MASTIPHAL – DAMNATIO MEMORIAE

MASTIPHAL – DAMNATIO MEMORIAE

EVIL017

TRACKLIST

LINE-UP DETAILS

CD 1
"For a Glory of All Evil Spirits, Rise for Victory"
Battle
For a Glory of All Evil Spirits, Rise for Victory
Flames of Fire Full of Hatred
Wind of Stakes
Tęsknota Czasów Minionych
Calling from the Past
Aim
Legion
Nad Jeziorami My¶li Nie¶miertelnej

Bonus video – Live in Lublin ’94
Intro
Aim
A Dawn of Pagan Deeds
In the Shadow of Nastrand

CD 2
"Sowing Profane Seed" Demo
Sowing Profane Seed
Intro
Aim
Confirmation
In the Shadow of Nastrand
Outro – Calling

Promo ’96
Summoned Howling
Mag-Sex (Kat cover)

Bonus audio – Live in Lublin ’94
Aim
Confirmation
In the Shadow of Nastrand
A Dawn of Pagan Deeds
Calling from the Past

1992-1994
Flauros -vocal
Cymeris – guitar
Abigor – bass
Desecrator – keyboards
Sarcueil – drumms

1995-1996
Flauros -vocal
Cymeris – guitar
Abigor – bass
Sammach – keyboards
Sarcueil – drumms

1996-1998
Flauros – bass, vocals
Cymeris – guitars, vocals
Paul – drumms

FORMAT: DOUBLE 2 CD`S 8 PANELS DIGI PACK
RELEASED ON: 25.09.2009
STYLE: BLACK METAL

INFORMATION

 

In 1991, in the city of Katowice (Upper Silesia, Poland), Flauros and Cymeris started a band called Dissolution. The term ‘black metal’ was only known in Poland at the time as something having to do with Venom records. The two teenagers, fascinated with the left hand path, were fanatics of Kat [The Executioner] (a Polish old school trash metal band); they also unceasingly listened to vinyls of Bathory, Celtic Frost, Entombed and the aforesaid Brits. The music of Dissolution was made then on a wheezy guitar and a poor 5-watt amplifier. It was a combination of middle-tempo death metal, coarse and repetitive riffs and dreadful lyrics. The band did a few local gigs, among which those played as a support of the Polish Pandemonium, the Swedish Liers in Wait and Vader.

A year later those two friends got deeper into black metal and Dissolution became memory. In 1994 Mastiphal released their first demo entitled “Sowing Profane Seed”. The line-up was : Flauros (vocal), Cymeris (guitar) Abigor (bass), Desecrator (keyboards) and Sarcueil (drums). The band managed to build a strong position on the thriving underground scene. “Sowing Profane Seed” quickly gained recognition among black metalheads. Unlike loads of bands slavishly imitating the Norwegian hords, Mastiphal was distinguished by their harmonious arrangements and elaborate guitar riffs. The band used keyboards – definitely not a classical black metal weapon at the time. Along with Christ Agony, Graveland and Behemoth (just starting out on their career then) Mastiphal became one of the most promising bands of the Polish black metal scene. “For a Glory of All Evil Spirits, Rise for Victory” was recorded and released in 1995. Sammach replaced Desecrator on keyboards. A year later, the album was released by Nocturn Records (Holland) which, unfortunately, ended its existence a couple of months later. Undoubtedly, For a Glory… was a continuation of the style that the band had chosen on the demo. Arrangements were more melodic and keyboards more and more persistent. Unforunately. soon after Flauros and Cymeris failed to reach a musical compromise and with time their paths diverged. The last records by Mastiphal included a compilation Seed of Victory, released by the Vox Mortiis in 1998 and ‘Mag-Sex’, a cover from the Kat repertoire.

Ten years later it can be finally announced – Mastiphal is back! “Damnation Memoriae is a luxury double digipack with all recordings of Mastiphal. After you refresh your memory with their outstanding legacy – you can expect new album which will be released in 2010!!!

More Information and Contact Details:
http://www.myspace.com/mastiphalhorde
Promotion: michal@witchinghour.pl

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