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France (1982 – present)

Shub-Niggurath was a / band, formed in France in 1982 and consisted of six musicians: Allan Ballaud (bass), Franck Coulaud (percussion), Frank W. Fromy (guitar/percussion), Jean-Luc Hervé (harmonium/piano/organ), Ann Stewart (vocals), and Véronique Verdier (trombone).

Their debut, Les morts vont vite, was released on the Musea label in 1987. The album received good reviews and is considered by many to be their finest moment. Musea reissued the album on CD in 1997, including two rare bonus tracks. The debut sold well and later, in 1987, one song appeared on a Musea compilation “Enneade”, a tribute to the zeuhl founders Magma. After its release percussionist Franck Couland left, as did Franc Fromy. Jean-Luc Herve, also being a guitarist, took Fromy’s spot. In 1988, Shub-Niggurath collaborated with Slease Art on a compilation called Dithrambe. 1989 brought another compilation, Douze Pour In 2 followed by a live tape with the new line up: Allan Ballaud (bass), Jean-Luc Herve (electric guitar), Veronuque Verdier (bass trombone/percussion), new singers Sylvette Claudet and Jean-Pierre Lourdeau, and new drummer Michel Kervinio.

Prior to the release of their second studio album, C’étaient de très grands vents in 1991, also on the Musea label, Jean Pierre left the band to become a painter and a new percussionist, Edward Perraud, was added.


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  • Flight123

    Exactly - and they don't even have a trombone player!! I guess that would be 'sacrilege'...

    3 Sep 11:36am Reply
  • ShigumaRika

    who cares about some awful death metal band?

    17 May 10:19pm Reply
  • TheAmazingKoopa

    Where the fuck is the albums for the death metal band?

    2 Mar 4:45pm Reply
  • maxillae

    total madness

    22 May 2013 Reply
  • Iheartokiohotel

    hooooly shiiiiiiiiiiiiit

    10 Dec 2012 Reply
  • Mercenarion

    both Shubs are great. stop being narrowminded [3]

    7 Apr 2012 Reply
  • Flight123

    Absolutely fantastic prog - and slightly annoyed I was not aware of them at the time! Even more remarkable is that their first album was released during the musical desert of the 80s - at least in the UK!

    14 Feb 2012 Reply
  • xdreamx19

    both Shubs are great. stop being narrowminded [2]

    18 Dec 2011 Reply
  • okkultestimmen

    ufff, luckily we're not one one page with that mexican death metal band.

    13 Dec 2011 Reply
  • DevynBatchelder

    Awesome fucking name. Awesome fucking prog!

    29 Sep 2011 Reply
  • Zeuhlibatman

    JavySlay + blackless = poserfail.

    13 Sep 2011 Reply
  • neuro_sys

    This is my favorite Zeuhl band, and I have their vinyls ^_^

    3 Sep 2011 Reply
  • noisefiend

    both Shubs are great. stop being narrowminded

    27 Jun 2011 Reply
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    19 Apr 2011 Reply
  • KCarao

    "scrobble fail" << Yeah, JavySlay, the mexican Shub is the best! And Lady Gaga too!

    10 Apr 2011 Reply
  • blackless

    JavySlay , there is another page for the death metal band, without dash

    19 Mar 2011 Reply
  • adamcooleyisdea

    I love rio/avant prog/zeuhl and so on, but this is one of the few bands that just didn't do anything for me. There are songs I liked here and there but I dunno.. gonna keep listening, maybe it'll take a while for them to sink in.

    19 Feb 2011 Reply
  • brassy14

    SUCH an amazing band! Only just got into them through their album Les Morts Vont Vite, just excellent and totally unique!

    4 Feb 2011 Reply
  • Agravenlife

    With the Introduction remaster released last year, does this mean they're active again?

    21 Oct 2010 Reply
  • ArrakisYouZebra

    Say whaaaaaaaaaaaat

    8 Sep 2010 Reply
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