FAETHOM is a blackened heavy metal band formed by Mariela Muerte and David Diacrono that emerged from the depths of Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 2001 while rising from the remnants of late 90's Bolivian metal band Caustica . The band became fully active in 2008 with the addition of Federico Vidal on bass and Hermes Reyes on drums the year after. Their sound is a monstrous amalgamation of extreme metal, traditional heavy metal, classic rock, and 80s horror movie soundscapes. Co-founders Mariela Muerte and David Diacrono, originally from Cochabamba, Bolivia, weave elements of their Bolivian heritage into their music, creating a unique and culturally rich sonic experience.
Since their inception, FAETHOM has released two full-length albums, two EPs, a movie theme song, a tribute song, and several demos. In 2022, Floridian bassist Evie Austin joined the ranks, adding her great talents to the band's lineup. Drummer Brian Wilson (Night Demon, Hellwitch, Ex-Yngwie Malmsteen) has been performing live with FAETHOM since 2016 and officially joined the band in late 2019. The band has partaken in numerous festivals, embarked on an extensive U.S. tour, and shared the stage with several internationally renowned metal acts.
In the fall of 2023, FAETHOM is set to unleash their third full-length album, Chaosmorphogoria, a concept album that delves into the realms of horror, self discovery, and science fiction. This ambitious work promises to be a sonic feast for fans of extreme metal, pushing the boundaries of the genre and showcasing the band's ever-evolving musical prowess. To support the album's release, FAETHOM is planning a comprehensive U.S. tour in late 2023 and early 2024, bringing their chaotic and immersive live show to cities across the nation.
FAETHOM has been a band on the rise and their music continues to gain recognition and acclaim among metalheads worldwide. Their unique blend of blackened heavy metal, traditional metal, and other influences has created a sound that is both familiar and fresh. With their upcoming album, Chaosmorphogoria, and their extensive touring plans, FAETHOM is poised to take the metal scene by storm. Prepare to be transported to a realm of sonic intensity, where darkness meets melody and chaos converges with beauty. FAETHOM is the band that will leave you breathless, eager for more.