Swedish orthodox black metal band Ofermod was formed as a solo project in 1996 by guitarist Michayah (at this time calling himself Belfagor), at this time also active in the now de-funct band Nefandus. The band has it's roots in black metal, but labels their music orthodox death metal, as they consider the occult aspect more important than the satanistic. In 1997 vocalist Leviathan (at this time calling himself Nebiros) joined the band. The duo entered Necromorbus Studios in January 1998 and recorded a 7" EP entitled "MystÃ©rion TÃ©s Anomias" which was released later that same year in 500 copies through PMP (Pounding Metal Productions). Bass player Mist left the band in 1999.OFERMOD GENRES
After this the band went on hold both due to Michayahs wish to get away from the scene and some legal problems. In 2004 the band was re-formed with Shiva (a.k.a. Necromorbus) on drums. The previously recorded EP was remastered and re-released through Norma Evangelium Diaboli in 2005 with two new tracks added and recorded in December 2004. These were recorded with a new line-up, which together with Michayah and Leviathan consisted of guitarist Atum and bass player TehÃ´m, both previously in the band DÃ¶dfÃ¶dd.
During 2005 the line-up of the band increased with the additional vocalist Moloch.
Currently working on an album entitled "Pentagrammaton" which after many delays is expected to be released sometime in late 2007.
Orthodox Black Metal
OFERMOD LYRICAL THEMES
Sweden (Norrköping/Stockholm), formed in 1996
OFERMOD CURRENT RECORD LABEL
Norma Evangelium Diaboli
OFERMOD CURRENT LINE-UP
Leviathan (aka Nebiros aka Nord) - Vocals (Malign)
Moloch - Vocals (Teitanblood)
Michayah (aka Belfagor) - Guitar (Nefandus, Mehûmah)
J. Kvarnbrink (aka Tehôm) - Bass (Dödfödd, Shade of Black)
OFERMOD PREVIOUS LINE-UP
Mist - Bass (Malign, Ophthalamia)
Atum - Guitar (Dödfödd)
Shiva (aka Necromorbus) - Drums (Chaos Omen, Nex (Swe), ex-Corpus Christii, ex-Funeral Mist (Swe), ex-In Aeternum (Swe), ex-Into Desolation, ex-Watain, Zavorash, ex-Blackwitch (Swe))