Devourer is a Swedish black/extreme metal band from Sandviken, Sweden, founded by multi-instrumentalist John Falk (Sorcery, Krypteia, ex-In Aeternum, ex-Panzerschreck, ex-Elit) in 2002. Vocalist Fredrik Håf (Patronymicon, Sordid Flesh, Krypteia, ex-Malicioum, ex-Panzerschreck) joined Devourer in 2007 and writes most of the lyrics. The lyrics revolves around death, the human psyche, a misanthropic view of the human collective along with occult and esoteric topics.
Devourer released their first demo in 2003 and since then two full-length albums and a string of singles, EPs and videos has been released. Devourer produced every release themselves, except the video for Throne of Agony that was produced by the Amsterdam-based film director and writer Rick van de Dood. The latest album, Across the Empty Plains, was released in 2017 through Iron, Blood & Death Corp. and was very well received by fans and reviewers across the world.
A total of three videos are released. The first one, a video for Throne of Agony from the album Across the Empty Plains, is produced by the Amsterdam-based film director and writer Rick van de Dood but the other two videos are produced by Devourer themselves. The second video is for a single called Addicted to Death which is Devourer’s version of a song written by Falk when he was in drug rehab. The third video is for an alternate version of Finem Vitae Cura from the album Across the Empty Plains. Besides making videos Devourer also continues making music and a third full-length album is finished by the end of the year.
Across the Empty Plains is released online on the 25th of May. Iron, Blood and Death Corporation releases the album on CD September 15th. The album receives high praises from fans and reviewers alike, rating it 9 out of then multiple times and even a 95/100 rating from Zware Metalen.
After returning home from treatment Devourer becomes Falk’s main and only band. The single Pest, written and recorded by Falk in rehab, is released online. Håf and Falk starts working on the second Devourer album.
Falk is in treatment for opiate addiction and depression.
The first full-length album, All Hope Abandon, is released online. The single Filth, with a video produced by Falk and starring Håf, is also released.
The EP Thy Devourer is re-released with two new songs added.
The second demo, Thy Devourer, is released online.
Fredrik Håf joins Devourer.
The first demo, Malignant, is released online.
Falk forms Devourer in Sandviken, Sweden.