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Unholy

Unholy

Unholy
Unholy
Unholy
Uncompromising, mesmerising doom metal from Imatra. At some point guitarist Jarkko Toivonen kicked out his brother Ismo (guitar, keyboards, violin, etc.) out of the band because he chose to do his military service. "Only a slave is a soldier, and a slave can't be a member of Unholy", was the official explanation.

From their '93 debut album onwards, it has been evident that Unholy have set out to seek the harmony in dissonance. It's dead heavy metal frenzy - all about Celtic Frost, Black Sabbath, psychedelia, shamanism, mushrooms and gargantuan atmospheres.

After '94's monumental and overlooked "The Second Ring of Power" the band dissolved, disillusioned, and only re-emerged with one hell of an album in the form of "Rapture" after a two-year break during which Jarkko had taken off to concentrate on his sonic adventures with Tiermes (more about magic and mind expansion than music, or metal at any rate). '99's "Gracefallen" laid perhaps a tad too heavily on Veera Muhli's adequate but uneventful female vocals. Officially disbanded in March '02 after negotiations with a "famous" label went down the drain.

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CD FROM THE SHADOWS Lethal LRC 003 AUT 1993
CD FROM THE SHADOWS Avantgarde   ITA 1999
CD THE SECOND RING OF POWER Avantgarde AV 005 ITA 1994
CD RAPTURE Avantgarde AV 025 ITA 1998
CD GRACEFALLEN Avantgarde AV 036 ITA 1999



Upstate Rubbish

Upstate Rubbish Hard rock.  

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7" Little Bit Of Hate/Hard To Tell (ps) private UPST 001 FIN 1993



Urn

Urn Black metallers, background overlapping with Barathrum, keeping true to the spirit of '80s metal.  

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10"EP I AM YOUR NIGHTMARE Damnation D-14 HOL 1999