Szwecja / Sweden
Date of establishing :
dark rock, Gothic Metal, Gothic Rock
Band members:Johan Edlund
Biography:Tiamat is a Swedish band formed in 1987, which music at first has been the subject of debate, utilizing subgenres like black metal, progressive, doom/death and gothic. Originators of the band have focused on what has been described as atmospheric gothic metal with ethnic, psychedelic and experimental elements.
Debut from June 1990 "Sumerian Cry" was higgly acclaimed and frontman of Tiamat started to modify the band's style with influences ranging from Mercyful Fate, Candlemass, Pink Floyd and King Crimson, with Sumerian lyrical themes.
1994's critically acclaimed "Wildhoney" mixed raw vocals, slow guitar riffs and synthesizer sounds which sounded different from other extreme metal bands active at that time. Upon the release of "A Deeper Kind of Slumber" in 1997, Edlund relocated from Sweden to Germany and declared himself the only permanent member of the band; all albums that would follow would cement the band into a more gothic rock sound, quite different from the extreme music they did in the years before, with recent albums showing a Sisters of Mercy and Pink Floyd influence.