Sunday, 23 April 2017

Mnemonic – Shades From A Missing Epoch (Demo 1995)


Country: Sweden

Tracklist
1. Shades From A Missing Epoch 03:00
2. Sanguinary 03:25
3. Ledge Of Darkness 03:17
4. The End Of Humanity 02:57

The Swedish melodic death metal band Mnemonic was formed in early 1994 under the monicker Deformed.
In the summer of the same year Deformed released their first demo "Obsessed By The Past".
After their drummer and bass player quit the band the rest of the members changed their name to Mnemonic.
In 1995 Mnemonic with their new line up recorded their first demo entitled "Shades From A Missing Epoch".
Later that year a few other line-up changes occurred as well 
and finally in 1996 Mnemonic released their second and last demo entitled "While We Dream".
The band was put to rest some time in the year 2000.

Monday, 10 April 2017

Unholy Pantheon – Dominion Of Chaos (Demo 1999)


Country: Greece

Tracklist
1. Blasphemy Eternal 05:59
2. Anthems Of Evil 05:30
3. Dominion Of Chaos 05:17
4. Immortal Existence 04:17

Furious fast paced black metal from Greece with distorted vocals, drum machine and some excellent riffing parts
is what Unholy Pantheon offered back in 1999 with their "Dominion Of Chaos" release.
This short lived one man band, that was created in 1996,
released only this promo/demo before vanishing into obscurity.

Friday, 31 March 2017

Fatal Impact - Satan For Ever (1991)


Country: France

Tracklist
1. Sexual Ceremony 07:44
2. Dance Of The Death 08:37
3. Really Mad 04:43
4. Funeral Song 07:54
5. Cathedral Factory (Act 1) 05:59
6. Cathedral Factory (Act 2) 10:10
7. The Other Look 07:40
8. Sex In Fire 05:53
9. Le Mystique Pervers 09:17

Fatal Impact was a French project that was created by J.C. Dupuy.
The band released several cassettes from mid 80's to late 90's, 
some of them through the legendary Italian label Slaughter Productions.
"Satan For Ever" was released as a regular edition tape, limited to 200 copies as well as a tape in snapcase 
with J card with 11 inserts in black envelope and black cardboard box, limited to 100 copies.
Both versions were published by the French label Nuit Et Brouillard that has been active since 1990.

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Monastery – Plena Sunt Celestia (Demo 1998)


Country: New Zealand

Tracklist
1. The Mountain 05:59
2. Devotion 05:07
3. Cave Of Light 04:06
4. Garden Of Tranquillity 04:30
5. Mountain Of Prayer 02:05

Monastery was the project of Sean O'Kane-Connolly known mostly for his involvement with bands like
Apnea, Corridors Of Pale, Gaoth Anair, Lyra, Nystagmus, Taur Nu Fuin, Uppsalan Temple etc.
In 1998 Sean became a Christian and devoted his musical projects onto God.
Prayer On The Mountain was his first solo project that was originally medieval based but later took a more industrial path.
Since he wanted to continue musically into the medieval-atmospheric genre he decided to create a new project,  
Monastery, that was inspired by Orthodox traditions, and Celtic Christianity.
With this project he tried to engineer visual music intended to build pictures into imagination, 
taking on a voyage through ancient monasteries, stone structures, statues of angels and icons of the saints.
Sean has used many pseudonyms for various ambient and black metal projects over the course of the past handful of years,
including projects like Bashy Troll Fetus, Verrottentrolls, Seregost, Undiscovered Moons Of Saturn, as well as others.

Monday, 13 March 2017

Solhverv – Gravlandets Vogtere (MCD 1995)


Country: Denmark

Tracklist
1. Gravkammerets Gru 05:45
2. Blodig Hævn 02:53
3. Under Dødens Grumme Svøbe 06:17
4. Månens Skygge 04:31

Solhverv was a black metal band from Copenhagen, Denmark that was formed in 1994 and split up in 1997.
Their line up featured Martin F. Jørgenssen (Bass, Vocals, Keyboards),  
Eric E. Marcussen (Drums) and Thomas F. Jørgenssen (Guitars, Vocals).
The band from 1990 to 1994 was known as Fallen Angel and played a mix of death metal with grindcore.
Through that period they released two demos.
In 1994 they changed, for a short period, their name to Helheim before going into Solhverv.
In 1995 their demo cd "Gravlandets Vogtere" was released and in 1996 their first full length album "Tågernes årtusinde
was issued through Euphonious Records.
A split with Nidhug called "Akustiske Ekko Af Fortiden" was also planned for 1997 but this was never happened.
After their disbanding two compilations were released with unreleased/rehearsal material.

Monday, 27 February 2017

Of Unknown Origin – Seven Ovens Of The Soul (1998)


Country: United States

Tracklist
1. From The Womb 00:46
2. Meditation Ladder 05:09
3. Saturnine Night 09:53
4. Chemognosis 07:37
5. The Son Of The Red Dawn 05:35
6. Sphered In A Radiant Cloud 08:34
7. Urlo 05:04
8. Nemonik Entropy 07:45
9. And So On For Ever 01:08

Of Unknown Origin was a collaboration project between Bryin Dall and Derek Rush.
The two artists had already a well established history of collaborative efforts
like A Murder Of Angels, Dream Into Dust and Loretta's Doll.
Of Unknown Origin was yet another project birthed out of their collective interest in dark ambient/experimental sonics, containing segments of industrial/noise electronics.
The band released only one album on The Order Of The Suffering Clown label
and was distributed worldwide by World Serpent.

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Mors Amara – Der Sonne Abgewandt... (Demo 1997)


Country: Switzerland

Tracklist
1. In Triumph We Stand, Eternal We Fight 05:07
2. Awaiting The End 07:22
3. Nocturna 02:19
4. Der Sonne Abgewandt... 06:58

Mors Amara was a Swiss melodic/atmospheric black metal band that formed in 1995.
Their line up featured Gryff (Guitars, Vocals),  
Sabnock (Drums, Backing Vocals), Noctua (Keyboards) and Teriel (Bass).
Unfortunatelly Mors Amara did not managed to sign on any label or to release a full length album 
but this short lived band will always be remembered for their "Der Sonne Abgewandt..." demo that was released in 1997.
The demo was recorded in February - April 1997 at Core-Studios and offered four amazing tracks of melodic black metal similar to the early works of Gehenna and Dimmu Borgir.