"Bishop of Hexen" was formed in late 1994 early 1995, in Ramat-Hasharon, Israel. After a few line-up changes, the band started working on its material, in a more intensive and professional direction & form. In the beginning of December 1995, "Bishop of Hexen" entered the studios to record its debut demo tape: "Ancient Hymns of Legends & Lore", it saw light in the breaking of the New Year, at January 1996.
The demo tape got extremely good response from the world wide underground metal scene,
and was completely sold out at 450 copies.
Numerous record labels where interested in signing the band for a record deal and finally
"Bishop of Hexen" signed with "Hammer Heart productions" for its first album.
In July 1996 the band entered the studios once again
and released its full length album masterpiece in April 1997,
entitled: "Archives of an Enchanted Philosophy",
presenting 8 tracks of the most emotional atmosphere & melodic black-metal art ever released.
"Bishop of Hexen" appeared in numerous compilation's
and among them in the 1996 Compilation CD "Under the Pagan Moon",
released by the Canadian label "Cyclonic Productions".
The compilatiion brought out many of the undernoticed bands
in the influential mid-1990's Black Metal scene.
After seven years of silence,
In the end of 2003 "Bishop of Hexen" was formed once again,
featuring 2 new band members: Lord Koder - vocals and Ariel.E - guitars.
During June 2004, "Bishop of Hexen" recorded a promo Cd, entitled "Unveil the Curtain of Sanity".
The promo contained 4 new tracks of Atmospheric Melodic Black-Metal in its highest degree.
The promo was released for promotional purposes only
and was highly appraised by record labels & magazines around the metal scene.
In early 2005, "Bishop of Hexen" has signed a three-album deal with the Austrian metal label CCP Records
and a new member joined the band: Seelenfolter - bass.
The current line-up consists of the following:
- Lord Koder - Vocals (Ex- Grimoire)
- Dimrost - Keyboards
- Ariel.E - Guitars (Ex- Decayed Soul)
- Seelenfolter - Bass
- Van Helsing – Drums
In 2006 the Band released their next full lenght Studio Album "The Nightmarish Compositions" and got a good response from the magazines and the Metal Community
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