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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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  • LordNothingness

    Great band...

    28 May 12:13pm Reply
  • bobo9390

    good stuff

    26 May 2:08am Reply
  • Cabrasevera

    This is such a nice and relaxing band. [3]

    19 May 4:25am Reply
  • Neuralblastoma

    love it!

    15 May 7:03pm Reply
  • spineshank155

    This is such a nice and relaxing band. [2]

    15 May 3:51pm Reply
  • Neonar

    This is such a nice and relaxing band.

    12 May 11:40pm Reply
  • crazysharky666

    V Well, my issues with Desideratum aside, I still go back to this band almost daily. 'Vanitas' and 'When Fire Rains...' are my favorites from these guys.

    9 May 3:10pm Reply
  • ondskaptkrieg

    Still can't get enough of this band after years, they're the shit!

    2 May 9:29am Reply
  • crazysharky666

    Dunno what it is, but Desideratum just feels 'meh' to me. It still has its highlights but I don't find it as memorable. Funny that I'm saying this since I was blown away at first. Idol, The Joystream & Sub Specie Aeterni are incredible though.

    17 Apr 9:53am Reply
  • neeyick

    i am the wrath of gods is probably the most intense song ive ever heard. spookier than portal

    14 Apr 2:47am Reply
  • UnrealPlebs

    Lyrics for of fire and fucking pigs :D

    6 Apr 10:02am Reply
  • Smooooooth

    "Is this feeling foreeeveeeer? And I cannot deflect iiiit! What will I unleaaaash? BLgNAarrRrKrkKghLgKmLgwKmaBR5€e@kmo#rKe%Narkgh!!" -> YES

    25 Mar 12:33am Reply
  • KFLester

    desideratum is nice i like it and it is nice

    24 Mar 3:58pm Reply
  • I__--__--__I

    New album really took a dip in quality. Idol is fucking awesome though

    18 Mar 2:15am Reply
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  • Smooooooth

    GNaarrRRKrkKKKLlglgglLlAaaHHAHABaLaaaaaarRRGhh! YES.

    14 Mar 2:41am Reply
  • KeenanJohnston

    v Haha. New album didn't do much for me. I'm finding myself going back to the first album and the demos collection the most lately.

    13 Mar 3:59am Reply
  • versionfiv

    "Only thing that irks me sometimes is the song structure. But when you're as good as these guys, you don't even need that shit. " what

    10 Mar 6:26am Reply
  • Celuloose

    nao gosto do novo album

    9 Mar 1:46am Reply
  • Cabrasevera

    AN lyrics in a nutshell: Aaaaggggrrrrr Ieeeerggggrrrrr Arrrrrrrrggggg aaaaaaaaaaaahhhhrrrrrggggrrrrrrrrrrr.........Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrraaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrr.

    4 Mar 2:17am Reply
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