TOMB arose from the utter darkness of northern Italy in March 1999, when Herr Morbid (Guitars/Vocals/Drum Programming) and Torment (Bass) decided to give birth to a new misanthropic, hateful and cold creature. After some raving rehearsals Torment fell into insanity and he disappeared. Herr Morbid decided to isolate himself from the rest of the world and he wrotes all the material by himself. During May 1999 the Obscura Arcana Mortis MCD was recorded, with H. Morbid playing all the instruments, but it has been released only 1 year later (June 2000), self-produced under Treblinka Prod. and limited to 215 copies. With its occult Misanthropic Sick Black Metal (in the vein of MayheM' De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas) , the MCD started to rape the underground scene and it gained excellent reviews and comments everywhere.FORGOTTEN
After a certain change of style in the FORGOTTEN TOMB sound, from the raw Misanthropic Sick Black Metal of "Obscura Arcana Mortis" to a more dark, slow, atmospheric, suicidal and depressive approach, the Depressive Dark Black Metal-era started. During December 2000 the recording sessions of the first album started too. In early June 2001 the monumental full-lenght album, titled "Songs to leave", was completed. The sound of the album could be described as an amazing mix of Burzum, old Katatonia and Dolorian. The lyrics deal with suicide, depression, self-mutilation, hate and misanthropy, glorifying the everyday misery in a really uncomfortable way, and becoming a strong weapon of suicide-propaganda. A promo-CD was pressed to search an interesting deal and to release "Songs to leave" officially. In July 2001 FORGOTTEN TOMB signed a deal with the swedish suicide-supporting label SELBSTMORD SERVICES. The album-release was cursed by many problems but Songs to leave was finally released in the end of August 2002, both on CD and Limited/300 LP on purple vinyl (including poster). The album was immediately hailed by all true suicide-fanatics and it became a self-destruction manifesto for thousands of listeners all around the world. Reactions from media (magazines, fanzines) were absolutely amazing, enthroning FORGOTTEN TOMB as one of the new true revelations of the current Black Metal scene and probably as the only very good band coming from Italy. During Summer 2002 the ex-SHINING drummer Wedebrand joined the band.
The band will record the second album, Springtime Depression, during January 2003 at The Abyss Studios in Sweden. Be prepared for something utterly fanatic, suicidal, grim and nocturnal
To be released by Selbstmord Services during 2003.
OFFICIAL BIOGRAPHY (2003)