Year formed: 1981
Origin: Bucharest, Romania
Genres: Black metal, Death metal, Thrash metal
Lineup: Daniel Bălan (Lead vocals/Bass), Nicușor Albescu (Lead guitar), Costin Cojocaru (Rhythm guitar/Backing vocals), Liviu Negrescu (Drums)
Bio: Iad (Meaning 'Hell' and 'Inferno' in Romanian), an extreme metal band, formed in 1981 and is a well known band in the First Wave of Black Metal movement. Their style a well constructed combination of black metal, death metal, and thrash metal, creating a unique style of their own. They have toured with bands such as Hellhammer, Celtic Frost, Venom, Mercyful fate, and Sarcofago.
Over the years the band members have formed bands of their own, though they are just with the bands on a temporary basis. Band frontman, Daniel Bălan has formed a death/thrash band as well as a studio based industrial black metal project. Lead guitarist Nicușor Albescu has formed a blackened thrash metal band, which combines the styles of old-scho