Evoken is a funeral doom metal band from Lyndhurst, New Jersey, USA, one of the earliest U.S. doom/death metal bands that are still active today along with Novembers Doom and Rigor Sardonicous. Evoken are highly inspired by the Australian band Disembowelment. The band name Evoken is taken from the Thergothon song found on Fhtagn-nagh Yog-Sothoth. The band was founded by guitarist Nick Orlando and bassist Rob Robichaud under the name Funereus in April of 1992 and released a demo which sonds like extremely slow, dark brutal death metal with super deep growls.
Then the band was renamed to Evoken in 1994 as they started to compose more mature and less extreme songs.
The current line-up consists of:
John Paradiso - guitar, vocals
Nick Orlando - guitar
David Wagner - bass
Don Zaros - keyboards
Vince Verkay - drums
Discography to date:
1994 Shades of Night Descending (MCD) -rereleased in 2009 with two bonus tracks.
1998 Embrace the Emptiness (CD)
2001 Quietus (CD)
2005 Antithesis of Light (CD)
2007 A Caress Of the Void (CD/2LP)
2010 Split CD with Beneath The Frozen Soil (CD)