Zyklon is a Norwegian blackened death metal band formed in 1998 by members of Norwegian black metal band Emperor Samoth and Trym, as well as former members of Myrkskog in order to make up for the fact that Emperor were no longer playing live. Despite Samoth being in a previous Emperor side project called Zyklon-B, the two are not related; while Zyklon-B is the name of a lethal gas, Zyklon is, according to Samoth, a play on the word "cyclone." All the bands lyrics are written by ex Emperor drummer Faust who is currently a member of Casey Chaos's Amen side project SCUM and Italian Industrial Black Metal band Aborym.
Zyklon's debut album was named "World Ov Worms". At first, despite the considerable amount of talent that each band member possessed, this album was not much different from their past (especially the band that Destructhor was in before joining Samoth and Trym, Myrkskog. The album was made up of extremely fast riffing and blastbeats aided by the vocals of Daemon and the lyrics of drummer Faust, ex-drummer of black metal band Emperor. However, after this release, Zyklon changed. Secthdamon was brought to replace Cosmocrat...
|years active||1998 – Present|
|music genre||Blackened Death Metal|
|current members|| Odd "Secthdamon" Tony,|