|The Great Old Ones was born in 2009 as the one man band of Benjamin Guerry (guitars, vocals). He wanted to create an atmospheric black metal, aiming to describe musically both the feeling contained in Lovecraft's writings and his interest for extreme music.
His encounter with Jeff Grimal (guitars, vocals) made him want to bring the project to an upper level for which they needed other musicians. Thus Leo Isnard (drums), Xavier Godart (guitars) and Sebastian Lalanne (bass) joined the band, giving birth to The Great Old Ones. This enabled the band to play gigs with bands such as Acephalix and The Phantom Carriage.
One could say their music is dark, intense, close to Altar Of Plagues, Fen, and Wolves In The Throne Room. Their first album, Al Azif, recorded and mixed by Cyrille Gachet from France's Year Of No Light mastered by Alan Douches from New York (Tombs, The Dillinger Escape Plan), was released on April 27th, 2012.