Nightfall

Band: Nightfall Land: Greece Year: 1991 Etymology: «Night-» +‎ «-fall» (compound word) «Night-» from Ancient Greek νύχτα (nychta) «-fall» from Ancient Greek σφάλλω (sphallo, “bring down, destroy, cause to stumble,…

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Gamma Ray

Band: Gamma Ray Land: Germany Year: 1989 Etymology: «Gamma» borrowed from Ancient Greek γάμμα (gámma). The third letter of the Greek alphabet (Γ, γ), preceded by beta (Β, β) and…

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Necrophobic

Band: Necrophobic Land: Sweden Year: 1989 Etymology: necro- +‎ -phobic (compound word)«necro-» from Ancient Greek νεκρο- (nekro-), the combining form of νεκρός (nekrós, “dead body”)«-phobic» from Ancient Greek φόβος (phóbos,…

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Candlemass

Band: Candlemass Land: Sweden Year: 1984 Etymology: Candle- +‎ -mass (compound word) «Candle-» from Ancient Greek κάνδαρος (kandaros, “charcoal”) + «-mass» from Ancient Greek μᾶζα (mâza, “bread”), from μάσσω (masso,…

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Necrophagia

Band: Necrophagia Land: U.S.A Year: 1983 Etymology: Necro- +‎ -phagia (compound word) "Necro- " from Ancient Greek νεκρός (nekrós, “dead body”) + "-phagia" from Ancient Greek -φαγία (-phagía) (compare -φαγος…

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Kataklysm

Band: Kataklysm Land: Canada Year: 1991 Etymology: from Ancient Greek κατακλυσμός (kataklusmos, “deluge, flood”), from κατακλύζω (katakluzo, “to dash over, flood, deluge, inundate”), from κατά (kata, “downwards, towards”) + κλύζω…

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Cryptopsy

Band: Cryptopsy Land: Canada Year: 1988 Etymology: Crypto + Opsy"Crypto" from Ancient Greek κρυπτός (kruptos, “hidden, secret”) + "Opsy" from Ancient Greek ὄψις (opsis, “view”) Source: Wiktionary

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Atheist

Band: Atheist Land: U.S.A Year: 1984 Etymology:: From Ancient Greek ἄθεος (átheos, “godless, without god”), from ἀ- (a-, “without”) + θεός (theós, “god”). Source: Wiktionary

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