(Self)Nihilistic depression has many different faces, and listening to Italy’s Forgotten Tomb will show you a great many of them.

Starting off as a dirty blackened thrash/death band, but soon set on a somewhat more sinister and threatening route.

Forgotten Tomb Livebericht + Interview 2010


Interview by Stage Secrets, 2010

A route that leads into a darker, more gothic world, where the thrash has been replaced by a slowly building, much more emotive black metal, atmospheric even, to a more doom-like regular goth where instead of the quick decay we have the slow rotting of everything around us.

And while their releases have seen them shifting between different modes of expressing their deeply gothic music, the emotional impact have stayed intact so that their return on their latest albums to a harsher, more aggressive sound while maintaining the profound, delicate and saddened guitar parts, seems quite natural.


FORGOTTEN TOMB’s ninth studio album “We Owe You Nothing” is due out on October 27th in Europe and November 10th in North Amercia via Agonia Records.

We Owe You Nothing – Official video

And while they always tend to find a solid grounding in 80’s metal, their covers of old (proto)punk classics like I Wanna Be Your Dog have a hard-hitting nerve that is seldom found outside the more regular punk scene.

Get into that depressive metal mood yourself when Forgotten Tomb plays Het Patronaat on April 21st as part of Jacob Bannon’s curation.

Forgotten Tomb – Live in Opera 18.09.2015

Forgotten Tomb (Italy) https://www.facebook.com/Official.Forgotten.Tomb www.forgottentomb.com/ Live in Opera Club 18.09.2015, Saint-Petersburg, Russia filmed by Anonymous http://metalafisha.ru http://vk.com/metalafisha

Liveset, Opera Club, St. Petersburg, September 2015

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"Obscura Arcana Mortis"Album (2000)spotifyBandCamp
Songs To LeaveAlbum (2002)spotifyBandCamp
Springtime DepressionAlbum (2003)spotifyBandCamp
Love's Burial GroundAlbum (2004)spotifyBandCamp
Under Saturn RetrogradeAlbum (2011)spotifyBandCamp
A Tribute To GG AllinEP Split w. Whiskey Ritual (2011)Youtube
...And Don't Deliver Us From EvilAlbum (2012)spotifyBandCamp
Hurt Yourself And The Ones You LoveAlbum (2015)spotifyBandCamp
We Owe You NothingAlbum (2017)spotifyBandCamp