Ophthalamia

Ophthalamia
STYLE: ORIGIN: SwedenFORMED: 1989LABEL: No Fashion Records
  • MEMBERS:
  • It (Tony Särkkä) - guitar, vocals
  • Night (Emil Nödtveidt) - guitar
  • Bone (Ole Öhman) - drums, percussion
  • All (Jim Berger) - lead vocals
  • Mist (Mikael Schelin) - bass
BIOGRAPHY

Ophthalamia was a Swedish black metal band that formed in 1989.

Ophthalamia was started in 1989 by singer All and guitarist It, both also active in the musical groups Abruptum and Vondur. The band named themselves Ophthalamia after a fantasy-world created by It. He created and named the geography, the land’s creatures and a language for Ophthalamians. The Goddess of this world is a demon woman called Elishia. Almost all songs written by the band are connected in some way to this fantasy-world, until their last album, which was inspired by Macbeth.

The vocals were initially handled by All, but he was replaced by Shadow (Jon Nödtveidt) on A Journey In Darkness. Shadow, in his turn, was replaced by Legion for the Via Dolorosa  album. Legion left the band for the infamous Marduk in 1995 and was replaced by All again. Winter played drums on the first two albums, but left right after Via Dolorosa was recorded. He was replaced by Bone. Guitarist Mourning was replaced by former bassist Night, who picked up the guitars for the Via Dolorosa album and is now the second guitarist. Mist replaced him on bass. Axa (Alexandra Balogh) who contributed as a piano session player also composed the last track of Dissection’s album Storm Of The Light’s Bane.

Line up
It (Tony Särkkä) – guitar, vocals
Night (Emil Nödtveidt) – guitar
Bone (Ole Öhman) – drums, percussion
All (Jim Berger) – lead vocals
Mist (Mikael Schelin) – bass

Former members
Shadow (Jon Nödtveidt) – vocals (deceased 08/16/2006)
Legion (Erik Hagstedt) – vocals
Winter (Benny Larsson) – drums
Mourning (Robert Ivarsson) – bass

Session members
Axa – Piano, backing vocals

Discography
1994 – A Journey in Darkness
1995 – Via Dolorosa
1997 – To Elishia (compilation)
1998 – A Long Journey (re-recording of A Journey in Darkness)
1998 – Dominion

DISCOGRAPHY

Dominion / 1998

Ophthalamia - Dominion
  • Album Info
  • 1998
  • No Fashion Records

1. Elishias Mistresses Gather
2. Time For War
3. Final Hour Of Joy
4. Great Are The Deeds Of Death
5. Eclipse Of Life (The Eternal Walk IV)
6. A Black Rainbow Rising (Castle Of No Repair III)
7. Dominion
8. Legacy Of The True (Death Embrace Me II)

 

Dominion was the final album of the Swedish black metal band Ophthalamia. It was released in 1998 by No Fashion Records.

A Long Journey / 1998

Ophthalamia - A Long Journey
  • Album Info
  • 1998
  • Necropolis Records

1. A Cry From The Halls Of Blood / Empire Of Lost Dreams
2. Myself / Dreaming
3. Journey In Darkness / Entering The Forest
4. Little Child Of Light / Degradation Of Loliness
5. Castle Of No Repair / Lies From A Blackened Heart
6. Enter The Darkest Thoughts Of The Chosen / Agony’s Silent Paradise
7. Shores Of Kaa-Ta-Nu / The Eternal Walk (Part II)
8. This Is The Pain Called Sorrow / To The Memory Of Me
9. I Summon Thee, Oh Father / Death Embrace Me
10. Sons Of Satan

 

A Long Journey is the fourth album of the Swedish black metal band Ophthalamia. It is a re-recording of the first album A Journey In Darkness and it was released in 1998 by Necropolis Records.

To Elishia / 1997

Ophthalamia - To Elishia
  • Album Info
  • 1997
  • Necropolis Records

1. A Cry From The Halls Of Blood / Empire Of Lost Dreams
2. A Lonely Ceremony / The Eternal Walk
3. Journey In Darkness / Entering The Forest
4. Castle Of No Repair / Lies From A Blackened Heart
5. Shores Of Kaa-Ta-Nu / The Eternal Walk (Part II)
6. Nightfall Of Mother Earth / Summer Distress
7. Enter The Darkest Thoughts Of The Chosen / Agony’s Silent Paradise
8. Deathcrush
9. Sacrifice
10. I Summon Thee, Oh Father / Death Embrace Me

 

To Elishia is the third album of the Swedish black metal band Ophthalamia. It was released in 1997 by Necropolis Records.

Via Dolorosa / 1995

Ophtalamia - Via Dolorosa
  • Album Info
  • 1995
  • Avantgarde Music

1. Intro / Under Ophthalamian Skies / To The Benighted
2. Black As Sin, Pale As Death / Autumn Whispers
3. After A Releasing Death / Castle Of No Repair (Part II)
4. Slowly Passing The Frostlands / A Winterland’s Tear
5. Via Dolorosa / My Springnight’s Sacrifice
6. Ophthalamia / The Eternal Walk (Part III)
7. Nightfall Of Mother Earth / Summer Distress
8. Outro / Message To Those After Me / Death Embrace Me (Part II)
9. A Lonely Ceremony / The Eternal Walk
10. Deathcrush

 

Via Dolorosa is the second album of the Swedish black metal band Ophthalamia. It was released in 1995 by Avantgarde Music.

A Journey In Darkness / 1994

Ophtalamia - A Journey In Darkness
  • Album Info
  • 1994
  • Avantgarde Music

1. A Cry From The Halls Of Blood / Empire Of Lost Dreams
2. Enter The Darkest Thoughts Of The Chosen / Agony’s Silent Paradise
3. Journey In Darkness / Entering The Forest
4. Shores Of Kaa-Ta-Nu / The Eternal Walk (Part II)
5. A Lonely Soul / Hymn To A Dream
6. Little Child Of Light / Degradation Of Holyness
7. Castle Of No Repair / Lies From A Blackened Heart
8. This Is The Pain Called Sorrow / To The Memory Of Me
9. I Summon Thee, Oh Father / Death Embrace Me

 

A Journey In Darkness is the first album of the Swedish black metal band Ophthalamia. It was released in 1994 by Avantgarde Music.

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