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NORWAY, Fredrikstad

Date Formed 1988

Categories: Death Metal


Fredrikstad Death Metal band. BALVAZ feature former members of BRAINDEAD. Demos included a self titled 1987 effort, the 1989 session 'Kællus Tapus', which featured Anders Odden of CADAVER on bass guitar, and 'Phlegm' in 1990. BALVAZ also issued an eponymous 1990 7" single through Virulence Records but folded during 1992.

Members vocalist / guitarist Lasse and guitarist Lars Lie went on to DISGUSTING. Lie also featured in the ranks of PENDULUM. Bassist Jon Fredrik Bakker holds credits with KAMPFAR, CARPATHIAN FULL MOON, CREMATOR, GRUESOME, NECRO-SENTIENT MORTIS FEED and PENDULUM. Drummer Øyvind Olsen went on to DECAY LUST.

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Balvaz 1990


Phlegm 1990

Kællus Tapus 1989