October of 2000 saw the release of the debut Nicodemus CD, Tales of the Lovelorn & Necromantic. Inspired by traditional, progressive, and European black metal, the album achieved critical acclaim for its original blend of musicianship and dark atmosphere. The unique sound caught on with the metal underground as sales and buzz grew strong. The album received distribution in thirteen countries giving the release international press attention and retail availability.
By this time, Nicodemus had grown to include Andrew Greene on drums (and webmaster, and art director, and business partner) and Mathew McGee on lead guitar in the live and recording line-up. In 2002, with a management team in place (Jeff Keller management), Nicodemus signed with US based goth-metal label Dark Symphonies and recruited a second guitarist, Dave Peters. February 11th, 2003 saw the much anticipated release of The Supernatural Omnibus. This era also saw the hiring and quick departure of Tamar Yvonne who was brought on board to attempt an element of female vocals soon deemed unnecessary. Despite the misstep, critical acclaim continued with the more melodic and progressive approach of the sophomore effort.
With more focused songwriting and stronger progressive arrangements, the band left Dark Symphonies and sought a new home. Winter of 2004 saw the signing of a worldwide deal with Greek metal label Sonic Age Records. Matthew McGee left in mid 2005 and was replaced by long time friend of the band, and the studio engineer of the next release, Chris Finster. The third Nicodemus album, Vanity Is A Virtue was released in June of 2005. This most recent of the Nicodemus efforts truly establishes the band's signature sound and style.
Well received by virtually all, Vanity has garnered Nicodemus its strongest fan and press response to date. The relationship with Sonic Age was short lived and the group is currently maintaining its independence. Since the release of Vanity, Nicodemus has filmed two ambitious music videos ("Next in Nocturne", and "...and It Becomes You") and toured the United Kingdom. After a hiatus, Nicodemus is back working on new material and have added new interactive elements to its website. Christopher Morris and Andrew Greene are also launching a new Podcast on the business and craft of music which will be announced in the near future.
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