Black Flame is an Italian black metal band formed in 1998.
was formed by Cardinale Italo Martire
and A Fog)
in 1998 - the same line-up that exists today. They started as a cold and raw black metal
act, strongly influenced by the occult both musically and lyrically. They released their first two demos in 2001 and 2002, followed by several live performances. A 7" EP was released in 2002, and their first full-length album, The Third Revelation
, came out in 2003. This album included a cover version
of the Mortuary Drape
song "Abbot", with Mortuary Drape
's original vocalist, Wildness Perversion on vocals, a clear statement of a band deeply rooted in the old school of extreme metal. Their second full-length album, Torment and Glory
, was released by Eerie Art Records
in 2004. After doing some more live work, the band again returned to the studio and released their third full-length album, Conquering Purity
, in May 2006, an album which was very well received. Reviews remarked the incredible intensity of the work and its genuine roots in the late 80's sound. The album featured Peter Kubik, guitarist from the Austrian band Abigor
, as songwriter. In 2006, Black Flame became the first band to sign on Forces of Satan Records
, the Norwegian
record label run by Gorgoroth
guitarist and founder Infernus
Through the years the drummer A Fog) has joined several other bands, establishing himself as a requested drummer: Glorior Belli (France), Slavia (Norway), Disiplin (Norway) and lately Janvs (Italy). This, however, has not halted the progress of Black Flame, who entered the One Voice Studios in November 2007 to record the new album Imperivm. The band's fourth full-length album, this was released in June 2008 through Forces of Satan Records and Regain Records.
Black Flame endorses Gibson guitars and basses and Trick Drums.
- Welcome (demo) (2001)
- ''Orgiastic Funeral (demo) (2002)
- Black Celtic Summit V (2004)
- Signvm Martis B.M.I.A. Compilation (2008)