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Vampiria

Formed: 1997
From: Olavarría, Argentina
Last Known Status: Unknown

Background

The story of Vampiria began in April 1997, in the small town of Olavarría, 400 km south of Buenos Aires. Their style was a sort of Doom/Death Metal with hints of traditional heavy metal. After a short period of time a keyboard-player and a soprano enter the band, closing its birth-sequence. This was a big change in the composition as well as in their sound, having the chance to work with new solutions, and get closer to symphonic black metal and dark-gothic metal.

They recorded a 4 song demo tape, "Legacy In Blood" with which they caught the attention of the label Icarus.
In 1999 they recorded the song "Grull Has Arrived" for the compilation cd "Supernatural Extremities Vol. V," released by the Argentinian magazine Grinder.

In April/May 2000 the band entered the studio "La Nave De Oseberg" to record their debut album "Among Mortals," more than 53 minutes of extremely passionate and stimulating music, with a very good production and an amazing cover art designed once again by the wizards of Temno UnArt (Fall Of The Leafe, Sorg, Arachnes etc.).

In December 2000, "Among Mortals" album has been edited in Argentina by "Icarus Records".

In March 2001, "Among Mortals" album has been edited (Digi-Pack version with a bonus track) in Europe by "War Is Imminent Records" (Spain) under licence of "Icarus Records".

May 2001, Demian (guitars & vocals) leaves Vampiria for personals reasons.

Current Line-up:
Konde - vocals
Iván - bass
Oswalth - guitars & keyboards
Johann V. - drums
Elisa - Keyboards (live shows)

The female vocals have been taken care of several different soprano singers during these years, and in this very moment Daniela Ison is in charge, who also took part of the recordings of their first album.

Latest Vampiria News

Below is our complete Vampiria news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

New Forever Slave Album

"Resurrection" is the new CD of Forever Slave. You will find dark ambients, violins, chorus, a main female voice by gothic model Lady Angellyca and powerful guitars by Servalath and Oswalth (Vampiria) in this CD. Kristian Gundersen (guitar and singer in bands like Sirenia) collaborates in lyrics.

You can find more info at www.foreverslave.com.

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