Thrash Death Metal - Chile / Germany / Sweden

Undercroft Band

UNDERCROFT have come a long way. The trio emerged from the obscurity of the Chilean underground as early as the year 1993 with the release of legendary demos “To The Final Battle” and “Demons Awake… Revenge Is Near”. Their reputation spread quickly over the South American continent and the “Twisted Souls” debut was unleashed two years later. Shows with KREATOR, THERION and famed MORBID ANGEL followed the release of “Bonebreaker” (1997). UNDERCROFT returned with their third album “Danza Macabra” (2000) after a small break for the first time featuring the by now classical and still active line-up. The success of this acclaimed recording led the band to relocate to Europe, where they worked with Swedish producer Daniel Bergstrand (Meshuggah, In Flames) on their next full-length “Evilusion” (2002). A busy period followed in which the band performed on both sides of the Atlantic with bands like AMON AMARTH, KATAKLYSM and many others. Bass player and vocalist Alvaro Lillo, who also joined the live line-up of WATAIN, left the band for some time and was replaced on “Lethaly Growing” (2006) by a guest musician. When Alvaro re-joined UNDERCROFT, the Chileans decided to work with Daniel Bergstrand again on sixth album “Ruins of Gomorrah”, which will now be released by Season of Mist. Driven by a burning dark old-school spirit and sound that shows Southern American roots such as early SEPULTURA, this masterpiece nonetheless surprises by incorporating modern brutal Death and Thrash riffing. Prepare to be blown away!


  • Alvaro Lillo : Bass, Acoustic Guitar & Vocals
  • Claudio Illanes : Guitars
  • Pablo Cortes : Drums & Percussions

This band is no longer active on Season of Mist.

Posted on July 24, 2012

“Ruins of Gomorrah”, UNDERCROFT’s new album, is the next release from Season of Mist’s Underground Activists division and will hit the stores on September 21st (October 9th in North America). Here are the cover artwork and tracklisting of the Chileans thrashers’ sixth opus:

Posted on July 10, 2012

Season of Mist is proud to welcome Chile’s cult act UNDERCROFT! Led by bassist / vocalist Alvaro Lillo (also of WATAIN fame), the band emerged from the obscurity of the South American underground as early as 1993 with the release of two legendary demos. Five albums and nearly 20 years later, UNDERCROFT will unleash their stunning sixth full-length, entitled “Ruins of Gomorrah”.

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