The group was founded in 1999 in Moscow, Russia.
In 2001, it broke up.
In 2015, it gathered again, but already in Sevastopol.
The Satanist group was not originally a serious project, but was only a side activity of two people: Ahriman, who at that time was playing in the Cypriot band Ahura-Mazda, and Alexander Morgen, for whom this project was a starting point in musical activity. As a separate group, Satanist originates in 1999. The musicians went on a kind of experiment, deciding to record two demos at once, with a very hard sound and a heavy, oppressive atmosphere. All compositions are sustained in the spirit of the early albums of Abruptum and Judas Iscariot. These recordings (recorded on magnetic media) the group was never published either, they were destroyed.
In the same 1999, several more compositions were recorded, which attracted the attention of a small Greek label "Satana Records", specializing in the publication of true black metal bands.
The label, without thinking twice, collects new compositions and releases the first release called "Zoom Ritual", which brings the band some fame in rather narrow circles, the underground scene of that time.
At the beginning of 2000, concert activity began in small clubs in Greece, which lasted until 2001.
In 2000, the band started recording a full-fledged album "Fuck Black Night", which lasted until the end of 2001. On the eve of the release, the single "Fuck Division" went on sale, which was rather coolly received and sold an insignificant 500 copies.
Since 2002, musicians have been trying to find new themes, the consequence of which is the unreleased album "Experiments with Religions".
I will not say that this work fully reflects black metal. The influence of early Black Sabbath, Budgie and other heavy bands of the 70s is very noticeable here.
By the end of the year, the band once again changes the manner of performance and switches to a depressive, calm sound, changing its style in dark wave. This decision put an end to further development, the label producing exclusively black metal refused to promote other music, the contract was terminated and the band broke up. But 13 years later, in April 2015, Ahriman and Tsar Yama, the former producer of the Satanist group, and currently the drummer from the Tilak: Trance Yoga group, met in Sevastopol and discussed the possibility of reviving a long-forgotten group. Then we found the little-known team The Delta Prince Fear in Sevastopol and got enough high-quality musicians - Dan Chermet and Kimmer. In mid-May, keyboardist Astika from the previously disbanded band Arisk Priest joined the band. The producer again became Tsar Yama.
Music and lyrics
The early Satanist played in the style of black metal, then switched to darkwave and before the breakup in 2002 to dark ambient. The new Satanist plays in the style of nu metal and already all the lyrics are only in Russian, written by Amper Alex Nico. In their latest work, they turned to very topical topics of our time. The song "They did not return from the flight" tells about the death of the A321 airliner over the Sinai Peninsula. The song "Golden Thoughts" is about the actions of the crowd to destroy a person's personality. The song "Devilish tranquility is my homeland!" about peace in society in this difficult economic time.
Composition for 1999
Ahriman (ex. Ahura-Mazda) - bass, drums, percussion, vocals
Alexander Morgen - guitar, vocals
Composition for 2015
Ahriman (ex. Arisk Priest) - bass, vocals
Astika (ex. Arisk Priest; ex. Astika & Swastika) - keyboard, vocals
Dan Chermet (ex. The Delta Prince Fear) - guitar, vocals
Kimmer (ex. The Delta Prince Fear) - drums, percussion
1999 - Zoom Ritual Satana Records
2000 - Fuck Division Satana Records
2001 - Fuck Black Night Satana Records
2015 - Двурогая звезда Nebuchadnezza Records
2016 - Two-Horted Star Arisk Star
2019 - Good Inna Arisk Star
2019 - Religion Devision Destroyer Arisk Star
2016 - Висячий .ад (with band Batterring Ram of Assyria) Nebuchadnezza Records
2015 - The Worse of Nebuchadnezza Records
2017 - The Worse of Arisk Star