After several demos and compilations, the band released it's first record in 1997 entitled "AUREVANA:BLOODWORKS AND MOONSHINE". (Only available independently and recieved rave reviews throughout Europe and Asia). The band also broke up that year due to personal and artistic differences.
Marc Anthony H. Bertone decided to move on and take over the songwriting process, intent on penning heartfelt and brutally honest reflections of his bleak vision. Depictions of his hatred for society's hypocritical standards and his disdain for organized religion, the end result was "The irrelevant god" which sees ICONOCLAST as a solo project for the first time... after a couple of years of trying to find like-minded people but to no avail. This release also saw the band drifting into a more "electronic" direction, Marc being alone in the songwriting process unearthed a lot of old influences.
Finally finding somebody, guitarist Bobby Tufino joined the fold and started bringing back a more "metal" influence again, ICONOCLAST found a new creativity that was almost gone due to general apathy... the duo was joined by Jeff Storm, whose youthful agressiveness also injected a new lifeblood into the project.
Re-discovering it's doom-death sound, ICONOCLAST is on the process of writing new material, with the new line-up debuting with "Judaswhore", a mini-lp due out by early next year, to be followed by an as-of-yet untitled full length.
The legacy that is ICONOCLAST continues, pushing the envelope of dark music further as it grows like a black fog enveloping the eyes, filling the ears, and choking the lungs of the ignorant...
some reviews from garageband.com:
The keyboards add almost all the full effect to this song, but the vocals are awesome. I am not a clean vocal guy, but these are far from bad. The keyboards are intoxicating. If you have ever heard Seraphim Shock from CO, you will understand that I think you sound like them, with a much heavier side. great piece.
Reviewed by: MISANTHROPE666
I didn't really get off on it but it is original sounding.
Reviewed by: ManWithAnAxe
Carson City, Nevada
*I lova da keyboards
Cool keyboard into...the production gets a bit murky, but maybe it's meant to be ambient...cool gothic sound in the vocals...good tune...I lova da keyboards...good stuff
Extra Credit: Melody
Special Award: Coolest Chill-Out Track
Reviewed by: AlRavage
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