|Birth name||James Stinson|
|Years active||1993 - present|
|Associated acts||Dimmu Borgir, Carpe Tenebrum, The Kovenant, Lord Kaos, Infernal Method, Stronger Than Hate|
Astennu is the professional name of Australian heavy metal musician Jamie Stinson. Sydney (ˈsɪdniː is the most populous city in Australia, with a Metropolitan area population of approximately 4 A music genre is a categorical and typological construct that identifies musical sounds as belonging to a particular category and type of music that can be distinguished from other Black metal is an extreme subgenre of heavy metal. It often employs fast tempos shrieked vocals highly distorted guitars played with Tremolo picking, Death metal is an extreme subgenre of heavy metal. It typically employs fast tempos heavily distorted guitars deep growling vocals morbid lyrics A musician is a person who plays or writes Music. Musicians can be classified by their roles in creating or performing music An instrumentalist plays a A songwriter is someone who writes the Lyrics to songs the Musical composition (chords or Melody to songs or both Audio engineering is a part of audio science dealing with the recording and reproduction of Sound through mechanical and electronic means A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified for the purpose of making Music. The guitar is a Musical instrument with ancient roots that is used in a wide variety of musical styles Year 1993 ( MCMXCIII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar) Dimmu Borgir (ˌdɪmuːˈbɔːrɡɪr is a Symphonic black metal band from Norway. Carpe Tenebrum (uncorrectly Seize the darkness in Latin) is the black / Death metal soloproject of the former Dimmu Borgir and The Kovenant is a Norwegian band from Bergen which has evolved from Melodic black metal to an Industrial metal sound on more recent albums Lord Kaos was an Australian Black metal band that formed in Sydney in 1994. Infernal Method was a Melodic death metal band from Sydney, Australia. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics. His name is derived from a creature in Egyptian mythology. This is a page about the mythical creature For the black metal musician see Astennu (musician.
Astennu first came to notice as the guitarist and songwriter for the Sydney, Australia black metal band Lord Kaos. The guitar is a Musical instrument with ancient roots that is used in a wide variety of musical styles Sydney (ˈsɪdniː is the most populous city in Australia, with a Metropolitan area population of approximately 4 Black metal is an extreme subgenre of heavy metal. It often employs fast tempos shrieked vocals highly distorted guitars played with Tremolo picking, Lord Kaos was an Australian Black metal band that formed in Sydney in 1994. The band recorded both the demo "Path to My Funeral Light" and a full-length album Thorns of Impurity in 1995. Year 1995 ( MCMXCV) was a Common year starting on Sunday. Events of 1995 Before the album's release Astennu went to Norway and found interest in the album from Head Not Found Records however the other members of the band decided to remain in Australia and Thorns of Impurity was released by Sydney label Warhead Records in 1996. Norway ( Norwegian: Norge ( Bokmål) or Noreg ( Nynorsk) officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a Constitutional Warhead Records was an Independent record label based in Sydney Australia that specialised in releasing albums by Australian heavy metal bands Year 1996 ( MCMXCVI) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar) Astennu stayed in Norway and reworked some music he had written for Lord Kaos into songs for a solo project called Carpe Tenebrum. Carpe Tenebrum (uncorrectly Seize the darkness in Latin) is the black / Death metal soloproject of the former Dimmu Borgir and
The first Carpe Tenebrum album Majestic Nothingness featured Astennu on all instrumentation with vocals from Nagash of Dimmu Borgir and The Kovenant. Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice, which is often contrasted with Speech. Nagash or Lex Icon (born Stian Arnesen, May 7, 1978) is a Norwegian Black metal musician Dimmu Borgir (ˌdɪmuːˈbɔːrɡɪr is a Symphonic black metal band from Norway. The Kovenant is a Norwegian band from Bergen which has evolved from Melodic black metal to an Industrial metal sound on more recent albums It was released in 1997. Year 1997 ( MCMXCVII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar Later the same year, Astennu joined Dimmu Borgir on guitar, freeing Shagrath to concentrate on vocals. Shagrath (born Stian Tomt Thoresen on November 18, 1976) is a Norwegian musician most well-known as the vocalist of Dimmu Borgir Astennu's first recording with the band was the 1998 EP "Godless Savage Garden". Year 1998 ( MCMXCVIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar) Godless Savage Garden is a Compilation album by Norwegian Black metal band Dimmu Borgir. He was also a member of Nagash's other band, The Kovenant, at that time and was featured on the band's 1998 album Nexus Polaris. The Kovenant is a Norwegian band from Bergen which has evolved from Melodic black metal to an Industrial metal sound on more recent albums Nexus Polaris is the second album recorded by Norwegian Black metal band The Kovenant, and was released in 1998 through Nuclear Blast He also contributed some guitar solos to the album Aggressor and the EP "Triumph of the Blasphemer" by Nocturnal Breed, a band that also featured Dimmu Borgir's other guitarist Silenoz. Nocturnal Breed is a Norwegian retro Thrash metal band most notable for having prominent members of Norway's black metal scene Silenoz, (real name Sven Atle Kopperud born in October 1977 is a Norwegian Guitarist who is a founding member along with Shagrath and
A second Carpe Tenebrum album, Mirrored Hate Painting, again featuring Nagash, was appeared in 1999. Year 1999 ( MCMXCIX) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar) Astennu's second album with Dimmu Borgir, Spiritual Black Dimensions was released the same year, on 1 March. Spiritual Black Dimensions is the fourth Studio album by Norwegian Black metal band Dimmu Borgir. Events 86 BC - Lucius Cornelius Sulla, at the head of a Roman Republic army enters in Athens, removing the Tyrant During the tour in support of the album, Astennu was fired from Dimmu Borgir and returned to Australia in late 1999.
Once back in Australia, Astennu worked as a live sound engineer for a number of bands on the Sydney heavy metal scene and also acted as mixer, engineer and producer on a number of albums and releases. In 2002 he recorded and released a third Carpe Tenebrum album, Dreaded Chaotic Reign, this time performing vocals himself. See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. Dreaded Chaotic Reign was a death metal album whereas previous Carpe Tenebrum recordings had been black metal. Death metal is an extreme subgenre of heavy metal. It typically employs fast tempos heavily distorted guitars deep growling vocals morbid lyrics In May 2003, Astennu returned to the live circuit with Sydney band Infernal Method, for whom he had been engineering for several months. Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. Infernal Method was a Melodic death metal band from Sydney, Australia. Early the following year he and Infernal Method drummer Graham Goode joined a Newcastle, Australia hardcore band called Stronger Than Hate but by the end of the year both that band and Infernal Method had disbanded. A drum kit (also drum set or trap set) is a collection of Drums Cymbals and sometimes other Percussion instruments such as cowbells The Newcastle metropolitan area is the second most populated area in the state of New South Wales and includes most of the Newcastle and Lake Macquarie Hardcore punk (now usually referred to as simply hardcore) is a subgenre of Punk rock that originated in North America in the late 1970s Since then Astennu has not played live with a band but continues to work in the field of sound engineering.
with Lord Kaos
with Dimmu Borgir
with Nocturnal Breed (as guest)
with Carpe Tenebrum