Law of Contagion


Law of Contagion was born in 2019 as a solo project by Alexandre Clément (a.k.a. Ishkur), with the intent of exploring something different from his previous bands, focusing on a black/death sound.

Signing a two-album deal with Moribund Records some months after conception, the project released two albums: “Woeful Litanies from the Nether Realms” in 2020 (also release in cassette tape version via Gruesome Records) and “Oecumenical Rites for the Antichrist in 2022 (also release in cassette tape version via Larvae Records), well received both by public and media.

In late 2022 the project recruited a line-up of session musicians, very experienced in the Portuguese and international scenes, playing the first show in September at one of the best venues in the country (Hard Club in Porto) - since then being booked alongside the likes of Dead Congregation, Corpus Christii, Irae, Ominous Circle and more. At the beginning of 2023 the project became a full band, with all session members becoming contributing members, and the band gearing towards a new aesthetic approach to their craft.

Law of Contagion is now focused on playing live on worthy occasions and writing new music.