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Sumerian Cry

Album: ''Sumerian Cry'' (1990)
1. Intro - Sumerian Cry (Part I)
2. In the Shrines of the Kingly Dead
3. The Malicious Paradise
4. Necrophagious Shadows
5. Apothesis of Morbidity
6. Nocturnal Funeral
7. Altar Flame
8. Evilized
9. Where the Serpents Ever Dwell / Outro - Sumerian Cry (Part II)
10. The Sign of the Pentagram

The Astral Sleep

Album: ''The Astral Sleep'' (1991)
1. Neo Aeon (intro)
2. Lady Temptress
3. Mountain of Doom
4. Dead Boys' Choir
5. Sumerian Cry, Part III
6. On Golden Wings
7. Ancient Entity
8. The Southernmost Voyage
9. Angels Far Beyond
10. I Am the King (Of Dreams)
11. A Winter Shadow
12. The Seal (outro)


Album: ''Clouds'' (1992)
1. In a Dream
2. Clouds
3. Smell of Incense
4. A Caress of Stars
5. The Sleeping Beauty
6. Forever Burning Flames
7. The Scapegoat
8. Undressed


Album: ''Wildhoney'' (1994)
1. Wildhoney
2. Whatever That Hurts
3. The Ar
4. 25th Floor
5. Gaia
6. Visionaire
7. Kaleidoscope
8. Do You Dream of Me?
9. Planets
10. A Pocket Size Sun


Album: ''Gaia'' (1994 EP)
1. Gaia (video edit)
2. The Ar (radio edit)
3. When You're In (Pink Floyd cover)
4. Whatever That Hurts (video edit)
5. The Ar (ind. mix)
6. Visionaire (remixed longform version)

The Sleeping Beauty - Live in Israel

Album: ''The Sleeping Beauty - Live in Israel'' (1994 Live album)
1. In a Dream
2. Ancient Entity
3. The Sleeping Beauty
4. Mountain of Doom
5. Angels Far Beyond

Tour Sampler

Album: ''Tour Sampler'' (1994 Single)
1. Gaia (video edit)
2. The Ar (radio cut)
3. Whatever That Hurts (video edit)
4. Visionare (remixed longfom verison)
5. The Ar (ind. version)

The Musical History of Tiamat

Album: ''The Musical History of Tiamat'' (1995 Live album)
1. Where the Serpents Ever Dwell
2. The Sign of the Pentagram
3. Ancient Entity
4. Dead Boys' Choir
5. The Southernmost Voyage
6. A Winter Shadow
7. Smell of Insence
8. A Caress of Stars
9. The Sleeping Beauty
10. When You're In (Pink Floyd cover)
11. Visionaire
12. Do You Dream of Me?
13. A Pocket Sized Sun

A Deeper Kind of Slumber

Album: ''A Deeper Kind of Slumber'' (1997)
1. Cold Seed
2. Teonanacatl
3. Trillion Zillion Centipedes
4. The Desolate One
5. Atlantis as a Lover
6. Alteration X 10
7. Four Leary Biscuits
8. Only in My Tears It Lasts
9. The Whores of Babylon
10. Kite
11. Phantasma de Luxe
12. Mount Marilyn
13. A Deeper Kind of Slumber

Cold Seed

Album: ''Cold Seed'' (1997 Single)
1. Cold Seed
2. Only in my Tears it Lasts ("the cat mix")
3. Three Leary Biscuits

Skeleton Skeletron

Album: ''Skeleton Skeletron'' (1999)
1. Church of Tiamat
2. Brighter Than the Sun
3. Dust is Our Fare
4. To Have and Have Not
5. For Her Pleasure
6. Diyala
7. Sympathy for the Devil (Rolling Stones cover)
8. Best Friend Money Can Buy
9. As Long As You Are Mine
10. Lucy

Brighter Than The Sun

Album: ''Brighter Than The Sun'' (1999 Single)
1. Brighter Than The Sun
2. Children of the Underworld

Judas Christ

Album: ''Judas Christ'' (2002)
1. The Return of the Son of Nothing
2. So Much For Suicide
3. Vote For Love
4. The Truth's For Sale
5. Fireflower
6. Summer by Night
7. Love is as Good as Soma
8. Angel Holograms
9. Spine
10. I am in Love With Myself
11. Heaven of High
12. Too Far Gone

Vote For Love

Album: ''Vote For Love'' (2002 Single)
1. Vote For Love (Radio Edit)
2. So Much For Suicide
3. Cold Last Supper


Album: ''Prey'' (2003)
1. Cain
2. Ten Thousand Tentacles
3. Wings of Heaven
4. Love in Chains
5. Divided
6. Carry Your Cross and I'll Carry Mine
7. Triple Cross
8. Light in Extension
9. Prey
10. The Garden of Heathen
11. Clovenhoof
12. Nihil
13. The Pentagram


Album: ''Cain'' (2003 Single)
1. Cain (Radio Edit)
2. Sleeping (In The Fire)
3. Love In Chains

The Church of Tiamat

Album: ''The Church of Tiamat'' (2006 DVD)
1. Vote For Love
2. Children Of The Underworld
3. Cain
4. Brighter Than The sun
5. To Have And Have Not
6. Whatever That Hurts
7. I Am In Love With Myself
8. In A Dream
9. Wings Of Heaven
10. Cold Seed
11. Clovenhoof
12. As Long As You Are Mine
13. Love Is As Good As Soma
14. The Sleeping Beauty
15. Gaia



In 1987, Tiamat was formed in Täby, Sweden as Treblinka. Treblinka released two demo tapes, "Crawling in Vomits" and "The Sign of the Pentagram", before changing their name and releasing the 1990 debut full-length Sumerian Cry.

Tiamat was originally a black metal band in the vein of other early 90's innovators like Samael and Mayhem, but influenced by the likes of Mercyful Fate and Candlemass they gradually dropped their extreme metal stylings in favour of a psychedelic/progressive heavy/doom metal sound in the mid 90's.

The very Pink Floyd inspired, though within metal then quite innovative, use of keyboards and acoustic guitars, peaked with their 1997 A Deeper Kind of Slumber, now nearly completely lacking any semblance of metal. After this, the band changed to a gothic rock/metal style that their last 3 albums have stuck fairly close to.

Their commercial "break-through" and most well-known album is 1994's Wildhoney, an album that made Tiamat one of the most popular European metal bands, and that is arguably the best representation of Tiamat's overall sound, containing both the death metal-esque vocal stylings of old and the newer psychedelic/goth rock-influenced sound.

Death Metal (early), Gothic/Atmospheric Metal/Rock

Sumerian, Poetry (old) Love, Drugs, Religion (now)

Sweden (Täby), formed in 1989

Nuclear Blast Records


Johan Edlund - Vocals, Guitars (ex-Treblinka (Swe), ex-Expulsion (Swe), LucyFire, Dark Age, Ayreon)
Thomas Petersson - Guitars
Anders Iwers - Bass (Desecrator (Swe), Ceremonial Oath, ex-In Flames, ex-Cemetary, Mercury Tide)
Lars Skjöld - Drums

Johnny Hagel (1992 - 1996) (Sundown, Sorcerer (Swe))
Jörgen Thullberg (1988 - 1992)

Kenneth Roos (1992 - 1994)
P.A. Danielsson (R.I.P. November 26, 2004) (Veni Domine)

Magnus Sahlgren (Celeborn, ex-Dismember, Lake of Tears)
Stefan Lagergren (1988 - 1990) (Expulsion (Swe))
Fredrik Åkesson (ex-Southpaw, Talisman, Krux, John Norum, ex-Arch Enemy, Sabbtail, Opeth, Shock Tilt)

Niklas Ekstrand (1990 - 1994) (ex-Face Down)
Andreas Holmberg (1988 - 1990) (Expulsion (Swe))


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