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Pittsburgh, United States (1988 – present)

Derkéta is a doom influenced death metal band from Pittsburgh, PA; known to be the first all female death metal band. The name Derkéta was taken from Stygian Mythology; she was the goddess of death of a blood drinking cult. The band was formed by Sharon Bascovsky (vocals & guitars) and Terri Heggen (drums) in late 1988. Mary Bielich assisted on bass in 1991 but nothing permanent to complete a full lineup. In 1991, Terri and Mary left to pursue other musical interests while Sharon continued Derkéta with the help of friends, mainly Jim Sadist from NunSlaughter. In 2006 it was decided to reform Derkéta with the original lineup, this time with Robin Mazen on bass and Mary Bielich on second guitar. This takes Derkéta to the present, the first time having a full stable lineup. Currently the band is in the process of recording for the first full length release entitled In Death We Meet, which promises to satisfy long time fans who have waited many years for a Derkéta album. Rest assured there are no musical changes from the early days of Derkéta as we feel bound to stay true to ourselves and no others. Our musical beliefs are cemented in the early years of death metal and we will never be a slave to trends.*

*taken from their official website


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  • apcranium

    New LP! nice!

    26 Feb 2014 Reply
  • lukas_gomez

    Premature Burial !!!

    21 Sep 2013 Reply
  • SlaveOfN1l

    Soccer mom death metal, haha. But seriously, this shit rules

    20 Aug 2013 Reply
  • trtb

    i've been seriously loving their "unholy ground" demo lately- had no idea they were all ladies! death metal babes- too cool too cool.

    30 Jul 2013 Reply
  • ShredsofFlesh

    Seriously awesome Death/Doom . I'm glad that they were able to release a full length after all of this time .

    15 Apr 2013 Reply
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    6 Feb 2013 Reply
  • mouritsdebeer

    Such a solid full-length! Definitely one of my favourites from 2012.

    3 Jan 2013 Reply
  • apcranium

    Long live Derketa.

    1 Nov 2012 Reply
  • mastersword666

    Whoa, this band fucking slays!

    4 Oct 2012 Reply
  • cfvk

    yes, great stuff!

    3 Aug 2012 Reply
  • Gorlad

    Huge, primitive and heavy as fuck. Long live Derketa.

    22 Jul 2012 Reply
  • Aoshikakashi

    Great fucking band! Great new album! Welcome back, goddess' of death!

    7 Jul 2012 Reply
  • SixBurningWings

    The fact that this is an all female band shouldn't really be a consideration in judging this music. Honestly, it stands on it's own. Wierdly, it sounds a little bit like Mythic (another all female band). Very primitive, stripped down stuff. Reminds me of the first Cianide album.

    13 Jun 2012 Reply
  • apcranium

    Derketa - "In Death We Meet" full length CD availble this Thursday, May 24th. $13 for US, $17 outside of US, paypal to Email for shipping quote of multiple quantities. Snail Mail, money order made out to Sharon Robinson P.O. Box 44271, Pittsburgh, PA 15205 USA. It will be sold at MDF at the sevared records merch booth, $10.

    21 May 2012 Reply
  • apcranium

    Those going to the Maryland Death Fest, the Derketa "In Death We Meet" CD will be available at the Sevared Records merch booth on Friday. The cost of the CD is $10.

    20 May 2012 Reply
  • apcranium

    Derketa Derketa Recording Update: "In Death We Meet" is DONE and off to get pressed. We'll have copies at the Maryland Death Fest to sell......Finally.....

    5 May 2012 Reply
  • DunkeIheit

    Fap Fap Fap

    24 Sep 2011 Reply
  • DhinnChaakDoom

    Damsels of doom. Instant Boner. <3

    24 Aug 2011 Reply
  • Wehrwolfe this seems like a fairly recent interview, although there is no mention of a date anywhere. They are gonna play live again in 2011 and are still talking about the new album, so maybe something for this year!

    3 Mar 2011 Reply
  • Wehrwolfe

    Needs new album. Hopefully soon enough!

    3 Mar 2011 Reply
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