Beherit is a black metal band from Finland. The band was formed in 1989 by Nuclear Holocausto (Marko Laiho), Black Jesus (Arjo Wennström) and Sodomatic Slaughter (Jari Pirinen), with the purpose of performing "the most primitive, savage, hell-obsessed black metal imaginable".[1] "Beherit" is the Syriac word for Satan. Through the uncommercial nature of their music, visuals and live performances, the band quickly attracted a cult following. Besides the "raw" sound, the band's music is noted for its avant-garde side and emphasis on atmosphere. Beherit are now regarded as a pioneer in their genre.

As a full band, Beherit released one full-length album and many demos and compilations of raw and minimalistic black metal. They disbanded soon after the release of the experimental 1993 album Drawing Down the Moon, which is now considered a classic of the genre. Laiho, the group's frontman, continued as a solo project and released two more albums under the band's name, H418ov21.C in 1994 and Electric Doom Synthesis in 1995. These albums are usually categorized as dark ambient. Although they were completely electronic, the albums carried the atmosphere of the band's black metal recordings. Original members Nuclear Holocausto and Sodomatic Slaughter reformed the band in 2008, now a four-piece featuring new members Ancient Corpse Desekrator and Abyss.


At the Devil’s Studio 1990 / 2011

01. Rehearsal – 1.52
02. Grave Desecration Vengeance – 3.44
03. At the Devil's Churns – 2.48
04. Nocturnal Evil – 3.07
05. Whores of Belial – 3.55
06. Witchcraft – 2.56
07. The Oath of Black Blood – 2.51
08. Six Days with Sadistic Slayer – 2.47
09. Demonomancy – 2.27

Engram / 2009

01. Axiom Heroine
02. Destroyer of Thousand Worlds
03. All in Satan
04. Pagan Moon
05. Pimeyden henki
06. Suck My Blood
07. Demon Advance

Electric Doom Synthesis / 1996

01. Ambush
02. We Worship
03. Dead Inside
04. Beyond Vision
05. Deep Night 23rd
06. Drawing Down the Moon
07. Sense
08. Temple ov Lykos

H418ov21.C / 1994

01. The Gate of Inanna
02. Tribal Death
03. Emotional Ecstasy
04. Fish
05. 21st Century
06. Paradise (Part II)
07. Mystik Force
08. Spirit of the God of Fire
09. E-scape

Drawing Down the Moon / 1993

01. Intro (Tireheb)
02. Salomon's Gate
03. Nocturnal Evil
04. Sadomatic Rites
05. Black Arts
06. The Gate of Nanna
07. Nuclear Girl
08. Unholy Pagan Fire
09. Down There...
10. Summerlands
11. Werewolf, Semen and Blood
12. Thou Angel of the Gods
13. Lord of Shadows and Goldenwood

The Oath of Black Blood / 1991

01. Intro
02. Metal of Death
03. The Oath of Black Blood
04. Grave Desecration
05. Witchcraft
06. Goat Worship
07. Demonomancy
08. Black Mass Prayer
09. Beast of Damnation
10. Hail Sathanas
11. Dawn of Satan's Millennium



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Pagan Moon



Nuclear Holocausto (Marko Laiho)
vocals, guitar, keyboards, programming (1989–1996, 2008–present)
Sodomatic Slaughter (Jari Pirinen)
drums (1989–1993, 2008–present)
Ancient Corpse Desekrator (Sami Tenetz)
guitar (2008–present)
bass (2008–present)


Daemon Fornication
Black Jesus (Arjo Wennström)
Kimmo Luttinen

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