The band Capitollium was created in year 2000 A.D. in Ukraine (Lviv) under the attractive influence of the cold stones of a gothic cemetery by st. Julius - the only member and composer of the project (-ex. Molphar, -ex. Liturgy for Nosferatu, -ex.Apostate). In 2000 the first demo material was recorded - the "Undivine Antipathy" EP. In year 2002 "Symphony of Possession" demo LP was recorded consequently. The total running time of the recordings is 28 and 60 minutes. All music is in sympho black metal style. The material on the EP is more brutal than on the LP where more melodies and dark harmonies are.
Capitollium is inspired by the mystic aspects of life and beauty of gothic times, especially by the gothic architecture. Actually the music style of the band can be called Liturgy Church Metal because there are many elements of the middle ages and cathedral music in their material. Both albums were recorded on Capitollium Recs., composed, designed and performed by st. Julius.
In 2002 a distribution label was found - Oupiric productions (Russia). In October 2002 the first band’s release - EP "Undivine Antipathy" MC was produced by the label. The tape was including 2 bonus tracks from the second demo - "Symphony of Possession”. Circulation - 1000 copies. In March 2004 the second Capitollium release - "Symphony of Possession" CD/MC has been produced by Oupiric productions. CD/Tape including 13 tracks of the melodic sympho black metal. Total running time - 60'03". Circulation - 1000 CD & 1000 MC copies.
EP MC 2002 "Undivine Antipathy" Oupiric productions (Russia)
CD/MC 2004 "Symphony of Possession" by Oupiric productions (Russia)
CD 2004 “Seraphim’s Lair” More Hate Productions/ Russia
Religion of the Ivy:
"Walking through the graveyard has fulfilled me with new forces and hopes, I have almost merged with a cold stone and have turned into the thorny wreath, passionately thirsting blood from a forehead of the Jewish mongrel. I have felt the Touch again and I am ready to serve as the instrument of His voice. I regret to abandon such charming place but I have left it through the main arch with still firm intention to come back here as soon as possible (I mean not for eternity). The last thing which has drawn my attention - dark green ivy, he has twisted around all tombs, and made he's way through the crypts, eclipsed unseeing eyes of the Christ, penetrated into the bosom of the Virgin. Strange and simultaneously magnificent plant - he is resistant both to the heat and to the cold though prefers to live in a shadow, far away from importunate eyes of passers - by, he silently and silently embraces the victim from different directions in due course to begin a part of an architectural composition. He is almost imperceptible for inexperienced sights so he merges into environment. If you try to separate him from his substratum, whether it would be a stone plate, the crude ground covered with a moss or an old rusty fencing with peaked thorns, he will survive, cling to ground until you wouldn't apply enormous force you wouldn't divide him from his roots, which had time to enter deeply into the hem. But by all means he will not give up, and will come to the same place next week, and you will see, that he towers or slips again, confidently clinging to the exact place whence you have so ruthlessly separated him. He's deaf. But he clearly talks about beauty of a stone, iron, trees. He is the great judge of beauty and an atmosphere. He's her unseparated part. He wants to own everything, and he owns it, embracing and covering all under himself. He is selfish in his most gorgeous appearance. He is strong in the desire and weak in his loneliness. He is my religion. Religion of authority. "
(Dark remembrances, 2002 A.B., st. Julius)