Beastcraft were formed in Norway, 2003, united by members that has been a part of the scene since the early nineties. The band were created as a rusty audible sword towards the clean and bleak metal sound of the new millennium, focusing heavily upon both the original necro production and its aesthetics, combining the core of the first and second wave of black metal. The band has deliberately been extremely selective both when it comes to doing interviews and playing live, wanting the band to remain in the underground shadows. After the untimely death of Nefas in 2012, Beastcraft ended all new recordings with the fifth and final album, The Infernal Gospels of Primitive Devil Worship, in 2016.
2003: Beastcraft is formed in Hønefoss, Norway, by Alastor Nefas and Sorath Northgrove.
2004: The first demo is recorded and released. The second demo is recorded and released.
2005: The first album is recorded and released. The third demo is recorded, together with two additional tracks.
2006: The second album is released, featuring all demos and 2 unreleased tracks. The third demo is released on tape (only). Tracks for a split-7″ is recorded.
2007: The first split-7″ (w/Orcrist) is released. The second split-7″ (w/Urgehal) is recorded and released. A cover of “Satanic Blood” is recorded for a tribute to Von compilation. The third album is released. “(Of the) Circle of Evocation” is featured on the “Morbid Tunes of the Black Angels” compilation.
2008: “Satanic Blood” is featured on the Von tribute album. “Burnt at His Altar” is featured on the “Norsk Svart Metall – The Third Wave” compilation. Beastcraft preformed their first black metal mass at Under the Black Sun festival, Germany, on the 4th of July. The first interview since ’06 is published in Nordic Vision in September.
2010: Beastcraft did a video interview for Alastor Nefas’ documentary “A black metal year in Norway”. Music for the “The Infernal Gospel of Primitive Devilworship” is being written.
2012: Alastor Nefas tragically dies in May, at the age of only 34. Beastcraft preform their second black metal mass as a tribute to Nefas, at Bunker 2012 Festival in Oslo on friday the 24th of August, together with a.o. Carpathian Forest. A box-set of the demos was released on Black Saw Rec. in December, containing 3 7″s and poster.
2013: In June, all the tracks from the Bunker gig was released on CD, entitled “Unpure invocation of Alastor Nefas – the last live rites of Beastcraft”. The 3 first albums were released as necroedition Digi-packs in December.
2014: The final album was rehearsed.
2015: The recording of the final album begun. In September, a collection of tracks is released in 100 copies on tape, entitled “Sacrilegious Epitaph of the Deathspawned Legacy”.
2016: The 3rd and final necromancy/live was on the 13th of May, as a part of the tribute/memorial night to Nefas. The “Sacrilegious Epitaph of the Deathspawned Legacy” tape is released on CD. Beastcraft did an interview for the book “Unholy Black Metal”, about Norwegian black metal. The recording of the final album and 7” is finished.
2017: “Nocturnal Reverence” 7″ is released in April. The 4th and final black metal mass, “The Infernal Gospel of Primitive Devilworship” is released in April. A wooden box-set of the demos was released in May, containing 3 tapes, t-shirt, sticker and patch. “Occult Ceremonial Rites” was released as a split with Black Altar in November.
2019: The 3 first albums are re-released on 12” vinyl. The 3 demos are released on 12” vinyl with silk print and re-released on tape.
Pentagram Sacrifice (Demo 2004)
Satanic Supremacy (Demo 2004)
Into the Burning Pit of Hell (Album 2005)
Crowning the Tyrant (Demo 2005)
Dawn of the Serpent (Album 2006)
Celebration of Christ’s Death (Split-7” 2007)
Blackwinged Messiah of Blasphemy (Split-7” 2007)
Baptised in Blood and Goatsemen (Album 2007)
Dawn of the Serpent – Trinitatis Infernalis – In Memoriam of Alastor Nefas (Boxed set 2012)
Unpure Invocation of Alastor Nefas (Live album 2013)
Sacrilegious Epitaph of the Deathspawned Legacy (Compilation album 2015)
Nocturnal Reverence (7” EP 2017)
The Infernal Gospels of Primitive Devil Worship (Album 2017)
Occult Ceremonial Rites (Split album 2017)