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Formed: 1995
From: Main, Germany
Last Known Status: Active


Agathdaimon are a melodic black/death metal band that combine the epic sound of Dimmu Borgir with the hard guitar sound of bands like Satyricon and Mayhem.

Founded in September 1995 by guitar vocalist, Sathonys and drummer,Matthias R., Agathdaimon were later joined by keyboardist Vlad and bassist Marko through ads in magazines. Two months later they were joined by second guitarist, Hyperion.

With this line up Agathdaimon recorded their first demo "Carpe Noctem" in April 1996. This got the attention of Century Media who ended up signing them. After some touring the band recorded their second demo, "Near Dark" in March 1997. "Near Dark" got many label's interest and Agathdaimon decided to go to Nuclear Blast because they offered the best support in reguards to finances and promotion.

Before recording of their debut album, "Blacken the Angel" in 1998, Vlad got stuck in Romania while visiting, the government wouldn't let him leave. So, Agathdaimon finished the album and did tours with guest musicians until late 1999 when they went to Romania to be with Vlad for the recording of the follow up to "Blacken the Angel", "Higher Art of Rebellion". "Higher Art of Rebellion" was then released in 2000 and the band was reunited with Vlad.

After touring, Agathdaimon went to work on the 2002 release, "Chapter III". After this release Vlad and Marko left the band and Agathdaimon assembled the current line up for the most recent release, 2004's "Serpent's Embrace".

Latest Agathodaimon News

Below is our complete Agathodaimon 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.

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Agathodaimon Updates European Tour Schedule

German metal band, Agathodaimon, has issued the following update:

"This time, we've got some last minute-news: We’ll play at legendary Brutal Assault Festival (Czech Republic) near Jaromer (130km east of Prague) next Saturday. More info: http://brutalassault.cz/en"

"And we're especially happy to see our romanian fans soon again, at the biggest metal festival ever to take place in Romania: We'll participate along with approx. 100 bands during 4 days at Rock City Festival on Sunday, 23.08., check out http://www.myspace.com/rockcityf for more info!" More...

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Agathodaimon Changes Celtic Rock Set Time

German metallers Agathodaimon have issued the following announcement about changing their set time at the upcoming Celtic Rock Open Air Festival:

"The festival crew of the Celtic Rock Open Air where we are playing tomorrow changed the playing time last minute! We're playing now at six o'clock in the evening. See you there!"

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Agathodaimon Updates Festival Tour Schedule

German metallers Agathodaimon have issued the following update about their upcoming festival appearances:

"Yes, here’s some news again!

"First of all, thanks to the romanian fans who made the show at Samfest / Satu Mare such a nice event. We’ll hopefully see you all at Rock City Festival, 23rd of August in Fetesti! There’s already a bunch of pics in our gallery to be seen- if you’ve been there and made pics, send them to us!

"Our german fans will be able to see us this Friday at Zabbaduschder Festival, don’t miss it! One Man Army, Neara, Disbelief, God Dethroned and others will be there as well.

"As you might have noticed, we’ve meanwhile also been confirmed for Wacken Rocks South and Wacken Rocks Seaside. So, a good opportunity to see us, especially for all those festival visitors that prefer it big. More...

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Agathodaimon Launches New Website

German metallers Agathodaimon have issued the following announcement about launching a new website:

"Hi guys,

"Time for some news! Finally, our website is back online- there's still a bunch of things in our heads and on our 'to do'-list that need to be realized, but it's already worth a look, so feel free to browse it and leave a message in our guestbook. And if you don't know the URL- it's www.agathodaimon.de (not that hard to remember, hm?)

"Also, for our romanian friends, we'll be playing the Samfest (Satu Mare) this weekend! We hope to see many of you there- there's lots of cool bands such as Communic, Evergrey, Graveworm, Negura Bunget and others, so be there!"

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Agathodaimon Annoucnes European Festival Dates

German metal band AGATHODAIMON has announced that they will be participating in the following european summer festivals:

11.7. Samfest Rock Open Air, Satu Mare, Rumänien
18.7. Zabbaduschder Festival, Urbach, Baden-Württemberg
24.7. Celtic Rock Open Air, Burg Greifenstein bei Herborn, Hessen
23.8. Rock City Open Air, Fetesti, Rumänien
29.8. Wacken Rocks South, Rieden/Kreuth, Bayern
30.8. Wacken Rocks Seaside, Aurich, Niedersachsen

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Agathodaimon Endorsed By Pyramid Strings

Agathodaimon has issued the following announcement about becoming endorsed by Pyramid Strings:

"For all wondering about the yellow banner beneath our video-section: We are very happy to announce that AGATHODAIMON are now endorsed by Pyramid-Strings. Playing their strings and guitar picks exclusively is a pleasure and we are very proud of it. For more information about Pyramid please check here or here."

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Lineup Confirmed For Rock City Open Air Fest 2009

The Romanian Rock City Open Air Festival 2009 will take place August 20 - 23 in Fetesti. The currently confirmed bands for the festival include:

Agathodaimon, Amon Amarth, Ancient Rites, Belphegor, Betrayer, Blaze Bayley, Blood Red Throne, Brainstorm, Candlemass, Mayhem, Solitude Aeturnus, Dew Scented, Snapjaw, Euphobia, The Cold Existence, Crossover, Dawn of Destiny, De Profundis, Eastern Front, Paul Dianno, Einherjer, Ghamorean, Hollenthon, Immortal, Infected Rain, Lacrimas Profundere, Lake of Tears, Moribund Oblivion, Onslaught, Overgarven, Primal Fear, The Revenge Project, Sinner, Sirenia, Stormlord, Theatres des Vampires, Trail of Tears, and Vendetta.

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Agathodaimon Issues Update On New Album, "Phoenix"

Agathodaimon has issued the following update about their upcoming album "Phoenix:"

"Time for some news again! We uploaded a new song snippet, this time you'll get to hear the first minutes of "Alone In The Dark (Death Angel's Shadow)" on our MySpace page. This song is one of the bonus tracks of the limited digipack edition of PHOENIX, so preorder now before they're gone! Did we mention already that it's a 6 page-digipack, features 14 tracks with a playing time of more than 72 minutes, and a booklet of 20 pages?

"We also promised to reveal the tracklist, so here we go:

Devil's Deal
Ground Zero
Ghost Of A Soul
Time Is The Fire
To Our Ashes
Amongst The Vultures
Oncoming Storm
Throughout The Fields Of Unshaded Grace
Grey Whisper More...

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Agathodaimon Streaming New Song Online

German black metal band Agathodaimon has issued the following statement about streaming a new song online:

"The countdown has started- only 30 days left until our new album PHOENIX will be released (20th march)
To give you a little pre-taste of what’s to come, we already uploaded a new song to our MySpace page!
“Heliopolis” will be the opener of the album, and is also featured on the CD-compilation of the upcoming issue of german Metal Hammer (probably also the next Legacy magazine). Check it out and let us know about your opinion on our myspace-page!

"And don’t forget; we’ve never been a band where one song sounds like the other, so we’ll be uploading some samples of more songs as the release date gets closer, to give you a better insight on what PHOENIX will sound like.

"By the way, we’re building a street- and e-team; should you be interested in supporting the band, drop a mail to team@agathodaimon.de and let us know how you’d like to spread the word! The most active people will receive signed CD’s, rare/exclusive merchandise, meet&greet with the band etc."

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Paul Di'Anno & Blaze Bayley To Play Romanian Show

Romanian rock festival Rock City Open Air will feature two former Iron Maiden vocalists this year in the form of Paul Di'Anno and Blaze Bayley. The festival will be held from August 20th - 23rd in the city of Fetesti.

The lineup is as follows:

Amon Amarth
Ancient Rites
Blaze Bayley
De Profundis
Eastern Front
Hanzel Und Gretyl
Moribund Oblivion Sirenia
Paul Di'Anno
The Cold Existance
The Revenge Project
Theatres Des Vampires

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Agathodaimon Announces German Tour Dates

German black metal band AGATHODAIMON has announced a number of German live dates. Here are the latest dates:

20.2. Mainz, Kulturcafé
28.2. Winternachtstraum-Festival
21.3. Köln, Underground (feat. Catamenia, Agrypnie + supports)*
22.3. Essen, Zeche Carl (feat. Catamenia, Agrypnie + supports)*
28.3. Stuttgart, Club Zentral

Agathodaimon announced Chris "Ashtrael" Bonner as their new vocalist late last year.

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Agathodaimon Welcomes New Vocalist

German blackened death metallers, Agathodaimon have issued the following update on their MySpace page:

"After lots of rehearsals and a long search, we finally can confirm and hereby present our new vocalist Chris "Ashtrael" Bonner [photo]."

"Amongst the candidates during the past weeks, he was the one that really convinced us with his motivation, attitude and of course his awesome voice!" More...

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Agathodaimon Searching For New Vocalist

German metal band Agathodaimon are currently looking for a new vocalist to complete their line-up. The band issued the following statement on their website:

We are currently finishing the works on our upcoming fifth album "Phoenix", but still on the search for a new vocalist as permanent member.

Please note that only applications from Germany are taken into consideration- thanks to all those people from around the globe who’ve shown their interest so far, but it’s of no use if a potential vocalist is living on another continent as we’re rehearsing often. Until a new member is found, Jonas Iscariot will support us for upcoming gigs such as the one in Romania, 26th July.

Skilled and motivated vocalists are invited to send info/bio and samples of their work to management@agathodaimon.de!

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Agathodaimon Seek New Drummer

German black/death/gothic metallers AGATHODAIMON are looking for reliable and skilled drummer.

Requirements are as follows:

* You should have band and live experience already
* You should be able to play with a click track/metronome
* You should have a professional attitude and dedication

No applications from outside of Germany will be considered.

Interested parties are invited to send more information and audio samples to management@agathodaimon.de. More...

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Agathodaimon Announces New Lineup

German black/death/gothic metallers AGATHODAIMON have announced the addition of Jonas Iscariot (vocals) and Jan Jansohn (guitar) to the group's ranks. "After a bunch of rehearsals with the new guys, we feel that we now have the strongest lineup ever and can't wait to hit the stage again!" the band said in a statement.


Felix Ü. Walzer (keys)
Till Ottinger (bass)
Jonas Iscariot (vocals)
Matthias Rodig (drums)
Sathonys (guitars)
Jan Jansohn (guitars) More...

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Agathodaimon Vocalist Leaves

After the tour through Spain and Portugal in late November (some pics from the tour can be seen at the website of Agathodaimon here), vocalist/guitarist Frank "Akaias" Nordmann revealed that he will leave the band due to personal reasons.

"This decision was not easy for him, but Frank has priorities other than music at the moment. Music means much to all of us, but it's not everything that counts in life, sometimes other things are more important, and we understand his decision fully. We collectively wish him all the best for his future plans and thank him for the great time we spent together in the rehearsal room, on stage and of course off stage as well", said guitarist Sathonys. More...

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Agathodaimon Announces New Bassist

German black metallers AGATHODAIMON have announced the addition of bassist Till Ottinger (ex-MISANTHROPIC) to the group's ranks.

AGATHODAIMON is currently working on the follow-up to 2004's "Serpent's Embrace", tentatively due on November 24 via Nuclear Blast Records.

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Agathodaimon Announce New Bassist

German black metallers AGATHODAIMON have announced the addition of bassist Till Ottinger (ex-MISANTHROPIC) to the group's ranks.

AGATHODAIMON is currently working on the follow-up to 2004's "Serpent's Embrace", tentatively due on November 24 via Nuclear Blast Records.

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Agathodaimon Recording New Album

Guitarist Sathonys of the German black metallers AGATHODAIMON has issued the following update:

"Mid-way through 2005 and work on the sixth album continues. Recording of the drum tracks is now complete, and the next phase of recording is scheduled to begin soon. We have now locked ourselves away to concentrate all efforts towards the completion of the sixth album, spurning all extraneous human contact until such time as the sacred task is fulfilled. Any and all prior engagements and previous commitments will be ruthlessly forsaken until the opus is finally complete. Upon the completion of the mixing process, the album title and individual track titles will be unveiled in a major press release."

AGATHODAIMON's most recent album, "Serpent's Embrace", was released in June 2004 through Nuclear Blast Records.

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Agathodaimon Pre-Sales Hype

Surging forth from the metal underground scene in 1995, Agathodaimon quickly established themselves as a blunt force to be reckoned with, punishing ears with their grim, abrasive sound and devastating stage performances. Agathodaimon's unique sound is a cohesive fusion of modern metal, doom and goth, with their emphasis firmly enrooted in black metal. Serpent’s Embrace showcases Agathodaimon's musical evolution and stylistic diversity and the album is a must for metal-gourmets that are looking for something special in this crowded and highly competitive scene!

The Campaign:
The band have already shot a music video for the first single& title track of the album, "Serpent's Embrace," which will be serviced to MTV2’s Headbanger’s Ball, Fuse’s Uranium as well as hundreds of regional video program directors.
Internet banner campaign will kick off within the next couple of weeks - banners will be featured on the following sites forstarters: Metaljudgment.com, Uranium.com, Metal-Rules.com, ShatteredSilence.com and DigitalMetal.com!.
A track from "Serpent’s Embrace" will be featured on the September "KnuckleTracks" CD (free CD sampler inserted into every issue of BW&BK magazine - 20,000 in circulation).
Priority servicing to all stations on the CMJ Loud Rock, CMJSpins, FMQB and R&R panels as well as relevant metal magazines like BW&BK, Metal Maniacs, Metal Edge, Pit and Revolver.

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