There are 2 bands with the artist name Incantation.
1) A Death Metal band from New York City.
Incantation was one of Relapse Records' first signings, releasing their initial seven inches and a handful of albums with them.
The band has seen many lineup changes in their eighteen year history and guitarist John McEntee is the sole original member.
The band is noteable for mixing widely varied tempos into their music, often playing slow, down-tuned passages similar to those performed by other death-doom bands like Autopsy, Winter, and Disembowelment.
2) A Tribal Flute Band.
Incantation is also a Tribal Flute Band (Musical Group)
The band are a musical group playing traditional tribal and other South American music. The band started in 1981 from a pool of musicians who were, at the time, playing all kinds of different types of music for the (then) Ballet Rambert, based in London. A new ballet was choreographed (called “Ghost Dances”) about political oppression in South America, to the music of Inti-Illimani, the exiled Chilean folk group.
Incantation was chosen as the band’s name, based on the word “Inca”.
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