In 1995 â€“ Ank, a prominent vocalist-guitarist of several underground bands decided to form his own band, in order to have the perfect channel for making the music closest to his soul.THARAPHITA GENRES
Soon Tharaphita developed itâ€™s own unique style, a mixture of black and heavy metal refreshed by folk and ethnic music and pagan way of thinking. During the years the style has somewhat changed, but itâ€™s nucleus has remained the same.
Tharaphita is original, non-recurring and progressing â€“ a contrast to bands that copy eachotherâ€™s ideas, riffs or sounds!
The band is known as one of the strongest live-acts in Balticum. The shows have a strong feeling and frantic energy to them. Tharaphita has performed with such well known bands as Paradise Lost, Katatonia, Hypocrisy etc.
WE ARE WHAT WE ARE, WITHOUT TRYING TO BE!!!
Must Viirastus (reh.demo â€™95)
Kui Varjud PÃµlevad (demo â€™96/â€™97)
Raev (demoCD â€™98)
Raev (MC â€™00, Dangus Prod.)
Tumedate Tunnete KÃ¼tkeis (demoCD â€™01)
Hundiseadus (MCD â€™03)
Primeval Force (CD '05)
Iidsetel sÃ¼nkjate radadel (CD '07)
ANK â€“ vocals, guitar, backing vocals
BENTON - guitar
VIKING - bass
DRACONIC â€“ guitar synth, backing vocals
MELU - drums
Pagan Black Metal
THARAPHITA LYRICAL THEMES
Estonia (Rakvere / Tallinn), formed in 1995
THARAPHITA CURRENT RECORD LABEL
THARAPHITA CURRENT LINE-UP
Ank - vocals, guitar (Discrucior, Forfeit, Must Missa, Meinardus, Suppuration (Est), C.C.C., Dawn of Gehenna, Sorts, Suppuration (Est))
Benton - guitar (Dawn of Gehenna, Winter Night Overture, Rattler, Sorts, Manatark)
Draconic - guitar (Carnifex (Est), Manatark, Kantor Voy, ex-Loits)
Viking - bass (Must Missa, Herald)
Melu - drums (ex-Rattler, Predatory War, ex-Solwaig)
THARAPHITA PREVIOUS LINE-UP
Lembetu Mardus - guitar (1996-1999) (Decease, Discrucior, Loits, Pirit)
A.X. - drums (1995-1997)
Massacra - bass (Discrucior, ex-Loits, Suppuration (Est), Pirit)
Madox - Session drums (1997) (Decease, [o3], Echosilence, Suppuration (Est), Horricane)