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Baptism (band)

Baptism is a black metal band from Finland. The band was formed in 1998 by vocalist/guitarist Lord Sargofagian and drummer Demonium. The summer of that year the band released their first demo, Satanic Rituals, although very few copies were released. Following a two-year hiatus the band released their second demo, Sons of Ruin & Terror, in 2000. Similar to the last demo the release was limited. After the addition of bassist Slaughterer the band released their first full-length album, The Beherial Midnight, on June 12, 2002. The band release three more albums in 2004; a split CD with Uncreation's Dawn, and the EPs Wisdom & Hate and Black Ceremony. Slaughterer and Demonium left the band following the release of Wisdom & Hate, leaving Lord Sargofagian as the only official member. The band has continued with various session musicians, and have released four more full-length albums.

Members

Current

  • Lord Sargofagian – vocals, all instruments (Valonsurma, Calvarium, Black Death Ritual, ex-Behexen (live), ex-Ravine, ex-Satanic Warmaster, ex-Trotzreich, ex-Uncreation's Dawn, ex-Horna, ex-Ymir)

    Live members

  • sg.7 – Guitar, Vocals (clean) (Horna, Darkwoods My Betrothed, Trollheim's Grott, Black Death Ritual, Slave's Mask, ex-Turmion Kätilöt, Prevalent Resistance)
  • TG – Lead Guitar (True Black Dawn, Trollheim's Grott, ex-Steep)
  • Syphon – Bass (True Black Dawn, O, ex-...And Oceans, ex-Deathbound)
  • LRH – Drums (Horna, Black Death Ritual, Darkwoods My Betrothed, Deathchain, Forgotten Horror, Trollheim's Grott, Chamber of Unlight, Demilich (live), Demonic Christ (live))

    Former

  • Slaughterer – Bass (2001-2003)
  • Demonium – Drums (1998-2003)
  • Kobalt – Drums (live) (2004-2007) (Devilry)
  • Cinatas – Bass (live) (2004-2007) (IC Rex)
  • SDS – Guitar (live) (2004-2007)
  • M. – Bass (live) (2007-2011) (Sargeist)

    Discography

    Full-length albums

  • The Beherial Midnight (2002)
  • Morbid Wings of Sathanas (2005)
  • Grim Arts of Melancholy (2008)
  • As Darkness Enters (2012)
  • V: The Devil's Fire (2016)

    EPs

  • Wisdom & Hate (2004)
  • Black Ceremony (2004)
  • Evil Mysteries (2006)
  • Chalice of Death (2010)

    Demos

  • Satanic Rituals (1998)
  • Sons of Ruin & Terror (2000)

    Splits

  • Primitive Finland (2003, )
  • Baptism / Uncreation's Dawn (2004)

    Compilations

  • Gloria Tibi Satana (2015)