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GROMS

Doom/Death Metal
Kristiansand, Norway

GROMS is an acronym for “God Rules Over My Soul.” GROMS is a groovy death metal band that formed in Kristiansand, Norway in 1992. They toured Poland and released a demo called Turn in 1993. They then self released their only album Ascension in 1994. Later, on December 21st, 1994, Ascension was re-released on the Arctic Serenades label. There were reports of a second album, tentatively entitled I Beseech Thee, but nothing more came out of it. Torodd Fuglesteg, the man behind Arctic Serenades, is a very anti-religious person and the relationship between label and band resulted in severed ties. When guitarist Hans Dalen left the band, they split up. Ascension was re-released again by Pleitegeier Records in 1996. Three of their songs (“Ascension,” “True Wisdom,” and “No One”) made it on to the Northern Lights: Norwegian Metal Compilation by Rowe Productions in 1996.

Discography

1993 Turn
1994 Ascension Groms Records
1994 Ascension (re-issue) Arctic Serenades
1996 Ascension (re-issue) Pleitegeier Records

Turn

1993 Independent

Øyvind Haugland - Vocals, guitars
Hans Dalen - Guitars
Haakon Johanessen - Bass
Petter Gordon Jensen - Drums

  1. Turn
  2. G.R.O.M.S.
  3. My Imagination
  4. The Servant

Ascension

1994 Groms Records
1994 Arctic Serenades (SERE 002)
1996 Pleitegeier Records (PGD 6940)

Øyvind Haugland - Vocals, guitars
Hans Dalen - Guitars
Haakon Johanessen - Bass
Petter Gordon Jensen - Drums

  1. Ascension (5:32)
  2. From Dust to Dust (3:56)
  3. True Wisdom (6:11)
  4. The Riddle (2:45)
  5. Truth Misunderstood (3:59)
  6. No One (4:05)
  7. The End of the Age (4:45)
  8. The Voice of Righteousness (5:39)
  9. The Just Shall Live by Faith (3:22)