Nefarium was formed in the second half of the 90’s and since the beginning the band has a purpose to play fast and violent Black Metal. Hailing from the North of Italy, the members - Carnifex, Adventor and Ghoul - gave birth to the very first release in 1999. The demo ‘999’, which was characterized by cutting riffs, icy drums and strong echo effected vocals, was well received from both press and audience. Later on, in 2001, Avernus is released by Maggot Records. Thanks to the collaboration with Summum Algor, the Nefarium drummer, ‘Avernus’ represents a further evolution of the band. Due to the particularly fast drumming, the music style tends towards bands such as Marduk, Dark Funeral or Setherial.
In 2004, was signed a deal between Nefarium and Downfall Records. The Swedish label released ‘Praesidium’ which holds the same raw mood of the previous work but with more powerful and cold sound. The press reactions for ‘Praesidiu’ are positive and the cursade continues succesfully.
The Swedish-oriented style moves ‘Praesidium’ towards Northern Europe and the band earns the esteem by great musicians such as Chaq Mol (Dark Funeral) and Infaustus (Setherial). In September 2007 Nefarium signed to Agonia Records for future releases. Nefarium moved to Sweden and entered Hitfire Studio in summer 2007 to produce their second full-length ‘Haeretichristus’ with Erik Lidbom. The album was put out in January 2008 in USA and Europe, and received great reviews! ‘Haeretichristus’ is an overwhelming work that blends a strong black metal attitude with deeply developed technical and stylistic inserts.
Since the beginning of 2008 Nefarium concentrated on playing live with more intensity and spent the rest of the year playing live in Europe while working on a new material. In the meanwhile Garghuf joined Nefarium as a permanent member. His murderous blast-beats-work is well known from his performances with God Seed (ex-Gorgoroth) and Enthroned - among others.
At the end of 2008 Nefarium toured Europe together with Impiety and Glorior Belli.
During the breakthrough of 2009 and 2010 new album – ‘Ad Discipulum’ - was recorded. 8 tracks of fast, melodic and open-minded Black Metal to the bone. Recorded at Omega Studio in late winter 2010; mixed and mastered at Sonic Train Studio by Andy Larocque (www.sonictrainstudios.se). Guest lead guiteras were recorded by Archaon of 1349 and some guest vocals were spawned by Wildness Perversion of Mortuary Drape.
In March and April the band hits the road together with Dark Funeral to spread the black seed through Europe again. Beware!
1. TONGUE OF THE FIRST POPE (SIMON PETER)
2. HANDS BLEEDING FEAR (PONTIUS PILATE)
3. THE BASTARD SON OF SATAN (JESUS CHRIST)
4. SHEPHERD FOR DEAD LAMBS (JOHAN THE BAPTIST)
5. SHARPENING THE SPEAR OF LONGINUS (CASSIUS LONGINUS)
6. SERVUS SERVORUM SATANAE (BENEDICTUS XVI)
7. SEVEN WHORES OF MAGDALA (MARY MAGDALEINE)
8. MASS INFANTICIDE BY THE KING OF JUDEA (HEROD THE GREAT)