One of the first wave of American black metal bands, PROFANATICA have purveyed primeval blasphemy on nigh for three decades, vomiting forth the most vulgar strain of black metal ejaculate. Led by founder Paul Ledney, the trio desecrate everything sacred with a ferocious stream of chainsaw guitars and relentless battery. PROFANATICA walk as kings in the murky depths of the black metal scene.
In 1990, Aragon Amori, Paul Ledney, and Brett Makowski departed INCANTATION due to artistic differences, leading to the birth of PROFANATICA. Influenced by such classic cults as VENOM, NECROVORE, SARCOFAGO, and BATHORY, the unholy trinity together had a passion to create raw and sacrilegious Black Metal. The band has since released four full-lengths and over a dozen demos, splits, and compilations. However, their story is not one without controversy as the masters for what was supposed to be their first full-length, initially titled ‘The Raping of the Virgin Mary,’ were unfortunately destroyed in the studio, although, there are conflicting stories about what really happened. The band parted ways until Ledney resurrected PROFANATICA with two new members in 2001. Despite dropping their first demo in 1990, their long overdue debut full-length, ‘Profanatitas de Domonatia,’ was released 17 years after the band’s conception.
In 2019, PROFANATICA formed an unholy union with Season of Mist and released ‘Rotting Incarnation of God,’ which was nothing short of blasphemous perversions, sacrilegious incantations, and furious, unrelenting black metal. The kings of USBM are back to bless you with another assault of unholy hellfirenow in 2023 with another nasty and perverse offering.
Panzerfaust is a Canadian black metal band formed in 2005 as an entity forged from the combined desire to create music and writing equally voided of their conventions. Categorically a black metal band, Panzerfaust however claims no devotional framework, and firmly holds an anti-theistic postion. Panzerfaust has NO ideology, but rather pursues ideas for the ideas themselves. In our view – nothing is sacred.
Let no man be saved from our judgment; only the dead have seen the end of the war.
American black metal
The band formed in early 2022 in secret, from a collection of underground and experienced creatives who sought to birth a fresh, yet hauntingly ancient, perspective on black metal.
Inspired by bands such as Nightbringer, Enslaved, Watain, Behemoth, and many more – they seek to immerse their listeners with a unique blend of prophetically heavy atmosphere & dissonant/binaural harmonies, while exploring ancient worlds and forgotten gods of old.
While they are still in the studio working on their first recordings, they made their thundering live debut at THE WC SOCIAL CLUB in May 2023, opening for DOYLE, wowing new fans and creating demand for their previously unheard of presence.