Profanatica is a black metal band from New York. They are among the American black metal bands to have emerged early during the second wave of black metal, and under the direction of Paul Ledney they have placed profound emphasis on blasphemous themes.
Profanatica’s musical style is influenced by Possessed, old Venom, old Bathory, Hellhammer, Necrovore and Sarcófago. It is close to death metal. According to both Proscriptor and Tony Laureano, they are among the first American black metal bands, although Laureano considers them to be obviously death metal. So far, Profanatica have released a total of four studio albums.