The Death metal entity known as NOMINON formed back in 1993 by Juha Sulasalmi and Peter Nilsson. In the following years, several demo cassettes were released and the band became further known within the Swedish Underground. The first NOMINON show ever was when the guys played support to DISSECTION and DISMEMBER in late February 1996.
After the classic “Promo 1997” demo release, the band was contacted by the label X-TREME RDS. The band and the label worked out a deal and the following year, NOMINON recorded their debut album “Diabolical Bloodshed” at the well-known Sunlight Studio in Stockholm, Sweden. The very same year, the band also performed their first gigs abroad, in Ludwigsburg and Rostock in Germany. The debut album was released late 1999 and more or less instantly negotiations proceeded with a major Death/Grind label, but everything went down the drain directly after the agreements were signed in 2001. During the following years, lots of turbulence and sickness tormented NOMINON and it took quite some time to stabilize things. The band continued to record demos by themselves. Even a mini-CD/mini-LP entitled “The True Face Of Death” was taped in 2003, and later on released by the true Greek freak Anastasis Valtsanis and his NUCLEAR WINTER RDS (MCD) and TPL RDS (12″ MLP).
2004 was the year when everything should change, even within the band. A new line-up, new record agreements with KONQUEROR RDS (CD version) and BLOOD HARVEST RDS (LP version) were signed, and the first full European tour took place during the autumn as support to the legendary UK Death Metal pioneers BENEDICTION. The German label NORTHERN SILENCE RDS released the three first NOMINON demo recordings on CD format, a cool thing for the fans. The band recorded their second album “Recremation” at NECROMORBUS STUDIO with co-producer Tore Stjerna in early 2005. The album was a severe success throughout the international underground upon its release in April of the same year. NOMINON performed at the awesome 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 American icons VITAL REMAINS.
In Early 2006, the guys did their first promotional video, for the track “Hordes Of Flies” from the album “Recremation”. During the summer, the US labels DEATHGASM RDS/NECROHARMONIC PROD released the same album for the North and South America market. Another CD release worth mentioning is the “Remnants Of A Diabolical History”, a collection of old demos and rare recordings, that the Singapore label PULVERISED RDS unleashed the same year as well.
After years of decay, NOMINON were finally able to keep the continuation of recording albums…so, early 2007, the guys returned to Tore Stjerna’s lair NECROMORBUS STUDIO to record their third opus “TERRA NECROSIS”, a title that was suggested by original vocalist Peter Nilsson. For the release of “TERRA NECROSIS”, three different labels were involved: KONQUEROR RDS (CD version for EU and Asia), DEATHGASM RDS/IBEXMOON RDS (CD version for North & South America, Australia) and BLOOD HARVEST RDS took care of the LP vinyl version. Throughout the summer, NOMINON joined forces with fellow Swedes DEMONICAL in a Northern European tour together with headliners NUNSLAUGHTER. The year that followed, 2008, NOMINON made a successful headlining mini-tour of Denmark, Germany and Holland, with support coming from REMAINS. The Dutch label BADGER RDS released a Live 7″ EP entitled “Legioes Em Portugal” during these dates, containing live material recorded in Portugal back in 2005.
Another chapter of success was written in the summer of 2008, when NOMINON did a co-headlining tour together with Alabama snapperheads QUINTA ESSENTIA in North America. Assorted dates were played in support of the masters INCANTATION. The guys also managed to perform at the highly acclaimed festival CENTRAL ILLINOIS METALFEST in Urbana, IL. Gig #100 was nailed during the last show on the US tour, which was in Nashville, TN. The following autumn, DEATHGASM RDS re-released the long-since-deleted 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.
In 2009, the guys dedicated more or less the whole year composing and making pre-production demos by themselves for the fourth NOMINON album. A mutual agreement was made between the band and the labels DEATHGASM RDS and BLOOD HARVEST RDS to take care of the release of the coming monster. The recording of this album took place in September ’09 at the now re-located NECROMORBUS STUDIO in Alvik, Stockholm, Sweden, with producer Tore Stjerna. During the album recording, the guys had to call in help from various vocalists such as Erik Sahlström and Johan “Barsk” Thornberg, since the previous singer Daniel Garptoft left the band prior to the recording. In anticipation of the fourth album, DEATHGASM RDS released a four track mini-CD entitled “Omen” during late November the same year.
The brand new and fourth NOMINON album entitled “Monumentomb” was released through DEATHGASM RECORDS in March 2010. Following its release the guys went to The States for a two weeks tour with support coming from QUINTA ESSENTIA (Al, US) and INFINTUM OBSCURE (Mx). BLOOD HARVEST RECORDS released the LP version of “Monumentomb” in late June as well, with the first 100 copies coming with a very limited 7″ EP entitled “Omen”. This EP include the two songs “Invocations” and “Through Dead Dreams Door”, which were previously released only on the MCD “Omen”. Later in the year NOMINON co-headlined the extreme Metal festival KILL-TOWN in Copenhagen, Denmark together with DEAD CONGREGATION and BLOODY SIGN.
Early 2011 the delayed split 7″ EP “Morbid Tunes Of Death” featuring NOMINON and EXORCISM finally saw the light of day. The band played several shows in Poland, Denmark and Sweden as well as recording a brand new 7″ EP entitled “Manifestation Of Black” in May/June 2011, it was released in December the same year through DEATHGASM RDS.
During the same recording session (as the “Manifestation Of Black” EP) they also recorded a few songs that appeared on various split 7″ EP releases. Like the macabre split entitled “Imapling The Nazarene” featuring NOMINON/KOMMANDANT that was released on CRYPTORIUM RECORDS around midsummer 2012. This EP comes with the guys doing a IMPALED NAZARENE cover in shape of “Human Proof”. Another cover found is way onto a tribute to the mighty CANDLEMASS in early August the same year when the German label CYCLONE EMPIRE released the “Imperial Anthems – Vol. X”, NOMINON shared this split with buddies GRAVEYARD from Barcelona.
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 Felöz and P. Karlsson at MOONTOWER STUDIOS, Barcelona, Spain. In 2013 the band NOMINON celebrated twenty years of existence by releasing a collection album entitled “Decaydes Of Abomination” including songs from the very early demo days, the early albums and EP’s up till today. As a bonus the CD also comes with the “Hordes Of Flies” promotion video from 2006. The band wrapped up the year by doing a couple of shows in Sweden..
Early 2014 there was also a split 7″ EP with MORBOSIDAD released, featuring a brand new NOMINON song; “Of Ancient Craft”. NOMINON was invited to do a mini-tour of Spain during June 2014 together with the old schoolers GRAVEYARD, including a killer performance in front of a thousand freaks at Move Your fucking Brain Festival in Barcelona, together with good friends INCANTATION. 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 with Black Metal monglers VALKYRJA. A tour that included Serbia, Austria, Slovenia and Germany. 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.
For 2015, NOMINON are looking forward to recording yet another Kick ass Death Metal album as well as torturing Russia in March , co-headlining the new extreme Metal festival DEATH KILLS in Stockholm during late February with PAGANIZER, as well as touring the rest of Europe with American old schoolers CARDIAC ARREST in April under the banner of “European Death Toll 2015”. Playing the legendary IN FLAMMEN FESTIVAL in Torgau, Germany in July….etc.