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    Most Popular Songs (more)

    1Jihad lyrics
    2Pantomime lyrics
    3Mannequin lyrics
    4Cybertrash lyrics
    5The Perfect End lyrics
    6In Times Before the Light lyrics
    7From the Storm of Shadows lyrics
    8Stillborn Universe lyrics
    9The Sulphur Feast lyrics
    10Planetarium lyrics

    Most Popular Albums (more)

    1In Time Before the Light [1997]
    2From the Storm of Shadows [Demo] [1994]
    3Nexus Polaris [2000]
    4Nexus Polaris [1998]
    5Animatronic [1999]
    6S.E.T.I. [2003]


    It all begun in 1992, Nagash and Blackheart started to put together
    low budget demos, which resulted in the first album
    "In times before the light" in 1995. The music was atmospheric
    Black Metal with lots of melodies. But I think the production was
    poor on that album. They got the reputation of being the most
    prominent act in the norwegian metal scene. Unfortunately, at
    the time their record label did not see the greatness in their music.

    The album was not officially released until early 1997 on a small
    record company called Mordgrimm (in england).

    Nagash and Blackheart had greater visions for their music, they
    now recruited three new members to form a band.
    Hellhammer (from Mayhem) on drums, Astennu (from Carpe
    Tenebrum and Dimmu Borgir) on 2nd Guitar and Sverd (from Arcturus)
    on Keyboards. In addition they also hired Sara Jezebel Deva
    (from Therion and Cradle of Filth) on Starsong for the next album,
    the now classic album "Nexus Polaris" in 1998 (on Nuclear Blast),
    A masterpiece, a brilliant performance in musicianship. The album
    was filled with progressive dark pulsing atmospheric metal.
    As Blackheart described their music; "Progressive Space Metal",
    he couldn't be more right. This is the one you should buy.
    In addition, it's got the most beautiful cover in the music history,
    by Andreas Marshall.

    Nexus Polaris became a hit, sold over 15000 copies only in the
    first week when it was released in February 1998. They followed
    up with a two week promotion tour, where they found themselves
    one of the biggest bands in the extreme metal scene. They also
    appeared on the Norwegian national TV with their six-episode tour
    documentary. They where now ready to rule the world.
    Unfortunately, Sverd had to part from the band, due to some personal
    problems and musical differences with the other guys in the band,
    at the time. They hired a keyboard player (a session musician) and
    followed up their success. They did some summer festivals and ended
    the tour in a bombastic way, headlining the Iilosaari Rock Festival in
    Finland in front of 20000 people. Nagash now left Dimmu Borgir to
    concentrate on Covenant full time.

    Now, they started to work on new material for their upcoming album.
    During their work they found themselves nominated for a Grammy in
    Norway, for the best hardrock album of the year. They did not only
    attend the Grammy TV Show, they also won the Grammy, as the first
    extreme metal band ever.

    During the work of their next album they where standing infront of a
    law suite according to the name of the band. There is a swedish
    electronic/synth band called "Covenant" so they where forged to
    change the spelling of the name to "Kovenant". With the new "name"
    and new musical direction, they parted with Astennu, who wanted to
    concentrate on Dimmu Borgir at that time and fired Sara Jezebel Deva.
    With all the new things to the band they decided to go all the way.
    Spelling KOVENANT, a new logo and even changed their own names too,

    Lex Icon (Nagash)
    Psy Coma (Blackheart)
    Von Blomberg (Hellhammer)

    The new album took three month to record, "Prophecies Of Fire" was
    the working title of the album. Then they finally released the most
    uniqe album they ever recorded - "ANIMATRONIC" in October 1999.
    The album is an amazing sounding album, with a very strong sound
    and full of creativity. Their old sound from the black metal days are
    still there but mixed with the industrial sounds of today.
    The magic of The Kovenant takes the music further, into the next
    millenium. Kovenant is the future......

    A new guitarist, Angel, joined the band before the US tour 2000.
    During May 2000 they completed their first US tour successfully, and
    with the new member, they headed for the european market with
    festivals and a tour in October with huge success. They are now
    preparing for the next album.

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