THERGOTHON (FINLAND)


Thergothon was formed in late 1990 by three young metal heads, namely Niko Skorpio Sirkiä (vocals, keyboard), Jori Sjöroos (drums) and Mikko Ruotsalainen (guitar). They started with average death metal but quickly found it an empty well others had explored in too great a detail to dive into. Thergothon took another route to the slowest and heaviest direction available to them at the time, doom metal, still retaining some of the harsh sound of death metal. In early 1991 they recruited a local friend Sami Kaveri as a second guitarist and recorded a demo in their rehearsal room with a 4-tracker. The results were unsatisfactory and this demo remains unheard by anyone outside the band to this day. Thergothon kept perfecting their sound and vision, and in November 1991 they recorded four tracks which formed the demo tape Fhtagn-nagh Yog-Sothoth. The title obviously refers to H.P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos, which served as a primary influence for Niko and his lyrics at the time. Wild Rags Records re-released the demo for the American market in 1992. There was also a license deal with a Polish label to duplicate and distribute the tape in Eastern Europe.


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FHTAGN NAGH YOG-SOTHOTH 1991 DEMO - ORIGINAL VERSION

We had made two editions of the original demo:
The first edition (about 400 copies) was printed on glossy paper (black print on white background). The second edition (about 200 copies) was printed on non-glossy cardboard (COVER SHOWN BELOW), again black print on white background.  Both editions had pro-made tapes, chrome tape, all white cassettes with no print on them (but as far as I can remember they were hand-numbered). Both editions included a separate lyric sheet: xeroxed one-sided A4 sheet, black print on white paper. Additionally, as you probably are aware, the Wild Rags edition had the "negative" cover art, with lyrics on the backside. And black tapes with logo/print on them. -NIKO


TRACK LISTING:
- Elemental
- Evoken
- Yet the Watchers Guard
- The Twilight Fade

 

FHTAGN NAGH YOG-SOTHOTH 1991 DEMO - WILD RAGS VERSION

Pro made covers with lyrics on the backside. Pro printed tapes.

TRACK LISTING:
- Elemental
- Evoken
- Yet the Watchers Guard
- The Twilight Fade


FHTAGN NAGH YOG-SOTHOTH 1991 DEMO TAPE (WILD RAGS VERSION):

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