Origin: DeKalb, IL, USA
Genres: Black Metal
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Judas Iscariot  


Judas Iscariot was one of a handful of American black metal stalwarts during the 90's, and like seemingly every underground black metal band, was essentially one guy, in this case Akhenaten. The album reviewed here is the last full-length recorded by the band, 2002's To Embrace The Corpses Bleeding, which is a frenetic and very Norwegian-sounding old-school black metal effort, though apparently a bit different than the earlier recordings.

Current Members

Akhenaten (Andrew Jay Harris)

vocals/all instruments

Former Members/Guests

Kanwulf (Rene Wagner) (guest)

guitars

Lord Imperial (Neil Jameson) (guest)

bass (ex-Nachtmystium)

Jan Kapák (guest)

drums (ex-Master's Hammer)

Cryptic Winter (Duane Timlin) (guest)

drums (ex-Divine Empire, ex-Dying Fetus)

P.M. (Russ R. Givens) (guest)

drums (Absu, ex-Melechesh)


Discography



The Cold Earth Slept Below 
.
  1. Damned Below Judas
  2. Wrath
  3. Babylon
  4. The Cold Earth Slept Below
  5. Midnight Frost
  6. Ye Blessed Creatures
  7. Reign
  8. Fidelity
  9. Nietzsche
  • Akhenaten




Thy Dying Light 
1996 Moribund
  1. But Eternals Beheld His Vast Forests...
  2. His Eternal Life, like a Dream Was Obliterated...
  3. Helpless It Lay, like a Worm in His Frozen Track...
  4. Behold, Our Race of Unstoppable Genius...
  5. From His Woven Darkness Above...
  6. Writhing upon the Wind of Mystic Philosophy and Dreams...
  7. They Saw His Pale Visage Emerge from the Darkness...
  8. Thy Dying Light and Desolate Darkness...
  9. Arise, My Lord of Infernal Wisdom...
  • Akhenaten




(EP) Arise, My Lord 
.
  1. The Wind Stands Silent
  2. The Black Clouds Roll Under the Parapet of the Sky
  • Akhenaten




Of Great Eternity 
1997 Elegy
  1. ...the Heavens Drop with Human Gore...
  2. ...I Filled with Woes the Passing Wind...
  3. ...Then Mourns the Wanderer...
  4. ...for the Last Judgement Draweth Nigh...
  5. ...Calls to Heaven for Human Blood...
  6. ...Our Sons Shall Rule the Empire of the Sea...
  • Akhenaten




Distant in Solitary Night 
1999 Moribund
  1. The Wind Stands Silent
  2. Where the Winter Beats Incessant
  3. The Black Clouds Roll Under the Parapet of the Sky
  4. The Clear Moon, and the Glory of the Darkness
  5. To the Black Tower of Victory
  6. In the Bliss of the Eternal Valleys of Hate
  7. Portions of Eternity Too Great for the Eye of Man
  • Akhenaten

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



Heaven In Flames 
1999 Red Stream
  1. An Eternal Kingdom of Fire
  2. Gaze upon Heaven in Flames
  3. Eternal Bliss... Eternal Death
  4. Before a Circle of Darkness
  5. From Hateful Visions
  6. Spill the Blood of the Lamb
  7. An Ancient Starry Sky
  • Akhenaten
  • Cryptic Winter




From Hateful Visions  COMPILATION
.
  1. An Eternal Kingdom of Fire
  2. Gaze upon Heaven in Flames
  3. Eternal Bliss... Eternal Death
  4. Before a Circle of Darkness
  5. From Hateful Visions
  6. Spill the Blood of the Lamb
  7. An Ancient Starry Sky
  8. Descent to the Abyss
  9. Benevolent Whore, Dethroned for Eternity
  10. Journey Through Visions of War
  11. March upon a Mighty Throne
  12. Spill the Blood of the Lamb (Special Blitzkieg version)
  13. To the Black Tower of Victory
  14. In the Bliss of the Eternal Valleys of Hate




(EP) Dethroned, Conquered And Forgotten 
2000
  1. Descent to the Abyss
  2. Benevolent Whore, Dethroned for Eternity
  3. Journey Through Visions of War
  4. March upon a Mighty Throne
  5. Spill the Blood of the Lamb (Special Blitzkrieg version)
  • Akhenaten
  • Cryptic Winter




Under The Black Sun  LIVE
.
  1. Babylon in Ruin
  2. The Black Clouds Roll Under the Parapet of the Sky
  3. ...The Heavens Drop with Human Gore...
  4. Spill the Blood of the Lamb
  5. Karmageddon (Nargaroth cover)
  6. Black Eternal Winds
  • Akhenaten
  • Kanwulf
  • Lord Imperial
  • Jan Kapák




(EP) March Of The Apocalypse 
2002
  1. Armageddon
  2. Extinction
  • Akhenaten




To Embrace The Corpses Bleeding 
2002 Red Stream
  1. I Awoke to a Night of Pain and Carnage
  2. Bathed in Clouds of Blood
  3. Terror from the Eastern Sky
  4. Where Eagles Cry and Vultures Laugh
  5. In the Valley of Death, I Am Their King
  6. With Lust and Murder for Our Drink
  7. Behold the Lamb of God Descending
  8. Spectral Dance of the Macabre
  9. The Dead Burst Forth from Their Tombs
  • Akhenaten
  • Cryptic Winter

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



(EP) Moonlight Butchery 
2002 No Colours
  1. Moonlight Butchery
  2. Death's Hammer
  3. Benevolence Crucified
  4. Conjuring Hell's Fire
  • Akhenaten
  • Cryptic Winter
  • P.M.




(EP) Midnight Frost (To Rest With Eternity) 
2003
  1. Intro
  2. Wrath
  3. Reign
  4. Midnight Frost
  5. Ye Blessed Creatures
  • Akhenaten
  • Cryptic Winter


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