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Utumno was formed in Västerås, Sweden in 1990 by Jonas Stålhammar on vocals (who was playing at that time also in God Macabre was was ex-Macabre End and ex-Abhoth). Utumno recorded 2 demo's ("Desolation Domain" and "Twisted Emptiness", both in 1990). The second demo led to a record deal with the just activated Dutch Record label Cenotaph Records. The first release was the "The Light of Day" 7" e.p. The e.p. was recorded at Studio Sunlight, engineerded by Tomas Skogsberg and produced by Utumno during some days in December 1991. The second pressing of the e.p featured coverart by the, back then in the underground, famous Danish artist Paw Nielsen. In 1993, Utumno recorded their 6 track mini cd at Sunlight Studio with again Tomas Skogsberg. The mini cd had one of the most beautifull, and most obscure, cover artwork by famous Kristian Wahlin. Just after the release of the mini cd Centaph Records got in heavy problems and went bankrupt. Sadly this led to the end of this promising Swedish death metal act who incoprerated way more variation and diverse elements in their songs then the average Swedish death metal band did in the early 90's. Drummer Johan Hallberg joined Cranium in the end of the 90's and released 2 albums with them. Jonas Stalhammar formed Bombs of Hades in 2002, who have legendary Magnus Forsberg on drums (from the real, and one and only Svenska Tribulation).
Our releases for Utumno:
Across the Horizon
Mini Cd plus ep from one of the most creative Swedish death metal bands from the early 90's.
Thomas Skogsberg production, Kristian Wahlin cover art