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Sear Bliss - Biography



Formed by András Nagy in the autumn of 1993, the band tries to create an outright original music based on dark elements combined with deep visions presented with sheer brutality - and all enveloped in the softening sound of a trumpet and a synthetiser. Lyrically it is a ride in the afterworld and to places where the human body can not enter only the most seeking soul and persistent spirit.

The band's first demo, entitled "The Pagan Winter", was released in April 1995. This four-track tape introduced the band to the underground scene and received great responses from all over the world. This demo resulted in their recording contract with Mascot/Two Moons Records and their debut album, entitled "Phantoms", was released in August 1996. "Phantoms" was the first black metal album to be elected "CD of the Month" in Dutch leader metal magazine Aardschok. Also in many other magazines and fanzines all over the world their debut album got great reviews.

Early 1997 the band toured Europe supporting Tsatthogua and Marduk. The tour was a great success for the band. Just before the tour Two Moons released the four songs from "The Pagan Winter" demo plus a new 12 minutes long epic song entitled "In the Shadow of Another World" on a mini CD.
In August 1997 the band travelled to Holland to record their new album, entitled "The Haunting", in the Beaufort Studio. Most of the material was recorded "live" as the band played together in the studio which gives an extra boost of power and atmosphere to their music. One of the most remarkable things about the new album is the fact that the band came up with very strong songs and melodies yet also a lot of variety in spheres. "The Haunting" contains 7 masterpieces of dark and atmospheric yet brutal and melodic metal.

"Grand Destiny" is recorded. Zoltán Pál joins Sear Bliss as trombone-player.

Sear Bliss signs a deal with Red Stream, Inc. for three albums.

March/April: "Forsaken Symphony" is recorded.
April: Red Stream, Inc. re-releases "Grand Destiny". Sear Bliss, together with the Illyés Gyula Theatrical Company performs "The Beggar´s Opera" in Budapest´s most famous Theater Thália with great success.
October: Red Stream releases "Forsaken Symphony". Sear Bliss does a successful small European tour together with Skyforger, Grief Of Emerald, Obtest, Bestial Mockery.

March: Sear Bliss tours the Benelux as headliner.
April: Sear Bliss plays as supporter with Marduk, Immolation and Malevolent Creation in Budapest.
May: Sear Bliss plays together with Mortiis in Budapest.
November/December: The recording of the fifth full-length album titled Glory And Perdition in the HSB studio with Viktor Scheer and Zoltán Regenye.

"Glory And Perdition" is released in August. It is definitely the band's most mature and strongest release so far. A grandiose album with intense songs, professional sound and magnificent artwork. This album contains guest appearance by Mayhem's vocalist Attila Csihar. The responses from the media have never been so great before.

Sear Bliss' first DVD was released. It contains their highly successful 10th anniversary show, filmed in Budapest in 2004 plus a documentary of the band with many interviews and a huge photo gallery. The band made another headliner European tour in 2005 and many festival appearances including Germany's Party San festival where they had great success.

The band signs a contract with Candlelight Records. The video clip for "Two worlds collide" is filmed.

This year they have spent most of their time so far on recording the new album, "The Arcane Odyssey" .