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Beherit Discography @ The ROCK List

The Oath of Black Blood

The Oath of Black Blood [Bootleg]
Stolen Finland EPs and Released in USA

Messe des morts CDMesse des morts [EP] LP
Beherit / Archgoat [Split MCD] (1993)

Drawing Down the Moon




Moon (1993)

Drawing Down the Moon


H418ov21.C (1994)

H418ov21.C Back

Electric Doom Synthesis

Electric Doom Synthesis

Electric Doom Synthesis

EelLeeCctTrRIicC DdOomM
SsYynNtTHhEesSiISs (1995)

Werewolf, Semen and Blood
Werewolf, Semen and Blood (1998) MCD

The Beast of Beherit

The Beast of Beherit (Compil..) [1999]

The Beast of Beherit (compil..) [1999]

Drawing Down the Moon [LE] Drawing Down the Moon [PD]
Limited Edition [2000]

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More about Beherit TO COME

***Beherit never authorised Turbo Music to release it
, nor did they want it released.
The album merely contains remastered versions of Beherit's "Demonomancy" demo
, which is on side 1 of the LP and the
"Dawn of Satan's Millenium" 7" on side 2.
There is also another bootleg version of these 2 releases
which you will find on "The Early Days"

Suuri Shamaani - Mysteerien Maailma
Spinefarm, 1999

Marko Leiho, who most of us recognize by the flashier nickname, Nuclear Holocausto Vengeance, is yet another metal musician (not that there are many) who has decided to steer away from guitar-oriented music for more 'avantgarde' territory. In this particular case, the road chosen is ambient music, or what Laiho himself dubs 'metamusic.'

Therefore, if Beherit specialized (in at least the majority of its existence) in extreme, crude metal music with minimal subtlety, then Suuri Shamaani is the exact, 180-degree turn in the opposite direction.

Devoid of almost any kind of structure or rhythm, Mysteerian Maailma is what I would think to be next logical step up from the development taken on the last two Beherit CDs; H418ov21.C and Electric Doom Synthesis, namely. However, whereas, as some person I know put it not so nicely, H418ov21.C was cheap Casio-keyboard music, Suuri Shamaani is anything but; on the contrary, quite professional and well executed.

Its sound is dark as you may have surmised but, in addition, bleak and lifeless as nothing I have yet heard from this artist. Dismal and obscure and consisting primarily of rumbling bass the ten tracks on this CD paint quite a barren landscape.

Perhaps it can be better illustrated as a journey to an abandoned or destroyed world? The impression here is that something lived on this planet - what we can call planet Suuri Shamaani - at one time, but no longer, and the listener is given a tour of the withered remains.

Segments of faint and distorted voices are heard phasing back and forth through its dense atmosphere like lost radio transmissions. And during one of the tracks I hear a person slowly counting backwards in what appears to be French, as though you're taping into an old recording of a rocket take-off, lost in the noise.

All the while, textured rumbling shifts in and out of phase as low-end blips and random pulses surface in the mix at unpredictable moments - all mixed together into one seamless tapestry of exobiological investigation.

The result is stark and minimal, especially during the lengthier tracks, and I fear that most people who are unaccustomed to this sort of music will find it boring or too bizarre for their taste.

But the repetition and deliberate lack of coherence is precisely what give this release its magic, in my opinion. As a plus, the CD features some digital tracks with a video of one of the tracks from the release, "Jannite."

It is of course the only place you will ever see it and it is quite excellent. All in all, I would have to say that as much as I enjoy his earlier material, Mysteerian Maailma is where Leiho has found his definite niche - this is a worthy addition to any experimental music collection.

Y. Arkadin

Suuri Shamaani [scan by Johnny]
Suuri Shamaani
Interview 1993:
Interview done by Stefan Lons, editor of Witchcraft magazine.
1st published in Witchcraft, iss II, Nov. '93

Beherit from Finland are one of the most interesting Black Metal acts coming from this land at the moment "Drawing Down the Moon" is a real masterpiece for me: Much more interesting and better that this bootleg made by Turbo music (facists, stay away!), So I'd liked to write to the guy who formed Beherit, Holocausto. He send me the aswers after a short time, but he was very sorry because at the moment he's homeless, so he hasn't the time to send me longer asnwers. It's a real pity, but what can I do? So read and enjoy!

"Drawing Down the Moon" is your newest release on Spinefarm Records. A better deal? How is the respnse of your new one?
"Yeah, I think it's a cool deal now because I know personally the dudes in Spinefarm. The response has been pretty good."

Why did Turbo Music put your "Oath of the black blood" demo on vinyl? I think it wasn't that good!
"The oath of black blood" was a bootleg, we didn't want it.

Most songs of your new album are slow and much better. Your voice's also much more agressive I think. Realm Blackmetal now, and no blacknoise anymore?
I don't know, is it real Blackmetal but there's a real feeling. I still like Noiz but hope it's okay.

You use a keyboard too for intro's and the background music. Do you need such effects?
No, not really. But it was a good atmosphere processor.

I read in an Impaled Nazarene interview that Mika cll Beherit their "brother band". Do you agree?
100%ly!!! (oh hell yes, this was a good answer!-ed.)

Aren't there too much 'zines. Bad 'zines who destroy the whole scene? Do you think the scene need zines?
Too much zine's, but the scene need zines

I'd like to know (and I think some readers too) what do you think about witchcraft, satanism and other occult stuff!
Very interesting...ODINISM/ASATRU

We can see all day long what we're doing wiith this planet and ourselves. How much time do we need to destroy our earth totally?
One hour and fifteen minutes.

Back to your new album again. Who is Beherit now? Any new members? Who left the band after your "first" LP?
No new members, I'm just alone right now, but I move to Helsinki in a couple of months time and there I know some cool freaks to band.

What is life and death for you?
Life is a party, death is a party (hahah, this is really funny! -ed.).

And a boring question, any plans to release something new next time?
Yeah, a 12" underground release in 1994

What do you think happened after the dead? Do you believe in this "Heaven and Hell" story or is it possible for you to live on earth like a ghost?
Hard!!! Valhalla.

Could you tell me something about Iak Sakkakh?
No, what should I?

What means "The gate of Nanna" or "Nuclear girl"? Is there any message behind such songs?
The gate of Nanna, moon, sin... Necronomicon text. Nuclear Girl - metal ambient, the house of A. Crowley in my mind.

Now let's come to an end! Any last things from you?
Thank you and I want to sent greetings to all my friends in Germany (Yep, thanks also to you for this interview, wich is really short, but I can understand your situation). I have had some problems to do the mail and I am homeless still for two months, all contacts to the new Spinefarm adress.

Spinefarm Records
Arkadiankatu 20b
00100 Helsinki
= = =
Typed in by Magnus Thor Magnusson 21/04/96, while listening to his inner "White Noise".
Thanx Magnus - JX 02
Spinefarm Beherit page

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