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Switzerland flagIPSUM
CURRENT NAME Ipsum
FORMER NAMES -
ORIGIN Switzerland
STATUS Active
FORMED IN -
LABEL No label
GENRE Black metal
STYLE -
LYRICAL THEME -
BAND ADDED 2003-12-27, 00:00
LAST UPDATE 2003-12-27, 00:00
Band biography
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Ipsum was born in 1998 in Lausanne (Switzerland, Vaud) from the ashes of the black metal band Black Magic. It thus recorded with its "mark one" line-up (Sarah/guitars and bass, Sandra/synth, Chris/guitars, Greg/vocals and Seb/drums) its first album "Behind The Mask", made up of seven songs played in a rather melodic black metal style. Five hundred [500] copies were then released and distributed throughout the world by the Portuguese label Sound Riot. The Brazilian label Vampiria Records dealt with a South American distribution on tape support. The band's rough live edge was moreover strengthened by the coming of a full-time bass player (Seb) in July 2000. But line-up changed once again in January 2001 with the coming of a new drummer, Yvan (ex-Dolmen, Shreds Of Flesh, The Age Of Innocence…), to replace Seb. His technical skills and precisions allowed then the band to take a more professional turn throughout 2001.

But Ipsum was to come close to split up in November 2001, when Greg, Seb and Chris unhappy with the artistic orientation, decided to leave together to form a new band. But, once again, the band came back from the grave with an entirely new line-up: a new guitarist (Laurent, ex-Exulceration and Shoutless) and a new bassist (Lionel, ex-Yog-Sothoth and Weeping Birth) as well as a new vocalist Michelle, Black Magic's first bassist and now Ipsum's new frontwoman. The band then toured a lot in Switzerland and France with bands as Ancient, Seth or Anorexia Nervosa and started to work on new material for the album to come. In November 2002, Sandra Kaos, somehow outrunned by the band's musical evolution, decided to leave the band and was not replaced.

Nevertheless, the band started recording "Behind The Mask"'s successor soon afterward. This new album is much more brutal and darker than Ipsum's first release. It has been released in the Spring of 2003. To be continued...
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Current members Add - Fetch
Carcharoth2003-Bass
Sarah Rozé1999-Guitars
Cyril2003-Guitars
Spell2003-Vocals
Former members Add - Fetch
Yvan Kwietniak2000-2003Drums
Lionel Moser2001-2003BassSee also Weeping Birth
Thierry Bardet2003-2003Guitars
Michelle Burnier2002-2003Vocals
Laurent2001-2003Guitars
Sandra Kaos1999-2003Keyboards
Vladimir2001-2002Vocals
2000-2001Bass
Seb1999-2000Drums
Greg1999-2001Vocals
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1999Behind The MaskNo label
2003Mystic EvilutionNo label
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