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Noctem - Biography




Noctem was consolidated as a extreme metal band in April 2001, its founders cradled by the ideals of violence exaltation, misanthropy and antithesis to the totality of the absurd religions created this most excellent machine of war, which advances by leaps and bounds among the ranks of a putrid and poor social values infested civilization.

In 2002 the band recorded their first work, Unholy Blood, which was commercialized for two years. After several line-up changes the band continued making national level concerts and composing new tracks, totally immersed in the search for a more personal music style. During those two years the band released a live CD entitled Live 2004, self-produced and recorded in their native city.

In 2007/2008, after the departure of two of their oldest members, a restructure took place in the band. God Among Slaves was then released. With this work and the big success among the online press and metalheads the band, with its new components, fulfilled different tours through the country accompanied on the Spanish stages by foreign bands...

In 2008 Noctem signed with Noisehead Records (Austria) and carried out a European tour, Noctem European Tour 08, where the band destroyed the European stages of Spain, Portugal, France, Andorra, UK, Belgium and Italy.

In January of 2009 the band recorded their debut album Divinity in Vienna, which counts with the collaborations of Christos Antoniou (Septicflesh and Chaos Star) and of Leal (ex-Forever Slave). The album was released in April by the musical seal Noisehead Records in Europe and in May with Relapse Records in the USA. For the present time, the band has recorded two videos from the album Divinity, standing out the violent and censored "Across Heracles Towards", directed by Miguel Angel Font Bisier.

The band presented Divinity in festivals and tours, like the ones in Spain and Portugal in 2009, sharing the stage in some concerts with first level bands like Malevolent Creation, Vomitory, and Napalm Death.

In 2010, Noctem toured Europe with established bands like Incantation and Hate in January, stopping by Great Britain, France, Spain, Belgium, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands and the Czech Republic. In February of the same year the band recorded their third video from their album Divinity, which was released in the summer of 2010. In May of the same year, Noctem were involved in another European tour with Norwegian black metallers Ragnarok, this time sharing stages in countries like Austria, Germany, Poland, the Netherlands and Belgium. In November of 2010 the band joined Gorgoroth on tour, this time through Eastern Europe and other countries, also sharing stages with bands like Finntroll and Carach Angren.

In March of 2011 the band announced their signing with Rising Records for the worldwide release of their new album Oblivion, which was pre-released in Spain on 25/04/2011 and worldwide from 13/06/2011. The Oblivion Spanish Tour 2011 will start at the end of April and the band will be destroying the national stages during May, June, August and September.

The album was pre-released in Spain from 25/04/2011 and worldwide from 13/06/2011.

The Oblivion Spanish Tour 2011 started in the end of April and the band destroyed the national stages during May, June, August and finally September.

In summer of 2011 and after receiving a brutal feedback from the international metal press and metalheads, Noctem announce their appearance in the "Lux Mundi Europe Tour 2011", where the band will share stage with international well known acts like Samael, Melechesh and Keep of Kalessin.

In september of 2011, Noctem joins forces with Nekronos promotion agency from Portugal and the prestigious label Metal Blade Records (Cannibal Corpse, Behemoth, Amon Amarth...) announces the release of Oblivion in NorthAmerica. The official release is fixed for the 25th of October.