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Countess

Among the first Dutch black metal bands in the early nineties, Countess have always set themselves apart from other bands by a fierce loyalty to their old school influences. For two and a half decades, while fashions came and went, Countess stayed true to their vision and thus earned a worldwide cult status in the metal underground.

In spite of their sworn allegiance to metal orthodoxy, Countess have never shied from innovation. In 1994 they created the first black metal song with Dutch lyrics (Bloed In De Sneeuw) and in 1997 were among the first bands to take a rocking appro ...read more

Among the first Dutch black metal bands in the early nineties, Countess have always set themselves apart from other bands by a fierce loyalty to their old school influences. For two and a half decades, while fashions came and went, Countess stayed true to their vision and thus earned a worldwide cult status in the metal underground.

In spite of their sworn allegiance to metal orthodoxy, Countess have never shied from innovation. In 1994 they created the first black metal song with Dutch lyrics (Bloed In De Sneeuw) and in 1997 were among the first bands to take a rocking approach to the genre (Hell's Rock & Roll).

Over the course of 25 years and 15 full-length albums, Countess' sound has evolved from the raw black metal of the early releases towards a more traditional heavy metal-influenced style. The band's most recent offering, Fires Of Destiny in 2016, being a powerful example of a seamless integration of heavy and black metal elements.

In 2014 the band returned to the stage after a long period of not having played live. Since then, Countess have performed impressive shows at numerous prestigious metal festivals in their own country, Belgium, Germany, Denmark and Finland.

The core of Countess consists of long-time members Orlok (vocals, bass) and Zagan (guitars) who both have been involved with the project since the nineties. They were recently joined by Mortüüm (drums, 2015) and Häxa (keyboards, 2016) to complete what is probably the band's strongest formation to date. « hide

Similar Bands: Bathory, Manowar, Venom, Manilla Road, Hellhammer

LPs
Fires Of Destiny
2016

Sermons of the Infidel
2014

Ancient Lies And Battle Cries
2014

On Wings of Defiance
2011

Burning Scripture
2010

Blazing Flames of War
2007

Holocaust of the God Believers
2006

Spawn of Steel
2005

Heilig Vuur
2004

The Revenge of the Horned One Part II
2002

The Revenge of the Horned One Part I
2001

The Shining Swords of Hate
2000

3.5
4 Votes
The Book of the Heretic
1996

3.8
2 Votes
Ad Maiorem Sathanae Gloriam
1995

The Return of the Horned One
1994

3
1 Votes
The Gospel of the Horned One
1993

3
1 Votes
EPs
Hell's Rock and Roll
1997

The Wrath of Satan's Whore
1995

Live Albums
Doomed To Live
1994

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