Profanatica is a black metal band from New York. They are among the American black metal bands to have emerged early during the Second Wave of black metal, and under the direction of Paul Ledney they have placed profound emphasis on blasphemous themes.
After the founding members of death metal band Incantation split ways due to artistic differences, Paul Ledney, Aragon Amori and Brett Makowski adopted the name Profanatica while John McEntee continued as Incantation. In an interview was implied that Ledney did not recognise the legitimacy of Incantation under McEntee, and he claimed that it was he, Amori and Makowski who originally proposed the name. He has also claimed that McEntee was reluctant to pursue their interests in black metal, corpsepaint and blapshemous themes. However both parties have remained on good terms, and have often collaborated.
In the summer of 1990, they released their first demo Putrescence Of..., followed "Broken Throne of Christ" in December. Brett ...