

Members of Tiamat

Current Members:
Johan Edlund (Hellslaughter). Role: Vocals, guitars
Thomas Petersson. Role: Guitars
Anders Iwers. Role: Bass
Lars Sköld. Role: Drums
Passed Members:
Niklas Ekstrand. Period: 1990 - 1994. Role: Drums
Johnny Hagel. Period: 1992 - 1996. Role: Bass
Kenneth Roos. Period: 1992 - 1994. Role: Keyboards
Jorgen Thullberg. Period: 1988 - 1992. Role: bass


Demo: A Winter Shadow (1990) Tracklist.
CD: Sumerian Cry (1990) Tracklist.
CD: The Astral Sleep (1991) Studio: Century Media Records. Tracklist.
CD: Clouds (1992) Studio: Century Media Records. Tracklist.
CD: The Sleeping Beauty (1993) Studio: Century Media Records. Tracklist.
CD: Wildhoney (1994) Studio: Century Media Records. Tracklist.
EP: Gaia (1995) Studio: Century Media Records. Tracklist.
Compilation: The Music History of Tiamat (1995) Studio: Century Media Records. Tracklist.
EP: Cold Seed (1997) Studio: Century Media Records. Tracklist.
CD: A Deeper Kind of Slumber (1997) Studio: Century Media Records. Tracklist.
EP: For Her Pleasure (1999) Studio: Century Media Records. Tracklist.
Single: Brighter than the Sun (1999) Studio: Century Media Records. Tracklist.
CD: Skeleton Skeletron (1999) Studio: Century Media Records. Tracklist.
CD: Judas Christ (2002) Studio: Century Media Records. Tracklist.
Single: Vote for Love (2002) Studio: Century Media Records. Tracklist.
CD: Prey (2003) Studio: Century Media Records. Tracklist.
Single: Cain (2003) Studio: Century Media Records. Tracklist.

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