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Birmingham, United Kingdom (1998 – present)

Anaal Nathrakh was created for one purpose - to be the soundtrack for Armageddon, the audial essence of evil, hatred and violence, the true spirit of necro taken to its musical extremes.

Since being founded in Birmingham in 1998, the band has gained a reputation for embodying precisely these things, with a history including not only the release of seven albums and an EP to rapturous acclaim, but collaborations with such legendary figures as Attila Csihar (Mayhem), Shane Embury and Danny Herrera (Napalm Death), Nick Barker (Testament, Dimmu Borgir), Joe Horvath (Circle of Dead Children), Sethlans Teitan (Watain) and so on. This, alongside appearing on BBC Radio 1 at the personal behest of sadly missed icon John Peel, headlining a stage at the renowned cult Inferno Festival in Norway as their debut international live appearance, countless placings in ‘best album of the year’ polls and album of the month awards in the press and cover appearances on leading magazines such as Terrorizer… Anaal Nathrakh’s status as one of the leading lights in extreme metal is undeniable.

Hallmarked by breathtaking musical ferocity, inventiveness and breadth, married with a mercurial, intensely misanthropic and sharp intelligence, Anaal Nathrakh’s sound is imbued with a palpable sense of menace that is virtually unmatched in metal.

For 2011, the band present the digested and re-vomited results of an 18-month journey through slings, arrows and outrageous misfortune. Intended in the most scourging sense of the word, Passion is an encoded vision of agony; desolation taken as the inspiration for incalculable rage.


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  • Cellhavoc

    Can't wait for Desideratum!

    Yesterday 10:14am Reply
  • Kaltenhoenn

    Tracklist and release date revealed. More info and preorder.

    15 Aug 12:49pm Reply
  • Kaltenhoenn

    The musically closest to AN I've found is Cattle Decapitation's last album.

    9 Aug 12:41pm Reply
  • Dream-core

    So fucking epic. I'm sure Satan's favourite band is Anaal Nathrakh :D

    7 Aug 6:50pm Reply
  • PogoFish

    @vitorsilighini: Well, it's fine if you feel that way. I actually discovered Anaal Nathrakh through The Berzerker because I felt som similarities between them. Like the screeching, the melodic parts, the apocalpytic wibes, and machine gun drums. So, people can check 'em out if they want and make up their own opinions:) I'm just putting it out there.

    29 Jul 11:43pm Reply
  • vitorsilighini

    The berzerker is nothing similiar to Anaal Nathrakh.

    29 Jul 10:15pm Reply
  • PogoFish

    For the people who want a similar band: Try out The Berzerker if you haven't already. I recommend starting with the album 'Dissimulate' if you do. It's strangely melodic to be that mindblowingly ferocious.

    29 Jul 9:54am Reply
  • sbsnpr

    apocalipse no shit!

    26 Jul 10:04am Reply
  • Rosenvamp

    Careful with those edges, bruh.

    19 Jul 3:45am Reply
  • estebanfuego

    "This band is getting popular" LOL, they have been for a while, what fucking rock are you under.. still doesn't make them any good though, shit music

    18 Jul 3:30pm Reply
  • Jekku666

    This wait is fucking killing me. I need more AN in my life

    15 Jul 7:02pm Reply
  • keeshony

    @Velociraptor_M o tak tak, jakżebym się ucieszył

    4 Jul 2:18pm Reply
  • Velociraptor_M

    Mogliby zajechać z koncertem do Polski- nie obraziłabym się.

    3 Jul 9:07pm Reply
  • spineshank155

    I need more bands like this. [3] This band is getting popular?

    27 Jun 3:53am Reply
  • Anthem666

    Kur*a kiedy nowy album !?

    21 Jun 11:58am Reply
  • SVKGulag

    interesting how many lyrics 'versions' heard there are and yet every has a meaning and a real thought in it

    13 Jun 8:42pm Reply
  • Kaltenhoenn

    98,893 listeners, almost mainstream!!!

    1 Jun 5:37pm Reply
  • noisefiend

    ugh, Cattle Decapitation in the similar artists, fucking bunch of scenester prisoner-vigilante-attack apologists. "Testicular Manslaughter" is literally the gayest song in existence.

    1 Jun 2:21am Reply
  • TranslucentForm

    I need more bands like this. [2]

    29 May 2:02am Reply
  • AlexanderDreams

    Тод хуём уебал

    21 May 11:44am Reply
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