This Black Metal Was Forged In The Unholy Halls Of The Eternal Frost
Negator was forged in 2003. Like-minded musical extremists got together in order to create their vision of blackened metal. As the music of the debut OLD BLACK (2004) did speak volumes, it did not take long until the album was properly released one year after Negator‘s founding. Press and fans alike pretty much showed similar praise of the debut’s spirit, which made OLD BLACK turn into a success story pretty much.
Lined up to create values – made to be indispensable!
Enlivened by the debut’s success, the four-piece was hardly interested in a creative break. At that very point in time, the ensemble had found its musical focus and direction. The slogan „Angetreten, um Werte zu schaffen – Gemacht, um unentbehrlich zu sein“ (Engl.: „Lined up to create values – made to be indispensable!“ from ʻEisen Wider Siechtumʼ) was not only going to be the Negator-credo, but also the headline for their successful second album DIE EISERNEN VERSE (2005), which was again received very much enthusiastically by critics and fans alike. In order to promote the album additionally „on the road“, Negator went on a co-headlining tour for some weeks with Koldbrann ans Sarkom.
However, in life different people sometimes have a different approach towards certain things. There are those who want to stop at an alleged peak, whereas others strive for total domination. Eventually, it was frontman Nachtgarm that was left behind and who got handed over the Negator-Sceptre. So from that point in time onwards, he was not only in charge concerning all things Negator, but also the force behind this Black Metal-Panzer from Hamburg, Germany.
But: No companions, no band. And it must have been a mix of prevision and luck, that at the end of 2006, Nachtgarm and Finnskald (formerly Drautran) crossed each other’s path. Immediately, they found themselves on the same wavelength. This blind mutual understanding was going to be headstone for Negator’s future: Finnskald and Nachtgarm are the congenial songwriting-duo for Negatorʼs vision of extreme Black Metal.
Panzer Metal – No Prisoners! No Retreat!
With different infantrymen at their sides, the two managed to capture the essence of extreme, blackened metal. However, with PANZER METAL (2010) a new chapter was written.
„PANZER METAL is the ultimate answer for those, who long for extreme Black Metal, which offers a 90’s spirit but is delivered in a 21st century sound and features state-of-the-art firepower.“
Although Negator were literally away for almost five years, the manifest PANZER METAL provided nothing but awe. The most successful year in the Negator-history so far was 2011. With a lot of tailwind provided by PANZER METAL the Negator bulldozed popular festivals such as the Eisenwahn Festival, the With Full Force as well as the famous Wacken Open Air among others.
Negator – The Bringer Of War
After a short hiatus – due to Nachtgarm’s engagement at Swedish Black Metal-veterans Dark Funeral – the band shortly put hands on their then fourth album. With GATES TO THE PANTHEON, Negator, again, treaded new paths invigorating a more death metal approach to their musical vita. With nine songs GATES TO THE PANTHEON was hailed as an almost game-changer. Critics worldwide alike were stunned due to this aural onslaught.