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Absurd

CountryGermany
Formed1992, Sondershausen, Thuringia, Germany
GenresBlack Metal, RAC, Pagan Black Metal
LabelsNebelklang, Darker Than Black
Years active1992-1994, 1998-2012

Line-up (members)

  • Wolf : Vocals (1992-1994, 1999-2012)
  • Unhold : Guitars, Bass, Drums, Vocals (1999-2012)

Former members

  • C. H. Surt : Bass (1992-1994)
  • JFN : Drums (1992-1994, 1998-1999)
  • Damien Thorn : Guitars, Bass (1992)
  • Dark Mark Doom : Vocals, Guitars, Bass (1992-1994, 1998-1999)
  • Tormentor : Guitars, Bass (2004)

Touring members

  • Bile : Drums (?-2012)
  • Asemit : Vocals
  • Ragnare : Vocals
  • Pesten : Drums (2003-2004)
  • Herr Rabensang : Drums (2004-?)
  • Deimos : Guitars (2004-2012)
  • Sigskald : Bass (2008-2012)
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Absurd - Facta Loquuntur CD Photo by Evil DeadAbsurd - Life Beyond the Grave: 1992-1994 CD Photo by Evil DeadAbsurd - Der Funfzehnjahrige Krieg CD Photo by Evil DeadAbsurd - Thuringian Pagan Madness Vinyl Photo by 유로니무스Absurd - Facta Loquuntur CD Photo by groooveAbsurd - Der Funfzehnjahrige Krieg CD Photo by grooove

Absurd Discography

AlbumLyrics TypeRelease dateRatingVotesReviews
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Demo-00
Demo-00
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Demo-00
Demo10010
Absurd - Facta LoquunturLyricsAlbum82.840
Split-00
EP4010
Demo-00
Absurd - WerwolfthronAlbum4010
Split-00
Absurd - TotenliederLyricsAlbum7010
LyricsEP7510
Single-00
Absurd - BlutgerichtLyricsAlbum8020
EP8510
no imageAlbum-00
Compilation7010
Absurd - Der Funfzehnjahrige KriegAlbum91.730
Split-00
Compilation-00
EP-00
Live-00
Demo-00
EP-00
Additional notes
The band formed while the members were in high school, and the group's early members are more or less known for all taking part in murdering a 15-year old boy named Sandro Beyer in 1993.

According to press and the book "Lords of Chaos", the reasons for killing schoolmate Beyer were because the boy would frequently hang around the young Absurd members despite that the members did not like him, eventually Beyer left them alone but then began writing slander and condemning the group for their Satanic views. A final threat posed by Beyer was that he threatened to expose an affair one of the band members were having with a mother of a student enrolled at the school. Hendrik Möbus's girlfriend spoke to Beyer with the intent to trick him into thinking she was on his side. She claimed to agree with his criticisms that he had about Absurd and that she wanted to help him "put a stop to them."
She told him to meet at a certain point in a nearby forest at 8:00 PM to "resolve certain issues." Beyer arrived to the location at 8:00 PM that night as planned only to find the whole band of Absurd there, and that it was actually a setup. They led Beyer to a nearby shed, where they proceeded to strangle him with an electrical wire, and he died in a matter of moments. The members were collectively charged with murder, but were released from prison in late 1998. JFN was incarcerated again shortly after due to various crimes, including fleeing from Germany to the United States, in order to hide from the police. He was eventually apprehended by American police.

While the convicted members of Absurd were in jail, the band was called In Ketten (German for "In Chains").

The first releases were infuenced by punk/oi! and hard rock/metal bands like Danzig, Mercyful Fate, OHL and Der Fluch. On their later albums, they became more influenced by extreme metal.

Despite constantly being labelled "NS black metal", Absurd have actually predominantly worked with morbid and barbaric themes on both their early and their later releases. The only exception have been the releases between 1995 and 1999. The first pressing of "Thuringian Pagan Madness" contained a dedication to Adolf Hitler and the Greater Germanic Reich. The "Asgardsrei" release in 1999, having NS-references in the lyrics, the liner notes and the symbolism used.

Hendrik and Ronald Möbus are the owners of Darker than Black Records.
Ronald Möbus and his wife were the owners of Nebelfee Klangwerke.

In 2008 the band adopted a new logo designed by Antichrist Kramer.
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