Ordo Templi Orientis – The Black Metal Band

As Public Information Officer, I regularly monitor media coverage of our Most Holy Order via Google Alerts and note that, along with actual coverage of the Order there’s a fair amount relating to a band who’s named itself after our fraternal society. And I finally decided to try and find out a bit more about them:

According to http://www.darkside.ru/band/7044/ “Ordo Templi Orientis” is a:  “Belarusian band, created in 2004 by Gesmas Lvcen Waarg (aka Asmodey Nahema, also known by his Grieved Sometime Valley, Pant, Goat Occult Christgasm) in Grodno. First 4 years he worked alone, as a result – a lot of DEMOs of raw black metal. In 2008 Gabriel Van Abatth joined the project. At that time the first official release “Where Eternally Autumn Winds Blow” comes at Rigorism Production, genre: atmospheric / depressive black metal.” Apparently they split up a few years ago

The project appears to have had 14 releases including compilations  -as recounted here: http://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Ordo_Templi_Orientis/3540272740

You can hear a track from 2009’s Dysphory here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDDV_50X4-0

Here’s a review of one of their more recent works: http://www.transcendingobscurity.com/Webzine/1024/Album.aspx

And here’s their Bandcamp page: http://ordotempliorientis1.bandcamp.com/

So far, there’s been no indication that they have any involvement with THE Ordo Templi Orientis.

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