The band name Schammasch comes from Shamaš (or Utu), the God of sun / justice in the Sumerian / Mesopotamian mythology. It is a band established in Basel, Switzerland (2009), which although not self-defined as a particular musical style, has a specific sound in which black / death metal influences are combined with dark atmospheric rock, doom and hermetic mysticism.
One year after its birth, Schammasch released its first album, entitled “Sic Lvceat Lvx”, well received by the critics, the German magazine “Legacy magazine (The Voice from the Dark Side)”, saying: “About this artistic project there’s only one recommendation: go, buy it and you will not regret it! “The band then began their live show series alongside other names of the extreme metal such as Jex Thoth, Temple of Baal, Vorkreist or Forgotten Tomb.
The second album (double album, 2014), Contradiction, dominated by occultism and doom and dark accents, draws attention to the international press, Metal Hammer (UK) describing it as “the brain, capable of absorbing you totally, one of the most overwhelming albums of the year. ” Also, the avant-garde black metal band Schammasch goes on its first international tour, alongside Dark Fortress and Secrets of the Moon, enthusiastically received across Europe. 2014 was the year when the band’s visibility grew rapidly, appearing on most of the “best-list” musicals, including the shortlist of recommendations made by the well-known German publication RockHard Magazine.
The rise continued with the third album, “Triangle” (2016), which shows that the band is not afraid to experience new sounds, avoiding the recycling of a celebrated formula that has brought their celebrity. The material includes 3 LPs, each with a duration of 33:30 minutes and a totally different style from the others, designed to play the role of one of the three phases of the “Triangle” album concept.