"some music was meant to stay underground..."


Formed: 1987
From: Stockholm, Sweden
Last Known Status: Disbanded

Latest Nihilist News

Below is our complete Nihilist 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.


1985-1995: The Golden Age of Death Metal

Death should be credited with creating death metal, at least the old school style we recognize now, as they birthed the infamous Tampa, Florida sound. Bands such as Autopsy and Obituary—two of the forerunners—would not exist without Death. Death is not the true father of death metal, though. That distinction goes to Possessed. The California Bay Area group not only played a style of brutal, vicious metal, with loads of Satanic imagery, they also coined the term “death metal” on the “Seven Churches” album.

Around 1985, albums similar to “Slowly We Rot” (Obituary) and “Mental Funeral” (Autopsy) simply did not exist. Thrash was the fasted, craziest music around. Of course Possessed has already been mentioned, but the influence of Slayer, who obviously influenced Possessed, can not be under recognized. Where Possessed was different was they used a rougher production. Dark Angel, whose drummer, Gene Hoglan, would go on to be one of the most heralded drummers in the metal biz, certainly showed a good dose of Slayer in their sound. In the beginning, Slayer was nothing more than a faster, nefarious, more solo-oriented Venom protégé. More...

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Toxic Holocaust Announces More US Tour Dates

TOXIC HOLOCAUST has announced the following US tour dates:

April 6 - Everett , WA - Tony V’s (w/ GOLERS)
April 7 - Bremerton , WA - AFU (w/ GOLERS)
April 8 - Spokane , WA - The Cretin Hop (w/ GOLERS)
April 10 - Oakland , CA - The Metro (w/ BONDED BY BLOOD, FUELED BY FIRE, NIHILIST)
April 12 - San Diego , CA - Radio Room (FREE Show w/ GOLERS)
April 13 - Boyle Heights , CA - The Blvd. (w/ GOLERS)
April 14 - Sacramento , CA - On The Y (w/ GOLERS)
April 21 - West Chester , PA - The Note (w/ MUNICIPAL WASTE, BLACK ANVIL)
April 22 - Brooklyn , NY - Knitting Factory (w/ MUNICIPAL WASTE, ATTAKE)
April 23 - Asbury Park , NJ - Asbury Lanes (w/ MUNICIPAL WASTE, BLACK ANVIL)
April 25 - Washington , DC - Rock N Roll Hotel (w/ MUNICIPAL WASTE, BLACK ANVIL)


May 12 - Osaka , Japan - Club Quattro
May 13 - Nagoya , Japan - Club Quattro
May 14 - Tokyo , Japan - Club Quattro
May 27 - Austin , TX - Red 7 (as part of Chaos In Tejas)

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Entrapment Streaming Nihilist Cover Online

Newly formed Dutch metallers Entrapment have posted a cover online of a Nihilist track. The song "Supposed to Rot" can be heard at the official Entrapment MySpace page.

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Austrian Death Machine Announces Support

Austrian Death Machine has announced the supporting bands for the handful of upcoming shows later this month. Here are the details:

Sat. Dec 27 - Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
- Austrian Death Machine
- Antagonist
- Braver
- one more band to be announced...

Sun. Dec 28 - Victorville, CA @ Karma
- Austrian Death Machine
- more bands to be announced
- Blood Stands Still
- SixChamberSolution
- Mandalyns Bell
- [and hopefully] Impending Doom

Mon. Dec 29 - Tempe, AZ @ The Clubhouse
- Austrian Death Machine
- Split the Enemy
- The Irish Front
- Howitzer

Tue. Dec. 30 - San Marcos, CA @ Jumping Turtle
- Austrian Death Machine
- Impending Doom
- Nihilist
- An End of Days
- She Said Sever

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Entombed Re-issues Announced

REGAIN RECORDS has inked a deal with Threeman Recordings to reissue five titles from Swedish death metallers ENTOMBED/NIHILIST till the end of 2008 in North America. The list includes the following titles:

ENTOMBED's "Inferno"
ENTOMBED's "Unreal Estate"
ENTOMBED's "Serpent Saints"
ENTOMBED's "When In Sodom"
NIHILIST's "Nihilist Demos"

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Bonded By Blood, M.O.D. Tour Dates

Bonded By Blood, M.O.D., Fueled By Fire, and Nihilist will team up for brief West Coast tour this summer. Here are the latest tour dates:

8/30 San Marcos, CA @ The Jumping Turtle (Burning Star Festival)
8/31 Fresno, CA @ Audie's Olympic Club
9/1 San Francisco, CA @ Annie's Social Club
9/2 Oakland, CA @ The Metro
9/3 San Jose, CA @ Voodoo Lounge
9/4 Hollywood, CA @ The Knitting Factory w/ Agent Steel
9/5 Tempe, AZ @ The Sets

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Bonded By Blood Announces West Coast Tour

"Thrash never rests" says BONDED BY BLOOD as they have just confirmed a string of late-August/early-September west coast dates with (ex-S.O.D. vocalist) Billy Milano's M.O.D. (Method of Destruction), thrashers-in-crime FUELED BY FIRE and NIHILIST.

The dates are as follows:

8/30 San Marcos, CA @ The Jumping Turtle - Burning Star Festival
8/31 Fresno, CA @ Audie's Olympic Club
9/1 San Francisco, CA @ Annie's Social Club
9/2 Oakland, CA @ The Metro
9/3 San Jose, CA @ Voodoo Lounge
9/4 Hollywood, CA @ The Knitting Factory w/ Agent Steel
9/5 Tempe, AZ @ The Sets

More date to be released soon.

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Metalrulez Productions Announces Two Fall Releases

Metalrulez Productions has announed two new releases due this fall. Their announcement follows:

"We are proud to annouce that in Autumn we will release Stahlmantel - "Satan Snuff Machine".
Stahlmantel is a project created by Bartsch (also in Bethlehem). His newest creation is a combination of dark electronic sounds with aggresive black metal vocals of Nihilist (also in Abazagorath, In Memorium, Lord Gore etc) and twisted riffs by Olaf Eckhardt (also in Bethlehem). No fucking remorse! Really sick, twisted, suicidal music!

"In Autumn we will also release a newest Inseminator album. No suprises here, only pure oldschool thrash/black/death metal. Prepare yourself for total destruction!"

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Nihilist Limited Ed. Box Set Due This Fall-Winter

A limited-edition box set pre-ENTOMBED recordings is tentatively scheduled for release this fall/winter via Threeman Recordings. "This box will not only be a limited luxurious lookin' motha, it will also have all kinds of rare NIHILIST recordings on it and even some pre-NIHILIST stuff such as BRAINWARP and more!" reads a statement from the label.

Threeman Recordings recently issued a one-CD collection of NIHILIST demos, entitled simply "Nihilist". The album features liner notes from former Metal Maniacs contibutor/current label manager for Century Media Records, Ula Gehret.

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Choosing Death... In Stores Now

"Choosing Death: The Improbable History of Death Metal & Grindcore" is available in stores. The book, published by Feral House, revisits critical moments in the history of the grindcore and death metal genres. “Choosing Death: The Original Soundtrack,” the Relapse Records companion CD compilation to “Choosing Death” featuring classic tracks from Carcass, Cannibal Corpse, Morbid Angel, Death, At the Gates, and many more in addition to exclusive, never-before-heard songs from Nihilist (pre-Entombed), Suffocation and Pig Destroyer, is also available.

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