Origin: Greece
Genres: Black Metal
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Astarte was a Greek black metal band who happened to be all female (well, almost -- the band is a female trio with a session male drummer). Their early material was old-school black metal by the numbers, as they sound much more Norwegian than Greek and the tortured vocals of Tristessa and/or Kinthia certainly don't sound like typical female vocals, instead harkening to any number of traditional male black vocals. The band released three albums with a stable lineup, followed by a split, with Tristessa going it alone with a new lineup, releasing albums in 2004 and 2007. By the time of Tristessa's unfortunate passing in 2014 the lineup had mutated several times, and the remaining members decided to rename themselves as Lloth, which in fact was the name of the pre-Astarte band founded by Tristessa.

Current Members

Tristessa (Maria Kolokouri)

bass/vocals RIP: August 9, 2014, leukemia





Former Members/Guests





Psychoslaugher (guest)


Ivar (guest)

drums (ex-Malisha)


Doomed Dark Years 
1998 Black Lotus
  1. Passage to Eternity (Prelude)
  2. Voyage to Eternal Life
  3. Thorns Of Charon (pt.1)-Astarte's Call
  4. Doomed Dark Years
  5. Thorns Of Charon (pt.2)-Emerge from Hades
  6. Thorns Of Charon (pt.3)- Pathway to Unlight
  7. Empress Of The Shadow land
  8. The Rise Of Metropolis
  • Tristessa
  • Nemesis
  • Kinthia
  • Psychoslaugher

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos 

Rise From Within 
2000 Black Lotus
  1. Furious Animosity
  2. Rise From Within I (Mystical Provocation)
  3. Rise From Within II (Selenium Erring)
  4. Naked Hands
  5. Genesis
  6. Liquid Myth
  7. Non Existent Equilibrium
  8. Rise From Within III
  9. Risen From Within
  • Tristessa
  • Nemesis
  • Kinthia
  • Psychoslaugher

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal 

Quod Superius Inferius 
2002 Black Lotus
  1. Reign Unforld
  2. Inflamed Paradox
  3. Oblivious Darkness
  4. Deep Down the cosmos
  5. Astarte
  6. Incarnate Legend of the Mummy Queen
  7. In Velvet Slumber
  8. Sickness
  9. Quod Superius Sicut Inferius
  10. Crossing the Wounded Mirror of Death
  • Tristessa
  • Nemesis
  • Kinthia
  • Psychoslaugher

2004 Avantgarde
  1. Circles (Outbreak)
  2. Black Mighty Gods
  3. Lloth
  4. Bitterness of Mortality (MecomaN)
  5. Deviate
  6. Oceanus Procellarum (Liquid Tomb)
  7. The Ring (of sorrow)
  8. Twist, Nail, Torture
  9. Sirens
  10. Underwater Persephone
  • Tristessa
  • Hybris
  • Katharsis
  • Ivar

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 

2007 Avantgarde
  1. Mutter
  2. God I Hate them All
  3. Lost
  4. Whispers of Chaos
  5. Demonized
  6. Lycon
  7. Queen of the Damned
  8. Heart of Flames
  9. God Among Men
  10. Everlast
  11. Black At Heart
  12. Black Star
  13. Princess of the Dawn
  14. Everlast II (Phoenix Rising)
  • Tristessa
  • Hybris
  • Katharsis

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 


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