Zyklon is a Norwegian industrial death metal/blackened death metal band formed in 1998 by members of Norwegian black metal band Emperor (Samoth and Trym), and today have members of Myrkskog (Secthdamon and Destructhor) as well. The band was created in order to make up for the fact that Emperor were no longer playing live.ZYKLON GENRES
Despite Samoth being in a previous project called Zyklon-B, the two are not related; while Zyklon-B is the cyanide based gas notoriously used by the Nazi's in WW2 to kill more than 1 million people in concentration camps throughout Germany, Zyklon is, according to Samoth, a play on the word "cyclone".
All of the band's lyrics are written by ex-Emperor drummer Faust who is currently a member of Casey Chaos's (Amen) side project Scum and Italian industrial black metal band Aborym. Most of the lyrics revolve around themes like anti-religion, misanthropy and philosophy.
Zyklon's debut album, entitled World ov Worms, was quite similar to that of Destructhor's band Myrkskog's album Deathmachine. The album is made up of extremely fast riffing and blast beats aided by the vocals of Daemon and lyrics written by Faust. However, after this release, Zyklon changed. Secthdamon was brought to replace Cosmocrator, and Daemon was replaced by Secthdamon, even though Secthdamon had been drumming for Myrkskog. At this point the official line-up was Samoth, Trym Torson, Destructhor, and Secthdamon.
Zyklon's second album, Aeon, exposed the band to more media attention. The production is much more clear, with the possible exception of An Eclectic Manner, which was produced with the cloudy and visualizing effect that is reminiscent of Emperor, in order to create a more melodic yet insidious atmosphere. Videos were made for two tracks, Core Solution and Psyklon Aeon.
The band's third effort, Disintegrate, was released on May 15, 2006 to great critical acclaim. Clocking at 45:06, Disintegrate is Zyklon's longest album, and was recorded in November - December 2005 at the "Akkerhaugen Lydstudio", in Norway.
* Secthdamon - Vocals, Bass - (Myrkskog, Odium, Emperor (Live Bass))
* Samoth - Guitar - (Emperor, Zyklon-B, ex-Arcturus, ex-Satyricon (Session bass), ex-Gorgoroth (Session bass), ex-Thou Shalt Suffer, ex-Burzum (Session), ex-Ildjarn (session), Scum)
* Destructhor - Guitar - (Myrkskog)
* Trym - Drums - (Emperor, ex-Enslaved, ex-Imperium, ex-Tartaros, Shadow Season, Paganize)
* Faust - Lyrics - (ex-Emperor, ex-Thorns/Stigma diabolicum, Aborym, Scum, ex-Impostor/Death Fuck, Blood Tsunami)
* Daemon - Vocals on World ov Worms - (Limbonic Art, Sarcoma Inc.)
* Cosmocrator - Live Bass - (MindGrinder, Source of Tide, ex-Windir (session clean vocals), Scum)
2001 - World ov Worms
2003 - Aeon
2006 - Disintegrate
2003 - Zyklon/Red Harvest (7" EP limited to 1000 copies)
2006 - Storm Detonation Live
Industrial Death/Black Metal
ZYKLON LYRICAL THEMES
Anti-Religion, Misanthropy, Philosophy
Norway (Notodden), formed in 1998
ZYKLON CURRENT RECORD LABEL
ZYKLON CURRENT LINE-UP
Secthdamon ("Odd" Tony Ingebrigtsen) - Vocals/Bass (Myrkskog, Odium (Nor), Emperor (Live Bass), Kill All)
Samoth (Tomas Thormodsæter Haugen) - Guitars (Emperor, Zyklon-B (Nor), Arcturus (Nor), Satyricon, ex-Gorgoroth, Thou Shalt Suffer, Embryonic, ex-session for Burzum, Ildjarn, Scum (Nor), Xerasia)
Destructhor (Thor Anders Myhren) - Guitars (Myrkskog)
Trym Torson (Kai Johnny Mosaker) - Drums (Emperor, Tartaros (Nor), Enslaved (Nor), Imperium (Nor), Shadow Season, Paganize, Ceremony)
ZYKLON PREVIOUS LINE-UP
Daemon (Vidar Jensen) - Vocals up to 'World Ov Worms' (Limbonic Art, Sarcoma Inc.)
Cosmocrator - Live Bass (Mindgrinder, Source of Tide, Windir, Scum (Nor))