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ALGHAZANTH is a four piece band that performs majestic and melodic Black Metal but still manages to capture gloom and aggression in their art as well. The band came to life in the autumn of 1995 and took its first steps as a duo. Soon things changed as ALGHAZANTH started gaining some flesh around its bones in the form a full line-up. The band name was given to Gorath Moonthorn in a dream.
In late 1996, the band's first demotape was recorded. It was a 4-tracker recording and therefore somewhat messy soundwise. The follow-up was recorded in a shitty studio in May 1997 and had a slightly better production than the first release. A trilogy was fulfilled in November 1997 when ALGHAZANTH recorded a promotional tape which demonstrated the band's skill to progress on every possible field. This release was sent to some labels and Woodcut Records turned out to be the one most interested in ALGHAZANTH.
The debut album, "Thy aeons envenomed sanity", was recorded in June 1998 in the more or less legendary Tico Tico -studio. Due to several delaying factors, the album wasn't released until the end of 1999.
The second full-length assault, "Subliminal Antenora", came into existence after some major line-up changes. ALGHAZANTH entered the studio facilities with a new vocalist, Nebiros, in May 2000 and reached a bit more aggressive dimension in their music.
In July 2001, "Osiris-Typhon unmasked" was materialized in the same studio as its predecessor. On this third album, ALGHAZANTH finally proved to be worth noticing and received highly positive - even praising - reviews.
A while after the recording sessions, time came for Veilroth, the other founding member, to depart from ALGHAZANTH.
After various adjustments with the line-up, ALGHAZANTH finally reached its current shape and became ready to conceive the fourth album, "The Polarity axiom". In the end of November 2003, the final mixings of the album were finished and the assault was finally materialized.
In June 2007 the band entered the studio with Mikko to record their latest album. In August, they released the following statement, "The recordings of Alghazanth's fifth full-length offering are proceeding slowly but steadily. The synths are yet to be recorded but otherwise everything else has been captured and materialized. Immediately after we get the synth tracks done we'll get down to business with the mixing of the album. More updates on that will follow so keep your eyes open and your ears alert."
Mikko joined the band in January 2006.
Alghazanth's fifth full-length album, and Mikko's first, has been released in Scandinavia by Woodcut Records as of February 2008 named Wreath of Thevetat. Rest of the world release was 6th June 2008.
The band did a mini tour of Finland in March 2008.