28 Years Ago: THERGOTHON complete Fhtagn-nagh Yog-Sothoth

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28 Years Ago: THERGOTHON complete Fhtagn-nagh Yog-Sothoth

The atmosphere. Everything else happened just to support it.

Niko Skorpio / Thergothon interview, We Wither, 2011

Finnish funeral doom, THERGOTHON completed the recording and mixing of their cult demo Fhtagn-nagh Yog-Sothoth at studio Tuotanto-Tekniikka on this day in 1991. The tape was self-released by the band and through Wild Rags Records in the US.

We found it a suitable way to express and exorcise the negative emotions we were experiencing. I think each of us was suffering from the kind of existential angst common to most teenagers everywhere. I don't think we were influenced by any other bands but in retrospect it's quite clear we were influenced by Bathory (especially "Blood Fire Death" & "Hammerheart"), Paradise Lost, Cathedral, Black Sabbath, Tiamat, Mana Mana and obviously my lyrics were influenced by H.P. Lovecraft. As for places I've been interested in all kinds of desolate and abandoned surroundings since a kid, the atmosphere felt in those kind of places might have been and influence on some level.

Niko Skorpio / Thergothon interview, We Wither, 2011

THERGOTHON recorded their only album, Stream from the Heavens, a year later. It was released in 1994, after the band had split up.