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Fields of the Nephilim

Formed 1984.

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Fields of the Nephilim are an English gothic rock band formed in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England in 1984. The original line-up consisted of vocalist Carl McCoy, saxophonist Gary Wisker, Tony Pettitt on bass, guitarist Paul Wright and drummer Alexander "Nod" Wright. Following the release of the debut EP Burning the Fields, Wisker left the band to be replaced by Peter Yates as second guitarist. Paul Chousmer played keyboards in the live band from 1988 until 1990, and appeared on the live album Earth Inferno. The current incarnation of the band has released one authorized recording of new material and one double live album since 1990, they perform frequently, with Carl McCoy and Tony Pettit remaining from the original lineup.

The band's name refers to a Biblical race of giants or angel-human hybrids, known as the Nephilim. Although they have not received substantial mainstream success, the band's seminal sound has proved highly influential, especially in the genre of gothic rock.

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