Kharon Biography

Kharon hails from the town Sarpsborg in Norway, and the band was originally formed under the name “Padox” in 1989 by Frank aka Kull (bass) and Jørgen aka Rigor (lead guitar). Pål Cato aka Cryll (ex Baalberith and Infernal) joined on vocals, Kjell Vidar on drums and Pål Henrik on guitar.

In 1990 the band changed their name to Immortal Enemy and Bjørn Magne aka Børni replaced Kjell Vidar on drums. Later the same year they switched drummer once more in favor of Stig. Then again in 1991 they changed their band name, this time to Potency, and released a rehearsal demo tape called “Abortus Provocatus”.

In 1992 the official and current band-name Kharon was established, changing drummer to Dag Ronny aka General Hymer (aka Thyme ex. Ragnarok), and guitarist and vocalist to Øyvind aka Rym Vicious (Crowhead and ex Ragnarok).

In 1993 Kharon contributed to the Ørevox Vol 1 compilation with the track “Coma Of Hallucination”. The track was recorded live in studio, and was released on casette tape by “Grønn Musikk”.

In 2001 Henry aka Tamlin joined the band on second bass, and Kharon released their first official demo; “The Fullmoon Curse”, recorded at Haunted House Studios. The demo containing three new songs and was pressed in 1000 copies on cassette tape and distributed by Neodawn  Productions.

In 2002 John Thomas aka Johnto Pantera (Ragnarok) took over the drums from General Hymer, who then replaced Rym on vocals. This also shifted Kharon’s musical style and genre from Death Metal and more towards Black Metal with General Hymer’s screaming vocals.

In 2003 Kharon recorded the EP “Raised by Hellish Demons”, containing 6 new songs delivered by this lineup, and recorded in the local studio Atic Sound.

The band has since been more or less dormant, except for a couple of youtube releases from Rigor together with Kull & General Hymer.

Until the plague struck in 2020, and Kharon resurfaced together with Hellstain Productions, working on a a remastered version of their old releases combined with both old live material and newer material with General Hymer vocals, and even brand new material with vocalist Malignant of Dauden/Mork (ex Ragnarok).