Real Name: Brian Williams

Profile: Brian "Lustmord" Williams has created a sound that epitomizes the subgenre of dark ambient. He started recording while assisting the seminal industrial ensemble SPK in the early '80s when that project was at its most caustic. Lustmord's sound investigations are exquisitely crafted manifestations of horror that balance sublime sound references with the body's natural queasiness about ultra-low frequencies (infrasound -- frequencies below 20 hz -- has been known to cause vomiting, permanent hearing loss, and even death). Lustmord has extracted the eeriness from field recordings made in crypts, caves, and slaughterhouses, and combined it with occasional ritualistic incantations and the haunting wail of Tibetan horns. His seamless treatments of acoustic phenomena encased in digitally expanded bass rumbles have the darkly ambient quality of nightmares that take you to the blackest of abysses.

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Members: Brian Williams

Labels: Sterile Records, Side Effects, Soleilmoon Recordings, Nextera, Ipecac Recordings, Happy Pencil, Vaultworks, Hydra Head Records, Plug Research, Hymen Records, Dark Vinyl Records,


Lustmørd ◄ (2 versions) Sterile Records 1981
Lustmørdekay (Cass, C60) Sterile Records 1982
Paradise Disowned ◄ (3 versions) Side Effects 1986
Heresy ◄ (4 versions) Soleilmoon Recordings 1990
The Monstrous Soul ◄ (4 versions) Side Effects 1992
The Place Where The Black Stars Hang ◄ (3 versions) Side Effects 1994
Lustmord vs Metal Beast - Lustmord Vs Metal Beast (CD, Album) Side Effects 1997
Metavoid (CD, Album) Nextera 2001
Zoetrope ◄ (3 versions) Nextera, Nextera 2002
Melvins + Lustmord - Pigs Of The Roman Empire ◄ (4 versions) Ipecac Recordings 2004
Carbon / Core (CD, Album, Enh) Happy Pencil 2004
Lustmord Rising (06.06.06) (CD, Album, Ltd) Vaultworks 2006
Juggernaut (CD, Album, Ltd) Hydra Head Records, Vaultworks 2007
[Other] ◄ (3 versions) Hydra Head Records 2008
[Beyond] (CD, Album, Ltd) Vaultworks, Vaultworks 2009
[The Dark Places Of The Earth] (CD, Album, Ltd) Vaultworks, Vaultworks 2009

Singles & EPs

Strange Attractor / Black Star (12", Ltd) Plug Research 1996
Hecate vs. Lustmord - Law Of The Battle Of Conquest ◄ (2 versions) Hymen Records 2002
[Other Dub] ◄ (2 versions) Vaultworks 2009


A Document Of Early Acoustic & Tactical Experimentation ◄ (2 versions) Dark Vinyl Records 1991
Purifying Fire (CD, Comp) Soleilmoon Recordings 2000
Songs Of Gods And Demons ◄ (2 versions) Vaultworks 2011


[Transmuted] ◄ (2 versions) Hydra Head Records 2009
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