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The Kovenant

The Kovenant (who at this point in time were known as Covenant) was formed in 1993 bytwo black metal artists known as Nagash and Blackheart. They both met when Blackheartdecided to help Nagash with his one-man project Troll. No one seemed to pay attention tothem after releasing a demo titled From the Storm of Shadows, but finally a record label,Mordgrimm, took notice of them and released their first album In Times Before the Light in1997. This album was created when they were both young and established them a fan basein Norway. Covenant signed with Nuclear Blast, a major German labe ...read more

The Kovenant (who at this point in time were known as Covenant) was formed in 1993 bytwo black metal artists known as Nagash and Blackheart. They both met when Blackheartdecided to help Nagash with his one-man project Troll. No one seemed to pay attention tothem after releasing a demo titled From the Storm of Shadows, but finally a record label,Mordgrimm, took notice of them and released their first album In Times Before the Light in1997. This album was created when they were both young and established them a fan basein Norway. Covenant signed with Nuclear Blast, a major German label dedicated to the hard rock scene,in 1998 and recruited four other members to form an actual band. These people wereAstennu (of Dimmu Borgir, Carpe Tenebrum), Sverd (of Arcturus), Sarah Jezebel Deva (ofCradle of Filth and others), and Hellhammer (of Mayhem and others). With these newrecruits, they released their second album, Nexus Polaris, which was hugely successful(mainly thanks to Nuclear Blast's promotions) and is largely considered their best album todate by fans. The album also resulted in the band getting a Norwegian Grammy for BestHard Rock band and led to Nagash leaving Dimmu Borgir (for which he played bass) in orderto concentrate fully on The Kovenant. After the release of Nexus Polaris, Sverd, Astennu, and Sarah were fired for what Lex has saidto be « hide

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LPs
S.E.T.I.
2003

2.5
47 Votes
Animatronic
1999

3.4
57 Votes
Nexus Polaris
1998

3.9
80 Votes
In Times Before The Light
1997

3.6
30 Votes
Compilations
In Times Before the Light (Re-Recording)
2002

3.2
13 Votes

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