Carpathian Forest Biography, Discography.

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Style: Black Metal
Year of birth: 1990
Country: Norway
Views: 9255. Updated: 29 January, 2005 by Project Moderators

Biography of Band

Carpathian Forest needs no introduction; the Cult status surrounding this band in the True underground black metal scene since years is among the highest; despite a handful of releases in nearly 10 years of existence Carpathian Forest is one of the few living legends in a scene overcrowded by trendies and newcomers who have lately jumped on the black metal wagon. Emerged at first with the legendary demo tape 'Bloodlust & Perversion' (1992), when black metal was still unknown by the big mass and a music to fear, they received sudden enthusiastic responses from the whole underground. Their obsessive, morbid and grim sound has always been a firm trademark, and their key to the path of darkness. In 1993 the band released a second demo 'Journey through the cold moors of Svarttjern', showing also a new approach to atmospheric, but still glacial tunes. These tapes quickly became cult items in the whole underground tape traders network. One year later, the mighty Forest signed to Avantgarde Music and recorded their first mini album, the black metal classic 'Through chasm, caves and titan woods' (1995). This release placed C.F. straight up on the black metal elite's throne; the mCD/mLP was worldwide acclaimed and increased the cult status of this obscure duo. Then in 1998 Carpathian Forest came back with a release that hit the masses like a fist in the face. After three years spent in a mystical silence, the gods of true black metal came back with their long awaited full length album titled 'Black shining leather', an incredible follow up to their legendary previous releases. All the feedback that they received has probably pushed the band to create a new opus, 'Strange Old Brew' (produced by Terje Refsnes in Sound Suite studios), and a new one is yet to come - 'Morbid Fascination Of Death' - a second piece in this 2-set concept. Still though, there has been some changes within the band; Nordavind has left the band (no fuss about him leaving, it was a mutual agreement), and there is a new guest drummer - A. Kobro (from ... In The Woods). Also helping out is Tchort (ex-Emperor, ex-Satyricon, Blood Red Throne etc.) on guitar and now Vrangsinn (of World Destroyer) has taken over the duties of bassist and synth programmer Nordavind. But fear not (or perhaps you should!), Carpathian Forest are still as incredible as they've always been (if not even better)! There's a reason for the album 'Black Shining Leather' being a top seller at Avantgarde Music for 2 years, and something tells me that it will continue with their new album! (Unofficial CF Forest).

Members of Carpathian Forest

Current Members:
Anders Kobro. In Band at: 2000 - . Role: Drums
Side projects: Blood Red Throne, Chain Collector, Green Carnation, In The Woods..., Java Junkies, Scariot, Opus Forgotten
Roger Rasmussen (R. Nattefrost) (Founder). In Band at: 1990 - . Role: Vocals, guitars, synths
Side projects: Aborym, Bloodline, Nattefrost, World Destroyer, Taake, Aura Noir, Grimm, Helvete, Disiplin, Green Carnation, Naer Mataron
Terje Vik Shei (Tchort). In Band at: 2000 - . Role: Guitars, Bass
Side projects: Blood Red Throne, Einherjer, Emperor, Green Carnation, Saducismus Triumphatus, Satyricon, Servants Of The Realm
Vrangsinn. In Band at: 2000 - . Role: Bass, Synths, Vocals
Side projects: Hatepulse, World Destroyer, Nattefrost, Dingir Xul
G?ran Bomann. Role: Guitars
Side projects: Apostasy, Opus Forgotten, Chain Collector
Past Members:
Grimm (Guest). Role: Bass on Bloodlust And Perversion
Side projects: Grimm
Lars Nedland (Lazare) (Guest). Role: Drums, Keyboards on Black Shining Leather
Side projects: Osmegin, Borknagar, Boh, Darling Divine, Grail, Solefald
J. Nordavind (Founder). Period: 1990 - 2000. Role: Guitars, Synths, Vocals
Side projects: Nattefrost, Grimm, Taake
Damnatus (Guest). Role: Bass on Bloodlust And Perversion
Side projects: Grimm
Lord Blackmangler (Guest). Role: Drums on Bloodlust And Perversion
John Martin Haarr (Guest). Role: Bass on Through Chasm, Caves And Titan Woods
Side projects: Sea Of Dreams
Svein Harald Kleppe (Guest). Role: Drums on Through Chasm, Caves And Titan Woods
Side projects: Castaway, Sea Of Dreams
Motorsen (Guest). Role: Saxophone on Strange Old Brew, Morbid fascination Of Death
Nina Hex (Guest). Role: Vocals on Strange Old Brew, Morbid fascination Of Death
C. Alucard (Guest). Role: Vocals on Morbid Fascination Of Death
Eivind Kulde (Guest). Role: Vocals on Strange Old Brew, Morbid fascination Of Death
Side projects: Hatepulse, World Destroyer, Nattefrost
?rjan Stedjeberg (Ulvhedin H?st) (Guest). Role: Live Vocals
Side projects: Taake, Ragnarok, Ofryskje


Demo: Bloodlust And Perversion (1992) Tracklist.
Comment: Original version is only available as tape. Re-released on CD with bonus tracks.
Demo: Rehearsal Tape (1992) Tracklist.
EP: In These Trees Are My Gallows (1993) Tracklist.
Demo: Journey Through The Cold Moors Of Svarttjern (1993) Tracklist.
Comment: The original version is only available on cassette tape. It was re-released as a
bonus on the Bloodlust And Perversion CD.
EP: Through Chasm, Caves And Titan Woods (1995) Tracklist.
Comment: Now released under Perverted Taste as Double-Gatefold EP (limited to 500 copies).
Compilation: Bloodlust and Perversion (1997) Tracklist.
Comment: This CD is a compilation of the band's three demo`s.
CD: Black Shining Leather (1998) Tracklist.
Lineup: R. Nattefrost - Vocals, Guitars, J. Nordavind - Backing vocals, Guitars, Lazare - Drums
Comment: Also available on limited edition digipack (track 11 is only available on this version) and on limited edition 12 inch PicLP.
EP: He`s turning blue (1999) Tracklist.
CD: Strange Old Brew (2000) Tracklist.
Comment: Theme From Nekromantikk" is taken from the soundtrack of "NEKRomantik", a gore movie directed by Jorg Buttgereit.
EP: Carpathian Forest (2000) Tracklist.
Comment: Limited to 1000 copies.
CD: Morbid Fascination Of Death (2001) Tracklist.
Compilation: We`re Going To Hell For This - Over A Decade Of Perversions (2002) Tracklist.
CD: Defending the Throne of Evil (2003) Tracklist.
DVD: We`re Going To Hollywood For This (2004) Tracklist.
Comment: 1 - 19: live
20 and 21: Bonus video
22 - 24: Bonus audio
One With The Earth is recorded at Proxima, Warsaw.
Compilation: Skjend Hans Lik (2004) Tracklist.
Comment: Limited to 999 copies, digipack format.

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