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“Iconografic (Your Eye) (Demo 1994)”
“Iconografic II (The Eye of Superior Knowledge) (Demo 1995)”
“Iconografic III (The Antropomorphic Image) (Demo 1996)”
“From the Moldavian Ecclesiastic Throne (Full-length 1997)”
“A Perennial Spleen / Iconografic & Apotropaic (Split with Dies Irae 1997)”
“Sublime (Full-length 1998)”
“Aura (Full-length 2002)”
“Hell & Heaven (EP 2006)”

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Band(s) Alike / Related: Bucium (RO)

Origins & Connections: band comes from Romania

Activity Periods & Styles: active since 1993 and plays gothic-doom with archaic themes. The band released a few demos, 2 full length albums and a split until 1998. Around 2000 some important member changes put the band on-hold. The year 2002 was a come back year for the band by releasing a new album and also the year when two members moved to Portugal: the band leader Castor (Costel Lapusneanu) and later also his brother Gelu (Eugen Lapusneanu). Again a period of inactivity until 2005/2006 when an EP was released with members from Portugal. In 2011 the band played live at OST Mountain Festival.

Best Musical Skills: vocals and keyboards

Short Bio & Review: GOD is one of the oldest and most appreciated metal band from Romania. It was created in 1992 – 1993 (first under the name VOMA) by Lapusneanu brothers, Constel and Eugen. In 1994, 1995 and 1996 they released 3 demos ‘Iconografic I, II, III’ and had a lot of live activity and won at numerous festivals for their live performance. At that time in their music they incorporated a violin. In 1997 the first full length was released ‘From the Moldavian Ecclesiastic Throne’ a great underground album that gave the band also European recognition. ‘Sublime’ was released in 1998, the music style changed a bit towards a lighter metal approach but still a great success. Then followed a period of uncertainty, with members departing or moving in Portugal. ‘Aura’ was released during these uncertain times, and until 2005 – 2006 (with the release of ‘Heaven and Hell (EP)’ the band had little activity. To note that since then the band plays from time to time live. In 2011 they were playing at OST Mountain Festival, Busteni, Romania.

Additional Info: To note that Castor (Costel Lapusneanu) runs a tatoo studio. GOD’s musical themes contains also Christian (orthodox) elements.

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Prohod (RO)

Prohod (RO)


“Hotarul Imbrelor” 2013 (CD-R lim. 100)Official Page:

Band(s) Alike / Related: GOD (RO), Sorgnatt (RO)

Origins & Connections: Band from Sibiu, Romania. Some members play also in Warchant band.

Activity Periods & Styles: Band formed in 2012 and plays atmospheric death-black with Romanian archaic touch created by flute and violin.

Best Musical Skills: composition & guitars

Short Bio & Review: The debut album Hotarul Imbrelor reveals an interesting and complex atmosphere. Although the composition and interestingness goes well with the concept, the band does have potential also for live events hopefully they will find an adequate drummer.

Additional Info: Released by Totemic Forest, artwork by Kogaion Art.

Ancient Beliefs Band Rating: 9 /10

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Sorgnatt (RO)

“Solitude Before Suicide (Demo ’05)”
“Stillness (Demo 2010)”
“One Path To Follow 7” vinyl +DVD (EP 2013)”
“Stillness (Full-length Tape 2013)”
“Follow Solitude” (Comp. 2014 Digital)
“Up The Mountain Shadow” (Single 2018 Digital)
“I Failed At Life” (Cass. Demo 2018)

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Band(s) Alike / Related: Kistvaen (RO)

Origins & Connections: comes from Romania

Activity Periods & Styles: since 2005 plays depressive, suicidal and ambient black metal, probably the first band in Romania to play this style.

Best Musical Skills: atmosphere

Short Bio & Review: Sorgnatt is a music project from Sibiu, released a demo and an online for free streaming EP (no vocals). The theme around the music is misanthropy and also has some traditional folk influences.

Additional Info: the project members are or were also involved in other projects.

Ancient Beliefs Band Rating: 9/10

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