Thou Art Lord
Thou Art Lord are an Athens-based black metal band, formed in 1993. The line-up consists of former or current members of Greek extreme metal bands Rotting Christ, Necromantia, and now-former musicians from Septic Flesh.
The band's first release was an EP/split with veteran Belgian black metal group Ancient Rites, an effort which would give the group heavy exposure and lead to a record contract with Unisound. They would release their debut full-length album Eosforos the following year, in 1994. Their second release, Apollyon, would be distributed two years later, followed by departure from Unisound and a 6-year hiatus.
The direction of the band is different from the members' main projects, which have used unpredictable streaks of atmosphere, melodicism and experimentation. On the contrary, Thou Art Lord's musical approach is raw, unrelenting death/black metal, with lyrical themes of "apocryphal worshipism" and "Dionysian-influenced satanic philosophy" .
They reconvened in 2002 and ...