NETHERBIRD sprung into existence October 30th 2004 in Stockholm, Sweden by Nephente (vocals), Bizmark (guitars, keyboard) and Grim (guitars). The was goal was, and will always be, to create harsh metal with influences from both black and death metal.
"Stockholm, Sweden's Netherbird have been blurring the boundaries between black, death, and other extreme metal strains (goth, symphonic, etc.) since 2004, when founders Nephente (vocals), Bizmark (guitars, keyboards), and Grim (guitars) first convened to record a promotional single entitled "Boulevard Black," made available the following year. This first step in due time paved the way to two separate EPs, Blood Orchid (Grim's final outing with the group) and Lighthouse Eternal (both 2007), that Netherbird distributed for free on the Internet, before landing a contract with Pulverised Records. At this point, it should probably be noted that, thus far, Netherbird had remained a strictly in-studio proposition, and a rotating cast of characters (including drummer Adrian Erlandsson of At the Gates and Cradle of Filth, Brice Leclercq of Nightrage and Dissection, Janne Saarenpää of the Crown, etc.) continued to lend a hand on a temporary basis during the production of 2008's debut full-length, The Ghost Collector. But the very next year, Netherbird announced a firm lineup of Nephente, Bizmark, guitarist Nord, and bassist Tobias Gustafsson (ex-Eucharist) during the recording of the next full-length album, Monument Black Colossal (2010), after which it was announced that Erik Röjås had also joined as a permanent drummer. "
Since this was written Netherbird has released on more full length album and two more EP:s and also completed two international tours and recruited Tobias Jacobsson (bass) and Nils Fjellström (drums) to the lineup. Today the band stands stronger than ever is currently in the process of recording the third full length album and with a list of international gigs planned.