Celestia (band)

Celestia (band)

Infobox musical artist |
Name = Celestia


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Origin = Avignon, France
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Genre = Black metal

Occupation =
Years_active = 1995–present
Label = Drakkar Productions
Hungry AK-47 Productions
Sombre Records
End All Life Productions
Klozed Circle Produktionz
Mysticum Productions
Agonia Records
Apparitia Recordings
Full Moon Productions|
Associated_acts =Genocide Commando
Gestapo 666
Mortifera
Peste Noire
Xasthur
URL = [http://www.apparitia.net apparitia.net]
Current_members = Noktu Geiistmortt Astreyla
Past_members = T.N.D.
Fureiss Neige
Hegnor
Arguth
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Celestia is a black metal band from Avignon, France, formed in 1995. The founding member and vocalist, Noktu, is the only remaining original member. Members T.N.D. (bass), Astreyla (drums) and Franck (guitar, synth) all departed during the demo stage. The present line-up is Noktu (vocals), Fureiss (guitar) and Neige (bass). Noktu originally played all instruments, but other members were brought in for live performances. Various session drummers are brought in for rehearsals, recordings and live shows. Noktu also owns a record label called Drakkar Productions, on which he released some of The Black Legions (a group of French underground black metal bands) albums. Celestia remained in the demo stage until around 1999 when they released the EP "A Cave Full of Bats". A few more demos, singles, split albums and a live album were done before they finally released their first full-length album "Apparitia - Sumtuous Spectre" (2002). Since then they have released two more albums, all generally keeping the same minimalistic black metal sound.

Noktu also plays in the band Mortifera, doing guitar, bass and vocals, while Neige handles the drums. Mortifera has almost the same sound as Celestia. As well, Noktu has played in Genocide Kommando and Gestapo 666.

Discography

Demos

*"Evanescence" demo (1997)
*"A Dying Out Ecstasy" demo (1998)
*"Infected by Rats" demo (1999)
*"The Awakening of the Dormant Fiancée" demo (1999)
*"Pourriture et Vermine" demo (1999)
*"Dead Insecta Sequestration" demo (2001)
*"Delhÿs-cätess" demo (2007)

EPs

*"A Cave Full of Bats" EP (1999)
*"Spectra" 7" single (2000)
*"Evoking Grace and Splendour" 7" single (2002)

Albums

*"Apparitia - Sumptuous Spectre" (2002) Full Moon Productions
*"Frigidiis Apotheosia : Abstinencia Genesiis" (2008) Paragon Records

Live Albums

*"Under the Reign of Terror and Tyranny" live album (1999)

plit albums and collaborations

*Split with Draugwath (1998)
*Split with Inferno (1999)
*"French-Southern Black Metal War" split with Evil (1999)
*"Darkness Enfold the Sky/Black Slaughterization" split with Goatfire (2001)

Best of/Compilations

*"A Cave Full of Bats" best of (2002)
*"Crucified Dead Flesh" (2003)
*"Dead Insecta Sequestraton" (2003)

External links

* [http://www.apparitia.net Official Celestia website]
* [http://www.myspace.com/celestiaofficial Celestia MySpace Homepage]
* [http://www.metal-archives.com/band.php?id=974 Celestia] on Encyclopaedia Metallum


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