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Formed: 1996
From: Victoria, BC, Canada
Last Known Status: Active

Background

Allfather was birthed during the early stages in 1996. At first, a three piece made up by Justin Hagberg playing guitar, Craig Stewart on drums and Paul Jacobsen doing vocals. This collection created an unreleased demo entitled "Render to the Unlight" (1996). After a while this era faded and Paul Jacobsen took up the duty of playing drums. With the addition of Cam Pipes on bass, Allfather began a new epoch and formed their first independently released recording entitled "Wrath of the Bloodthirsty" (1998), an exploratory six song collection that combined visionary philosophy and raw brutality. The need to unleash Allfather to the masses soon came and an independent vocalist was needed to do so, allowing kinsman Chad Klassen to take up the post. After playing a number of shows, another recording was completed to encourage label support. A five song promotional MCD (1999) was prepared and again independently released. Focus on ascension and war dominated the theme of this new release. Another campaign of shows was unchained, to further Allfathers cause. It was during this effort that a new bass player was introduced: Adam Angus, a strong comrade that would prove very worthy to join the ranks. Soon after this addition, another recording was organized (recorded 2001) and Allfather agreed to be in the company of four other cults on a split CD released by Realms of Darkness Productions and Dark Horizon Records. Allfather contributed five songs to this CD which houses a range of diverse styles, ranging from epic melodic Black Metal to raw and punishing War Metal. Allfather, Nebron (Hungary), Hordes of the Lunar Eclipse (USA) and Gnostic (USA) made up this vicious compilation entitled "Lead us to War and Final Glory" (2002).

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