The legend of a band with a moniker like GOD goes long way back in time. It was formed in 1993 in the city of Iasi, the old capital of the Medieval land of Romania and an actual spiritual and cultural pole of the modern country. The first incarnation of the band was under the name of V.O.M.A. and the style consisted in a very aggressive and powerful Grind Metal.
At that time, after changing the band name into GOD, three distinctive self-produced demos were released and spread like a storm into the Underground scene: Iconografic I – Your Eye… (1994), Iconografic II – The Eye Of Superior Knowledge (1995) and Iconografic III – The Antropomorphic Image (1996).
In 1997 a split EP with the Romanian Black/Deathers from DIES IRAE followed. This demo was considered to be the introduction to the first GOD album, edited by the most prestigious Romanian Metal label back then, Bestial Records.
The first studio album was titled mystically From The Moldavian Ecclesiastic Throne and saw the light of day via Bestial Records in 1997.
The year 2000 brings the band back together for the recording of a new album entitled Aura. This one will have the bad luck to remain unfinished as their drummer and the violinist departed for the USA. A short period characterized by the lack of activity will follow in the history of the band which was already looking for new members. In 2001 they reappear on the Metal scene (having a new formula) to the delight of the public which thought that the band will actually never recover.
The year 2002 was meant as a sort of revival of GOD.
After a year from Costel’s departure, also the guitarist of the band, Eugen Lapusneanu, leaves Romania for Portugal. This will put the band to rest for quite a while, almost two years of complete silence… But the thirst was eager and the two brothers were doing their best for starting all over again from the bottom. A new beginning right from the scratch was imagined and slowly, but surely the sun was beginning to shine once again over their GODs.
Trying to bring back to life the GOD spirit, the band intended to continue their activity far from Romania with new Portuguese members, this mainly because of the consistent help from their friends in Barreiro town. At the beginning of 2005 a new horde of “barbarian warriors” gathered under the same name of GOD has started to fight the first battles on stage in the Lusitanian land. In July 2005, the boys began a new “invasion”, this time of the Farm Studio for recording Hell & Heaven, their first EP with a fresh new line-up consisting in Portuguese musicians.
After a number of changes they returned for a fulminous epos of Barbarian Metal with an Epic Ire… Violent visions marked by a sacrificial cult and reshaped under the blade of blood! A conceptual album dedicated to the old Barbarian and long forgotten traditions, that speaks about Folklore heritage based on Dacian history & mythology and of those barbarous people!
Iconografic (Your Eye) (Demo 1994)
Iconografic II (The Eye of Superior Knowledge) (Demo 1995)
Iconografic III (The Antropomorphic Image) (Demo 1996)
From the Moldavian Ecclesiastic Throne (1997)
A Perennial Spleen / Iconografic & Apotropaic (Split 1997)
Hell & Heaven (EP 2006)
Iconografic (Anthology) (Compilation 2012)
The Barbarian Hordes (EP 2012)
Zal Mox (EP 2014)
Sufletul Neamului (EP 2016)
Forefathers: A Spiritual Heritage (2019)