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Samael

Samael is a heavy metal Black (Metal/Death Metal) band formed in 1987 in Sion, Switzerland.

Although much of their music from the mid-1990s onwards has incorporated electronic sounds which would best define their genre as industrial metal, they are an early 2nd wave black metal band and innovator for post-black metal styles.

Their first demos presented a slow, doomy style of thrash metal with raw vocals, similar to that of Celtic Frost. Some of the songs would be included on Worship Him (1991) and Blood Ritual (1992), which was assisted in distribution with the he ...read more

Samael is a heavy metal Black (Metal/Death Metal) band formed in 1987 in Sion, Switzerland.

Although much of their music from the mid-1990s onwards has incorporated electronic sounds which would best define their genre as industrial metal, they are an early 2nd wave black metal band and innovator for post-black metal styles.

Their first demos presented a slow, doomy style of thrash metal with raw vocals, similar to that of Celtic Frost. Some of the songs would be included on Worship Him (1991) and Blood Ritual (1992), which was assisted in distribution with the help of late guitarist Euronymous (Øystein Aarseth) of the Norwegian black metal band Mayhem.

Around the time of Ceremony of Opposites (1994), the band started using industrial-styled song techniques, employed by the use of keyboards and (minimalist) acoustic percussion. By this time, they had also left French record label Osmose Productions and signed with Century Media Records.

Their album Passage (1996) saw them gather a larger audience, with the music video for the song "Jupiterian Vibe" getting airplay on MTV's Headbanger's Ball.

After the release of Eternal (1999), Samael would not renew their contract with Century Media. In 2004, Reign of Light was released through independent label Galactical Records.

In 2006, their album Era One was released on Century Media Records. It includes a bonus disc, "Lesson in Magic #1," which is entirely instrumental and done solely by band member Xy. The album itself was recorded in 2002, and the bonus disc a year later. Both were rearranged and remixed in 2005.

In June 2007 they released the album Solar Soul, which summed up and combined many of the styles of their previous albums since "Passage.

Band members Vorph and Xy are reputedly brothers.

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LPs
Lux Mundi
2011

3.4
68 Votes
Above
2009

3.3
78 Votes
Solar Soul
2007

3.3
82 Votes
Reign Of Light
2004

3.5
69 Votes
Eternal
1999

3.4
68 Votes
Passage
1996

4.1
128 Votes
Ceremony Of Opposites
1994

4
106 Votes
Blood Ritual
1992

3.2
55 Votes
Worship Him
1991

3
44 Votes
EPs
Antigod
2010

3.1
11 Votes
Exodus
1998

4.2
19 Votes
Rebellion
1995

3.5
22 Votes
Medieval Prophecy
1988

2.5
4 Votes
Compilations
Era One & Lesson In Magic #1
2006

3.8
15 Votes

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