The Death metal entity known as NOMINON were formed back in 1993. The following years several demo tapes were released and spread within the underground. The first show took place in February 1996 when they supported DISSECTION and DISMEMBER. After the “Promo 1997” cassette, the band ended up signing with the underground label X-TREME RDS. which later on resulted in the debut album “Diabolical Bloodshed”, a album that was recorded at the classic SUNLIGHT STUDIO in Stockholm, Sweden during 1998. The same year, the band also performed their first gigs abroad, two shows in Germany.
The coming years, lots of turbulence and sickness tormented NOMINON and it took quite some time to stabilize things. A Mini-CD/12” vinyl entitled “The True Face Of Death” was taped in 2003, and released by the labels NUCLEAR WINTER RDS (CD) and TPL RDS (Vinyl) during 2004. The band celebrated its release with supporting the legendary MASTER on their Swedish dates. After this tour alof would change though, even within the band. A new line-up, new recording agreement with KONQUEROR RDS and BLOOD HARVEST RDS were signed, and the first proper European tour took place during the autumn as support to the UK Death Metal pioneers BENEDICTION. The label NORTHERN SILENCE also released the three first NOMINON demos on CD. The band recorded their second album “Recremation” at NECROMORBUS STUDIO with Tore Stjerna early 2005. The album was a huge success throughout the international underground upon its release. In May NOMINON performed at the festival Fuck The Commerce in Luckau, Germany in May and later in the year, they went out on their second European tour, this time together with the US icons VITAL REMAINS.
In Early 2006, NOMINON made their first promotional video, for the track “Hordes Of Flies” from the album “Recremation”. In the summer, an official US release also saw the light of day when DEATHGASM RDS and the band hooked up for the first time. Another CD release worth mentioning is the “Remnants Of A Diabolical History”, a collection of rare recordings, it was released during the same year as well. 2007 the guys returned to NECROMORBUS STUDIO to record their third opus “Terra Necrosis”. Throughout the summer, NOMINON joined forces with fellow Swedes DEMONICAL in a Northern European tour together with headliners NUNSLAUGHTER. The independent Dutch label BADGER RDS released a cool Live 7″ early 2008 entitled “Legioes Em Portugal”.
Another chapter of success was written in the summer of 2008, when NOMINON did a co-headlining North American tour together with Alabama’s QUINTA ESSENTIA. Assorted dates were played in support of the masters INCANTATION. The guys also managed to perform at the highly acclaimed festival CENTRAL ILLINOIS METALFEST. The following autumn, DEATHGASM RDS re-released the debut album “Diabolical Bloodshed”. NOMINON also made a long European tour during October ’08 with the Germans HOLY MOSES and the longtime UK friends of hostility BENEDICTION. 26 shows in four weeks, and the package managed to play in 14 countries all in all.
The recording of album #4 took place in September ’09 at the now re-located NECROMORBUS STUDIO in Stockholm, Sweden, with producer Tore Stjerna. The album we’re talking about; “Monumentomb”, was released in March 2010 on CD and LP. After the release the guys went over to USA and toured there over the summer. Later in the year NOMINON co-headlined the extreme Metal festival KILL-TOWN in Copenhagen, Denmark together with DEAD CONGREGATION. Early 2011 the band played several shows in Poland, Denmark and Sweden as well as released a brand new 7″ EP entitled “Manifestation Of Black”.
October 2012 DEATHGASM RECORDS released the fifth NOMINON album; “The Cleansing” on LP/CD. The album was recorded at STUDIO HELL by Robert Ericsson and mixed/mastered by Javi Feléz and drummer Perra Karlsson at MOONTOWER STUDIOS, Barcelona, Spain. In 2013 the band NOMINON also celebrated twenty years of existence by releasing a collection album entitled ”Decaydes Of Abomination” including songs from the very early demo days, the albums and EP’s up till today. As a bonus the CD also comes with the ”Hordes Of Flies” promotion video from 2006.
Early 2014 there was also a split 7” EP with MORBOSIDAD released, featuring a brand new NOMINON song; ”Of Ancient Craft”. They also kickstarted the year by playing two gigs in Sweden with the mighty NIFELHEIM. In June the same year they were invited to do a mini-tour of Spain together with the old school maniacs GRAVEYARD, including a killer performance in front of a thousand freaks at Move Your fucking Brain Festival in Barcelona, together with good friends INCANTATION as well. In September the guys also performed at Mörkaste Småland Festival in Hultsfred, Sweden together with PRIMORDIAL and TRIPTYKON among others. In November the label Doomentia Rds released a split 7″ EP with NOMINON and GRAVEYARD including two MOTÖRHEAD covers, to pay a little tribute to Lemmy and the boys, that EP was released just in time before the European tour supporting the Black Metal monglers VALKYRJA. Another kick ass split 7″ EP with a brand new NOMINON song “Rigor Mortis” was also released by Empire Rds before the end of 2014, this time sharing the black gold with the legends of Death; NUNSLAUGHTER! Propably one of THE most brutal EP’s ever released.
In February 2015 NOMINON headlined the extreme Metal festival DEATH KILLS in Stockholm, as well as tourturing Russia for couple of shows in March. The guys also headed out on the road in Central Europe together with the American old schoolers CARDIAC ARREST in April under the banner of ”European Death Toll”, peforming as the last band ever on the highly acclaimed and classic Death Metal festival Neurotic Deathfest in Tillburg, Holland, even after cult acts such as IMMOLATION and OBITUARY.
The funeral march goes on…