Zyklon-B was a Norwegian black metal supergroup founded in 1995.

Zyklon-B
OriginNorway
GenresBlack metal
Years active1995–1999
LabelsMalicious Records
Formerly ofZyklon, Satyricon, Emperor, Dødheimsgard
MembersFrost
Samoth
Ihsahn
Aldrahn

History

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The band's members were Tomas "Samoth" Thormodsæter Haugen (guitar and bass) and Vegard "Ihsahn" Sverre Tveitan (keyboard) from Emperor, Kjetil "Frost" Haraldstad (drums) from Satyricon and Björn "Aldrahn" Dencker Gjerde (vocals) from Dødheimsgard. Their lyrics dealt mainly with death, apocalypse and warfare. The band recorded only one EP; other versions of the featured songs were featured on split releases with Mayhem and Swordmaster.

The band Zyklon featuring members of Zyklon-B is often incorrectly thought to be the same band. The name refers to Zyklon B, a gas used in gas chambers during the Holocaust. Despite the name the band states that "Zyklon-B is not related to any political or racial preference".

Discography

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Blood Must Be Shed
 
EP by
Zyklon-B
Released1995
GenreBlack metal
Length10:54
LabelMalicious Records
  • Blood Must Be Shed EP (1995)
    1. "Mental Orgasm" – 2:54
    2. "Bloodsoil" – 2:25
    3. "Warfare" – 5:35
  • Blood Must Be Shed / Wraths of Time split EP with Swordmaster (1996)
    1. "Mental Orgasm" – 2:54
    2. "Bloodsoil" – 2:25
    3. "Warfare" – 5:35
    4. "Wraths of Time" – 5:37
    5. "Upon Blood and Ashes" – 5:17
    6. "Conspiracy - Preview" – 2:56
  • Necrolust / Total Warfare split single with Mayhem (1999)
    1. "Necrolust (Unreleased Studio Version)" – 3:43
    2. "Total Warfare (Sea Serpent Remix)" – 5:46

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