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Gardens of Obscurity


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Genre(s) Death/Doom Metal Sweden (Helsingborg) 1991

Gardens Of Obscurity was formed in 1991 with the intention to play grindcore under the moniker Slavestate. After a couple of rehearsals they changed their mind and started playing death metal with semi-occult lyrics with a new band name Asmodeus. When they released their first demo tape they changed their name again into Gardens Of Obscurity and started playing slow death / doom metal. At the time of a second demo they played more technical death metal. Since there were no labels showing any interest they laid the band to rest in 1994 and focused on the side project The Darksend.

Last known line-up
Tony Richter - Vocals (9th Plague, The Darksend)
Mathias Teikari - Guitars (Zaninez)
Mikael Bergman - Bass (The Darksend, Disromance)
Peter Wildoer - Drums (Non-Human Level, Darkane, Majestic, Electrocution 250, Time Requiem, Arch Enemy, Armageddon (Swe), Agretator, Silver Seraph, Grimmark, Dawn of Oblivion, Honey Hush, Pestilence (Hol),Old Man’s Child, ZanineZ))

Former/past member(s)
William Fetty
Joakim Persson

Martin Thorsén (The Darksend)


The Lamentation Demo, 1993

1. The Dwelling (Intro )
2. Painful Disincarnation
3. Where The Temples Are Dark
4. Shrines Of Infinity

The Abyss Of Coloured Tears Demo, 1994

1. Intro / Fallen Sanctuary 04:42
2. Bleak 03:48
3. The Abyss of Tears 04:44
4. Crawling Divinity 03:00

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  • GodofDeathMetal

    Neato death metal from Sweden!

    30 Jun 2014 Reply
  • apcranium

    Really great soulcrushing band!

    21 Apr 2012 Reply
  • end_y

    These guys where heading for something progressive and The Abyss Of Coloured Tears caught them in the midst of the road, each song has its highs and lows, none manages to maintain integrity from start to finish.

    15 Feb 2011 Reply
  • TheHeavensBleed

    good shit. pretty funny that this band went from 3 listeners to 15 in a few weeks....

    18 Oct 2009 Reply