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Täby, Stockholm, Sweden (1988 – present)

Tiamat is a band that formed in Täby, Sweden in 1988. Their music has been the subject of debate, utilizing subgenres like , , and , but more recently they have focused on what has been described as with ethnic, and elements.

Initially, the band played straightforward under the name Treblinka. After having recorded the album Sumerian Cry in 1989, vocalist/guitarist Johan Edlund and bassist Jörgen Thullberg parted ways with the other two founding members, and subsequently changed the name to Tiamat. The Sumerian Cry album, as recorded by Treblinka, was released as Tiamat’s debut album in June 1990.

After the debut, Edlund’s leadership would modify the band’s style with influences ranging from Mercyful Fate, Candlemass, Pink Floyd and King Crimson, with Sumerian lyrical themes. German guitarist Waldemar Sorychta would produce and contribute instrumentation to many of the band’s albums, as well as those by Tiamat’s own tour and labelmates, including Moonspell, Rotting Christ, Lacuna Coil and Samael.

1994’s critically acclaimed Wildhoney mixed raw vocals, slow guitar riffs and synthesizer sounds which sounded different from other extreme metal bands active at that time. An almost continuous forty-minute piece of music, Wildhoney was considered to be a landmark release within the progressive/doom metal genres and would lead to the band’s appearances at the Dynamo and Wacken Open Air metal festivals in 1995. The group would play a second gig at Dynamo two years later.


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  • suLeg

    Bring back the picture of Johan with the Cat [2] Нужен кошак!

    18 May 7:08pm Reply
  • tcbp

    Bring back the picture of Johan with the Cat

    11 May 3:57pm Reply
  • penetralia1

    Thank you

    10 May 3:00pm Reply
  • innominatum1982

    Ранее творчество поражает!..после Wildhoney слушать особого желания нет..

    4 May 6:25am Reply
  • outfield7790

    Happy Birthday, Johan! All the best! Have a nice day and release Black Gold. Skol ! Cheers! :-P

    9 Mar 4:40am Reply
  • al-ghul

    what? how it is without? is edlund left tiamat???!!!

    2 Mar 12:53am Reply
  • Unknowndarkgirl

    now it is without great voice(

    20 Feb 9:33am Reply
  • Paper_Okami

    Sumerian Cry is their best album by a good margin. Too bad many of their idiotic fans dismiss it though. Next 3 are good too,but nothing after Wildhoney is worth it.

    17 Feb 3:48am Reply
  • Russian_Wolf

    дискографию таки дослушать надо)

    14 Feb 4:38pm Reply
  • Slacor

    Первые 5 альбомов,потом унылое гавно

    11 Feb 12:08pm Reply
  • The_March

    Best at all

    31 Jan 4:10pm Reply
  • Arkandast

    Ну таак. После 97 года пошли уже неплохие песни. Это единственный альбом "A Deeper Kind Of Slumber", который ещё можно слушать.

    24 Jan 8:55am Reply
  • Harry_Potterus

    Чето не пойму толи сильно не нравится, толи нравится.

    16 Jan 11:05am Reply
  • Gagulec

    Always number one for me.... <3

    8 Jan 5:28pm Reply
  • Shav-LVIV

    Кот на басу это круто!

    30 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Russian_Wolf

    Тиамат то редкостная хрень оказывается))

    28 Dec 2014 Reply
  • metalkillthekin

    first 5 albums :)

    16 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Chao-G

    @AtmosphericPhil maudlin of the Well's Leaving Your Body Map was the first thing that came to my mind when I heard Wildhoney.

    25 Nov 2014 Reply
  • AtmosphericPhil

    former members of maudlin of the Well say that they were heavily influenced by Tiamat. I guess their stuff might interest someone, especially their album Leaving Your Body Map.

    2 Nov 2014 Reply
  • ivanovafoto

    farewell and thanks for all...

    7 Oct 2014 Reply
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