Genre(s): Black/Death/Thrash Metal
Lyrical theme(s): War, Death, Religion
Origin: United States of America (Bayonne, NJ)
Full-length, Militia Records
February 27th, 2007
1. Through Chaos 04:37
2. Eucharist 02:54
3. March of the Militia of the Dead 03:37
4. Dysphoria Delirium 04:55
5. Torture 03:24
6. Ruler of None 03:30
7. Beyond the Realms of Human Comprehension 05:36
8. Blunt Scalpel Extraction 02:28
9. Killer Instinct 03:09
10. Perpetual Suffering 02:56
11. Incarcerate in Rapture 05:17
12. Death Cycle 03:46
13. Throne of the Annunaki 04:36
Total playing time 50:45
Tony Stanziano - Vocals
John Blicharz - Guitar
Karl Odenwalder - Bass
Kevin Kuzma - Drums (Blood Feast)
Band formed after the breakup of Lament (US).
The Annunaki are a group of Sumerian deities who dwell on Earth and in the underworld. Their name loosely translates to "those of royal blood," or "heaven and earth."
The road to Annunaki's inception is a long and storied one, with many detours along the way. Beginning in late 2005, the trio of Kevin Kuzma, John Blicharz, and Karl Odenwalder, sought an outlet for their aggression. The band had a desire to transcend the restrictions of the thrash metal genre. With influences ranging from the extreme death metal and black metal fields, the band sought a vocalist who could make these influences felt in their music. The band recruited vocalist Tony Stanziano to achieve their desired sound, and Annunaki was born.
1. Annunaki - n - group of Sumerian deities who dwell on Earth and in the underworld. Their name loosely translates to "those of royal blood," or "heaven and earth."
2. Annunaki - n - Extreme metal.
The only fitting phrase that can be used to describe the audio assault that is unleashed from this Bayonne, New Jersey dwelling quartet is "extreme metal". Annunaki's debut release, "Throne of the Annunaki", proves this in every way possible. Recorded with Eric Kvortek at Trax East Studios (God Forbid, Symphony X, Sinai Beach) and mastered at West-West Side Music with Alan Douches (Suffocation, Cannibal Corpse, Krisiun, Nile), the relentless aggression that the band conjured and crafted is compiled and dispersed among thirteen tracks. A vicious onslaught from start to finish, "Throne of the Annunaki" takes metal to every extreme. Compromising nothing and ignoring the boundaries of the metal subgenres, Annunaki extends beyond, delivering an intense blackened death-thrash assault.
Since the completion of "Throne of the Annunaki", the band has unleashed their live assault at various places on the map. Sharing a stage with Deicide, opening for Carnivore, performing at the 2007 Milwaukee Metalfest, and sharing the stage at the sold out BB King's club in New York with the legendary Immortal, are just the beginning for Annunaki.