Infobox musical artist
Name = Pavor
Background = group_or_band
Bonn, Rheinland, Germany
Technical death metal
Years_active = 1987–present
Label = Independent Artist
Associated_acts = Bethlehem
Rainer Landfermann Michael Pelkowsky Armin Rave Claudius Schwartz
Pavor is a German
technical death metalband, formed in 1987. The band has released 2 albums in their twenty year career and have chosen to be independent all this time.
Pavor was founded in
1987near Bonn, Germanyby guitarists Armin Rave and Holger Seebens. Constant improvement and increasing professionality led to three changes in the early line-up: Successively, Michael Pelkowsky (drums), Rainer Landfermann (bass) and Claudius Schwartz (vocals) replaced their predecessors. Pavors uncompromisingly high demand of quality in all concerns resulted in the delay of a first official release. Finally, during the winter of 1992/ 1993, 28 minutes of music were recorded and released some months later as an untitled tape EP, which was sold out soon and is no longer available today.
After a year of composing and gigging, Pavor re-entered the studio during May/June/July 1994 to record their first full-length album "
A Pale Debilitating Autumn". Being produced by Rainer Landfermann and Bernd Gast, this recording carried all characteristics of Pavor to further extremes.
Shortly after the release of "
A Pale Debilitating Autumn", guitarist Holger Seebens had to leave the band because of him not being able to follow suit with the other musicians' strong technical development. Pavor decided to continue as a four-piece.
During the years 1995 and 1996, Pavor promoted the album with a considerable amount of interviews and gigs and started preparing for the next album.
Organizational problems resulting from the jobs of some members led to a partial withdrawal from public relations work and the public in general during the following years; only being interrupted by
Germany's metal magazine RockHard featuring Pavor with an interview and the track "Perplexer: Perdition Projectile" on its annual "best unsigned acts" compilation "Unerhört!" in February 2000, and by Pavor winning the underground-contest held by Heavy Oder Was?!-magazine in June 2000, playing on the opening gig of the renowned Bang Your Head Festival in Balingen, Germanyas a result.
However, Pavor did not rest but took the time to work hard on the new songs and maximize the perfection of their material.
In the year 2003, Pavor had finished the recordings of their second album "Furioso" produced by
Rainer Landfermannand Armin Rave. "Furioso" contains eight compositions with a total length of 52 minutes. Among the eight songs is a re-recorded version of the Pavor classic "Crucified Hopes", which was composed in 1989.
The lyrics of the track "Dilettante's Dilemma" hint at an axiom that is - as mentioned in the CD booklet - actually encoded in the music of the song, highlighting the general close link between music and lyrics on the album and inviting the recipient to "decode" and find out what the dilemma really is.
* Catharsis (1993)
* Pavor (1993)
A Pale Debilitating Autumn(1994)
* Furioso (2003)
* [http://www.pavor.com Pavor Website]
* [http://www.myspace.com/pavor Pavor Myspace]
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