- Henke Skoog - Vocals
- Juha Sulasalmi – Guitars
- Perra Karlsson - Drums
The death metal entity known as Nominon were formed back in 1993. The following years several demo tapes were released and spread within the underground. The first show took place in February 1996, when they supported Dissection and Dismember. After the “Promo 1997” cassette, the band ended up signing with the underground label X-treme RDS. which later on resulted in the debut album “Diabolical Bloodshed“, an album that was recorded at the classic Sunlight Studio in Stockholm, Sweden during 1998. The same year, the band also performed their first gigs abroad, two shows in Germany.
The coming years, lots of turbulence and sickness tormented Nominon, and it took quite some time to stabilize things. A mini-CD/12” vinyl entitled “The True Face Of Death” was taped in 2003, and released by the labels Nuclear Winter RDS (CD) and TPL RDS (Vinyl) during 2004. The band celebrated its release with supporting the legendary Master on their Swedish dates. After this tour a lot would change though, even within the band. A new line-up, new recording agreement with Konqueror RDS and Blood Harvest RDS were signed, and the first proper European tour took place during the autumn as support to the UK Death Metal pioneers Benediction.
The label Northern Silence also released the three first Nominon demos on CD. The band recorded their second album “Recremation” at Necromorbus Studio with Tore Stjerna early 2005. The album was a huge success throughout the international underground upon its release. In May, Nominon performed at the festival Fuck The Commerce in Luckau, Germany in May, and later in the year, they went out on their second European tour, this time together with the US icons Vital Remains.
In Early 2006, Nominon made their first promotional video, for the track “Hordes Of Flies” from the album “Recremation“. In the summer, an official US release also saw the light of day when Deathgasm RDS and the band hooked up for the first time. Another CD release worth mentioning is the “Remnants Of A Diabolical History“, a collection of rare recordings, it was released during the same year as well. In 2007, the guys returned to Necromorbus Studio to record their third opus “Terra Necrosis“. Throughout the summer, Nominon joined forces with fellow Swedes, Demonical, in a Northern European tour together with headliners Nunslaughter. The independent Dutch label Badger RDS released a cool Live 7″ early 2008 entitled “Legioes Em Portugal“.
Another chapter of success was written in the summer of 2008, when Nominon did a co-headlining North American tour together with Alabama’s Quinta Essentia. Assorted dates were played in support of the masters Incantation. The guys also managed to perform at the highly acclaimed festival Central Illinois Deathfest. The following autumn, Deathgasm RDS re-released the debut album “Diabolical Bloodshed“. Nominon also made a long European tour during October ’08 with the Germans Holy Moses and the longtime UK friends of hostility Benediction. 26 shows in four weeks, and the package managed to play in 14 countries all in all.
The recording of album #4 took place in September ’09 at the now re-located Necromorbus Studios in Stockholm, Sweden, with producer Tore Stjerna. The album we’re talking about; “Monumentomb“, was released in March 2010 on CD and LP. After the release, the guys went over to USA and toured there over the summer. Later in the year Nominon co-headlined the extreme Metal festival Kill-Town in Copenhagen, Denmark together with Dead Congregation. In early 2011, the band played several shows in Poland, Denmark and Sweden, as well as released a brand new 7″ EP entitled “Manifestation Of Black“.
In October 2012, Deathgasm Records released the fifth Nominon album; “The Cleansing” on LP/CD. The album was recorded at Studio Hell by Robert Ericsson, and mixed/mastered by Javi Feléz, and drummer Perra Karlsson at Moontower Records, Barcelona, Spain. In 2013, the band also celebrated twenty years of existence by releasing a collection album entitled ”Decaydes Of Abomination” including songs from the very early demo days, the albums and EP’s up till today. As a bonus the CD also comes with the ”Hordes Of Flies” promotion video from 2006.
After the In Flammen Festival in Germany in the summer of 2015, Nominon decided to take a break. The members went separate ways and no one knew if they would ever get back together…
…But the craving and need to play some ugly fkn Death Metal got back after a three years hiatus. Forming member Juha Sulasalmi and drummer Perra Karlsson started to catch up the whole thing during the summer of 2018, so now the Death Metal world can finally be interesting again. That’s a promise ladies and gents!
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