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OLEMUS. This band name has its origin in Latin and means we stink. But this was not really what the young metal heads Robert Bogner (v.) and Simon Oeller (g) meant, when they had to name their newly founded band. Rather they meant We are pissed off (by heavy-metal no mans land in Upper Austria, where the Catholic Church and its Priests still dictate public life far and wide). No wonder that they first called their Band Godless. And no wonder that Simon and Robert (then 14 years old) decided to break out of this hypocritical restraint. Together with their friend Cunzla they recorded their first demo-tapes Learning to die and Blind. The sound was strongly influenced by the prospering death-metal-wave. But even at that time OLEMUS included melancholy and melodic parts skilfully into their songs, an ability they have improved even more by now.

Because of numerous gigs in their home country (due to circumstances mentioned above not always easy to do) OLEMUS gained the reputation of an excellent live band. Logical consequence: The first album appeared. In August of 1996 Bitter Tears was released via NSM Records. 600 people watched the show when OLEMUS presented their album, and radio stations like FM4 gave the young band the opportunity to spread their music on the air. Suddenly the metal world was open to them. OLEMUS shared the stage with Rammstein, Buce Dickinson, Samael, Moonspell, Stuck Mojo und Dimmu Borgir, Schweisser, Tristania, Theatre of Tragedy, Cradle of Filth, Six feet amongst others.


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  • Unknowndarkgirl


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  • DieGo776

    vote for their newest pic!

    22 Dec 2012 Reply
  • DieGo776

    awesome band. i would be totally interested if they release something new

    2 Oct 2011 Reply
  • ungodlywarlock

    heard these guys all the way back on the original before they got bought out. Loved the songs (Bitter Tears etc) they had on there...sad that it seems more haven't gotten into them, though. Either way, great music, guys!

    26 Jun 2009 Reply
  • Deadspirit

    i've just bought the bitter tears cd and it's great!!

    7 Jun 2009 Reply
  • xysmalobia

    interesting... they're still playing gigs. haven't heard anything of olemus for quite a while.

    22 Feb 2009 Reply
  • TheeDoomsayer

    Adore Me is an interesting song. I enjoy it.

    8 Jan 2009 Reply
  • thedarkproject

    Seems strange that I saw a stall with 2 of their albums on sale, and yet fewer than 700 people on here have listened to them. I guess they're not selling many of those cds.

    7 Sep 2008 Reply