With acts such as Hellhammer/Celtic Frost and Coroner but also more obscure outfits such as Fear Of God, Excruciation or Infected Switzerland has always been a fertile breeding ground for Extreme Metal. MESSIAH were formed in 1984 and issued two truly ground breaking records on Chainsaw Murder Records, »Hymn To Abramelin« in 1986 and »Extreme Cold Weather« a year later. In the early 1990s MESSIAH signed to Karl Walterbach’s Noise Records label and issued three more full-length albums: »Choir Of Horrors« (1991), »Rotten Perish« (1992) and »Underground« (1994).

A few years back Messiah decided to reform in the original line-up of their Noise Records albums with Andy Kaina on vocals, Steve Karrer on drums, Patrick Hersche on bass and band founder Brögi on guitar. The band’s original aim was to just have some fun and play sporadic live gigs for their dedicated fan base in Switzerland. Lavish re-issues of »Hymn To Abramelin« and »Extreme Cold Weather« on High Roller Records followed.


1985 - Powertrash (Demo)

1985 - Live Baar (Demo)

1985 - The Infernal Thrashing (Demo)

1986 - Hymn To Abramelin

1987 - Extreme Cold Weather

1987 - Extrem Cold Weather (Demo)

1990 - Live In Germany - The Mighty Chaos Has Returned (Demo)

1990 - Psychomorphia (Demo)

1990 - Extreme Cold Weather / Hymn To Abramelin (Compilation)

1991 - Psychomorphia (EP)

1991 - Choir Of Horrors

1992 - Rotten Perish

1994 - Underground

1994 - The Ballad Of Jesus (EP)

2004 - Powertrash / The Infernal Thrashing (Compilation)

2004 - 20 Years Of Infernal Thrashing Madness (Video)

2007 - Unreleased Demo 1984 (Demo)

2010 - Reanimation 2003 At Abart (Live)

2012 - Extreme Hymns And Ballads Of A Rotten Psycho Underground Horror Cult (Compilation)

2018 - The Choir Of Horrors And Rotten Perish Era Live (Live)

2018 - The Mighty Chaos Has Returned (The Roots Of Psychomorphia) (Compilation)

2018 - Space Invaders (Compilation)

2019 - Messiah (Boxed-Set)

2020 - Fatal Grotesque Symbols - Darken Universe (EP)

2020 - Fracmont



Donnerstag 03.09.2020
Ganze 26 Jahre nach ihrem letzten Album "Underground", meldet sich die Schweizer Death Metal-Institution MESSIAH mit "Fracmont" mehr als eindrucksvoll zurück. Darum haben wir es uns auch in Corona-Zeiten nicht nehmen lassen, Drummer Steve Karrer nach der Entstehung dieses Meisterwerks zu fragen...


Extreme Cold Weather - Cover
Auch den zweiten Silberling der Schweizer Pioniere haben Massacre frisch poliert.
Hymn To Abramelin - Cover
Das Original stammt aus dem Jahre 1986. Die Szene steckte sozusagen in den Kinderschuhen. Und so einige von uns Metallern hatten selbige damals noch nicht einmal an.