Lord Kaos

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Lord Kaos
OriginSydney, NSW
GenresBlack metal
Years active1994 - 2001
Associated actsStone Wings, Innsmouth, Elysium, Grenade, Armoured Angel, Dimmu Borgir, Infernal Method, Carpe Tenebrum, Isaacaron, Psychrist, Empury of Thorns, Neuropath, Across the Scarlet Moat, Crucible of Agony, Kill for Satan, Requiem of the Damned, Miscreation, Magma One
Past membersAstennu, Glen Blazejak, Nigel Chad, Ali Chamos, Beau Dyer, Darrell Firth, Incubus, Jamie Marsh, Frank Munoz, Yuri Ward

Band Members

  • Final line-Up
    • Jamie Marsh (vocals)
    • Glen Blazejak (drums)
    • Beau Dyer (bass)
    • Darrell Firth (guitar)
    • Shaun (keys)
    • Yuri Ward (guitar)
  • Former members
    • Nigel Chad (drums) 1997 - 2000
    • Incubus (bass) 1994 - 1997, 1999
    • Frank Munoz (guitar) 1997 - 1999
    • Ali Chamos (bass) 1997 - 1999
    • Astennu (Jamie Stinsson) (guitar) 1994 - 1996

Band Information

Lord Kaos was a black metal band that formed in Sydney in 1994, originally as a five piece but before long as down to a trio of Jamie Marsh (as "Lord of Night Summoning"), Astennu and Incubus and the demo Path to My Funeral Light was recorded in 1995 with the full-length album Thorns of Impurity being completed by the end of the same year. Warhead Records optioned the album but the band had also attracted attention from Head Not Found in Norway. This caused a split in the band as Astennu went to Norway in an effort to re-establish Lord Kaos there but the remaining members resisted the move with the resultant dispute delaying the album's release until late 1996. In the meantime, Astennu developed his Carpe Tenebrum project with Nagash from Dimmu Borgir, a band he would then join for two years.

Following the guitarist's departure Lord Kaos ground to a halt as the band was rebuilt but by early 1997 the new line-up included Nigel Chad from Grenade, Frank Munoz from Neuropath and Shaun and Darrell Firth from Empury of Thorns. Ali Chamis from Neuropath then joined in place of Incubus. Lord Kaos supported Cradle of Filth in late 1997 with this line-up and began work on a second album. Incubus rejoined after the departure of Chamis and Munoz in mid-1999. Following their appearance at Metal for the Brain that year, Incubus left once again and the group went into hiatus while Marsh performed in both Elysium and Crucible of Agony.

In 2000, Beau Dyer from Elysium and Yuri Ward and Glen Blazejak from Psychrist had joined Lord Kaos and live work began once again however by the end of 2001, after cancelling a number of performances through the year, the band was laid to rest.



1996 Thorns of Impurity Warhead