Forgotten Tomb

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Forgotten Tomb


Year Formed
Piacenza, Emilia-Romagna


With 13 years of activity, 6 full-length albums + a double live in studio, live shows all over Europe and a worldwide underground following, FORGOTTEN TOMB definitely deserves its cult status in the current Extreme Metal scene.

With now-classic albums like the milestones 'Songs To Leave' (2002) and 'Springtime Depression' (2003), the band practically crafted and gave birth to a whole new sub-genre, now regarded as Depressive Black/Doom Metal; then it managed to evolve it, destroy it and reshape it with the highly acclaimed 'Love's Burial Ground' (2004) and the controversial 'Negative Megalomania' (2007), breaking every kind of musical boundaries and expanding the sound of the band, incorporating in a unique brand a wide range of influences from the Metal, Rock and Dark fields. What's certain is that the band has always been and still is on top of the genre, as well as being one of the leading bands in the so-called third wave of Black Metal.

With a history made of suicide-promoting lyrics and pictures, antisocial and over-the-top declarations, nihilistic attitude, self-destructive behaviours of band members and fans alike, and banned cover artworks, FORGOTTEN TOMB surely managed to keep an high profile and a bad reputation during all these years. But being born under a bad star didn't stop FORGOTTEN TOMB from becoming one of the most respected Black Metal bands of today, thanx to its constant 'do-it-yourself' attitude and coherence, which led the band to play an ever-increasing amount of memorable live-shows all over Europe, often headlining or co-headlining big Extreme Metal festivals and concerts, sometimes even without a new album to promote nor a record-deal.

After celebrating it's 10th year anniversary in 2009 and releasing 'Under Saturn Retrograde' in 2011, the band embarked on an impressive set of shows which led them to play nearly 30 gigs over a year, including high-profile festivals such as Hellfest (FRA), Extremefest (GER/AT) and Kings Of Black Metal (GER). New album "...And Don't Deliver Us From Evil" is being released in October 2012 and the band will then restart a non-stop live activity to promote it.