Polterchrist

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Although their origins can be traced as far back as 1995, when they first convened under the name Ethereal, Philadelphia-based death metal band Polterchrist had to wait nearly five years before a "best…
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Although their origins can be traced as far back as 1995, when they first convened under the name Ethereal, Philadelphia-based death metal band Polterchrist had to wait nearly five years before a "best unsigned band" vote from Metalion magazine gained them some small amount of recognition. Still, yet another five years would pass before a recently stabilized lineup of vocalist/lead guitarist Kevin McClintock, rhythm guitarist Dan Loughery, bassist Monty Mukerji, and drummer Brian Deal scored a long sought-after record deal with Season of Mist. By then, American tours with the likes of Immortal, Krisiun and Satyricon had helped to hone their songwriting chops, and resulted in a solid debut via 2004's Engulfed By the Swarm debut.