One of the most charismatic and underrated Black Metal bands in Poland, SACRILEGIUM was formed in early 1993. Since their formation the two original members - Nantur Aldaron (bass, vocals) and Succlagus (vocals, guitar, keyboards) worked with many different drummers.
SACRILEGIUM's first demo "Sleeptime" helped to build an underground base and was followed by album "Wicher" ("stormwind') in 1996.
Influenced by different Black Metal styles, from Greek and Norwegian streams to old school bands, SACRILEGIUM mold their own style of atmosphere and melancholy ridden, yet violent and hateful music with tasteful use of keyboards. Lyrics that are written and sung in their native language speak mostly about paganism, their slavonic ancestors, beauty of wild nature, but also about grim, cold and dark topics like vampirism...
After the release of "Wicher" the band recorded two demo tapes that didn't match the quality of earlier releases. Then after numerous line-up changes and problems their ended it's existence in late 2000.
Almost 20 years since their debut album, Wicher (1996), SACRILEGIUM now return with their second full-length, Anima Lucifera. The album title refers directly to a line from a poem by Leopold Staff; excerpts of which have been used in the new Sacrilegium tracks. Similarly, the works of W. B. Yeats and Ferdnando Pessoa appear next to Nantur’s original lyrics.
With Anima Lucifera, the band goes against the grain and abandons the path which they originally paved. Crossing their own borders and rejecting current popular conventions, Sacrilegium mark a new direction for themselves. They arenot completely abandoning the pagan spirit but rather evolving from popular tradition in the direction of the esoteric school. Anima Lucifera explores occult themes, which accompanied the band members at the beginning of their journey in the 1990s. Today, however, their music is richer thanks to the experience they have gained over the last 20 years.