Origin: Norway
Genres: Black Metal
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Keep Of Kalessin  

One of a seemingly bottomless well of Norwegian metal bands, Keep Of Kalessin was formed in 1994, initially as Ildsjaer, and released two commendable old-school black metal albums in the late nineties. Agnen, the latter of those two albums, is pretty typical black metal fare, guitars and drums racing along with the standard vocal style intact. Certainly far from bad, but perhaps lacking a truely unique identity. The original lineup broke up in 2000, but leader Obsidian C was determined not to quit. He joined Satyricon as a touring guitarist, and in doing so was able to recruit legendary Satyricon drummer Frost to join a new version of KOK. Not only that, another big name in the black metal scene, Attila Csihar (Mayhem, Aborym) agreed to become the vocalist. This new all-star trio released an MCD, Reclaim, in 2003. Neither Frost nor Csihar are still in the band, but they continue, releasing Armada in 2006.

Current Members

Thebon (Torbjørn Schei)

vocals (Subliritum)

Obsidian C. (Arnt Grønbech)




Vyl (Vegard Larsen)

drums (Chton, Subliritum)

Former Members/Guests



Attila Csihar

vocals (Aborym, Mayhem)



Frost (Kjetil Haraldstad)

drums (1349, Gehenna, Gorgoroth, Ov Hell, Satyricon, Zyklon-B)


Through Times Of War 
1997 Avantgarde
  1. Through times of war
  2. Den siste krig
  3. As a shadow cast
  4. I choose to suffer
  5. Skygger av sorg
  6. Obliterator
  7. Nectarous Red - Itch
  • Ghash
  • Obsidian C.
  • Warach
  • Vyl

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Metal Observer 

Agnen: A Journey Through The Dark 
1999 Avantgarde
  1. Pain Humanised
  2. As mist lay silent beneath
  3. I deny
  4. Dryland
  5. Orb of man
  6. Dragonlord
  7. Towards I roam
  8. Agnen
  • Ghash
  • Obsidian C.
  • Warach
  • Vyl

Reviews:   Metal Observer 

(MCD) Reclaim 
2003 Facefront
  1. Traveller
  2. IX
  3. Come Damnation
  4. Obliterator
  5. Reclaim
  • Attila Csihar
  • Obsidian C.
  • Frost

2006 Tabu
  1. Surface
  2. Crown of the Kings
  3. The Black Uncharted
  4. Vengeance Rising
  5. Many are We
  6. Winged Watcher
  7. Into the Fire
  8. Deluge
  9. The Wealth of Darkness
  10. Armada
  • Thebon
  • Obsidian C.
  • Wizziac
  • Vyl

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 

2008 Nuclear Blast
  1. Origin
  2. A New Empire’s Birth
  3. Against The Gods
  4. The Rising Sun
  5. Warmonger
  6. Escape The Union
  7. The Mark Of Power
  8. Kolossus
  9. Ascendant
  • Thebon
  • Obsidian C.
  • Wizziac
  • Vyl

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Underground  Metal Observer 

2010 Nuclear Blast
  1. Dragon Iconography
  2. The Awakening
  3. Judgement
  4. The Dragontower
  5. Leaving The Mortal Flesh
  6. Dark As Moonless Night
  7. The Divine Land
  8. Reptilian Majesty

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 

(EP) Minimal 
2011 Indie


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