Moon - Biography



Obscure black metal from Brisbane, Australia, Moon is the visionary experience of ceremonial magick and astral projection. It works through transcendent hypnosis and bleak atmospheres.

Formed in 2007 by one Miasmyr, Moon stirred interest in the underground black metal scene for its ethereal spirit and raw but evocative sound. Three EPs were released, which sold well, and gained [band][/band] a small following. The first full-length, Caduceus Chalice, was released on cassette in early 2010 and will be released on June 28th, 2011 on CD through Moribund Records. Moonhave been playing live since 2009, putting on dark and evocative shows in Brisbane.

Miasmyr has played in several black metal bands since 1999. Starting with the cult Catacomb, which played for many years in Brisbane, he has also played in Urgrund and Forn Valdyrheim. [band][/band] , his solo project, also developed a strong following within its early life, starting with a compilation MCD called Magick Rituals from the Dutch label Svartgalgh Records. He went on to release a self-titled EP through Wolfsvuur (Netherlands) and two more MCDs, Apparitions and Blood. Following that, he featured as being the only black metal band on the Brismetal compilation with "Apparition III" from the Apparitions EP. Another split was released featuring [band][/band] , Nekrosov and Nekros Manteia called The Haunting Resonance (Fall of Nature Records), which received good reviews for exhibiting black metal's fringes with outside genres.

The new full-length Caduceus Chalice was released on limited-edition audio cassette through Wolfsvuur Records (Netherlands) in February 2010. It evokes the darkness of the underworld and necromantic summonings. It has the underground black metal sound like [band]Elysian Blaze[/bamd], Xasthur and Striborg.

Moon is currently getting together a new lineup to play more live shows in Australia.