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Fields of the Nephilim is an English gothic rock band formed 1984 in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, by Carl McCoy (vocals), Paul Wright (guitar), Tony Pettitt (bass), Gary Wisker (saxophone) and Alexander James "Nod" Wright (drums). In 2000 Simon Rippin replaced "Nod" on drums, and Paul Miles joined on guitar. The band's name refers to a Biblical race of giants or angel-human hybrids, known as the Nephilim, which reflects the band’s look and seminal sound which has proved highly influential in the genre of gothic rock. Their sound incorporates elements of hard rock, heavy metal and psychedelic rock, driven by bass and guitar underpinned by McCoy's growled vocals. The band incorporated magical themes into their lyrics, referencing the Cthulhu Mythos, the Sumerian religion and the works of Aleister Crowley. Their 1987 debut release Dawnrazor established their sound, but it was the following two excellent albums The Nephilim (1988) and Elizium (1990) which established them as Goth-rock heroes. After a five year hiatues, they released two more studio albums Fallen and Mourning Sun, the latter being the stronger of the two. The band also released three excellent live albums, of which Earth Inferno from 1991 is highly recommended. Between 1992-1997 Carl McCoy led a side project band named "Nefilim" which released one excellent album Zoon in 1996.
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