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Formed: 2000
From: Notodden, Norway
Last Known Status: Disbanded


Formed from the ashes of Emperor, Zyklon released their debut World ov Worms in 2001 to worldwide critical acclaim. The Norwegian band, featuring guitarist Destructhor and bassist/vocalist Secthdamon (also of Myrkskog), with drummer Trym and guitarist Samoth, participated on the successful "Extreme Music for Extreme People" US tour featuring Morbid Angel, Deicide, Soilent Green and Exhumed. In early 2002, the band began work on their second album, Aeon. Since its late 2003 release, the album has received overwhelming support from Terrorizer, Metal Maniacs, Brave Words Bloody Knuckles, Kerrang, Unrestrained and countless others.

Zyklon Interviews and Features

Below are our features and interviews with Zyklon.


Samoth Brings About The Wretched End

When the mighty Emperor finally hung up its crown, guitarist Samoth went on to join Zyklon, which in turn also saw its demise after the release of three full-length albums. The Norwegian guitar prodigy is now back with The Wretched End's first release "Ominous." Samoth took out some time to talk about the changing sound between the three bands, from black metal to death metal and now to thrash influenced extreme metal. He also discussed the fitting apocalyptic themes of The Wretched End, and revealed the band is already working on a second album. More...

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