the heralds of english black metal


It's worth remembering, yet all too easy to forget, that Black Metal was spawned in the industrial North of England, not in a forest by an icy fjord. But as the '80s faded away and the '90s began the Scandinavian hordes laid claim to this darkest of musical forms, asserting their dominance with unassailable might.

Now, there comes to the fray a band whose breathtakingly bold intent is to recapture the throne. Formicarius entwine blasting fury in coils of wicked melody, swathe monstrous power and velocity in cold shrouds of melancholic atmosphere, harness raw savagery with striking skill and musical dexterity.

Formicarius are...

  Lord Saunders   Guitars, Vox

Lord Saunders
Guitars, Vox

  Morath   Keyboards


  Nazarkardeh   Guitars


  H æ gtesse   Bass Guitars, Vox

Bass Guitars, Vox


black mass ritual

Released 21.07.2017 under Schwarzdorn Production

After two years of anticipation, Formicarius' debut album finally arrives!

Featuring the talented artwork of Gary Ronaldson on its cover and throughout, the work of legendary Christophe Szpajdel for the logo.

Track List:

  1. Lake of the Dead
  2. Overlord
  3. May the Rats Eat your Eyes!
  4. Under Darkness
  5. Where the Gods Go to Die
  6. Abhorrent Feast of Minds
  7. A Requiem for the Bloodborn
  8. Master of Past and Present

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Lake of the Dead

by Formicarius