perjantai 6. tammikuuta 2012

Lycanthropy - Sanctity of the Black demo 1995

Lycanthropy (us) - Sanctity of the Black demo I 1995
Intro / Over the Dark Horizon
2) Soulfrost
3) Shadows Among the Stars
4) Call from the Grave (Bathory cover)


!!! Baalberith's rip: Reuploaded

USBM again and one of the releases I had standing on my desktop for a little while as I did not have a tracklisting to it, nor any other information than band name and demo 1995. Obviously I recognized the last track and after a little research I determined this to be their first demo. Don't know why, but the Metal Archives entry omits the Bathory cover from the tracklisting there. Well, we've already discussed the trustiness of that site before so let's not go there again. The cover image was borrowed from there too, I'd like a proper scan if you have it.

My traded copy has some extra hiss and slight tape wear here and there, the demo itself has a raw underground production (=practically non-existent) yet it sounds all good and listenable. The imperfections are few and far between and the sound really suits the raw yet still atmospheric music. They are obviously influenced by the Scandinavian hordes and hardly original, but who cares as long as it works? Their own three songs are very compact (2nd one less than minute long) and the cover track fits in well. I find this a pleasing listen, check it out for yourself if USBM doesn't give you a rash.

UPDATE: I was contacted by Seth aka Baalberith of Lycanthropy and he has provided me with his own rips of the three demos, with cover scans in most cases and so I have added links to his rip of the master tape and cover scan up there. Thanks, much appreciated!

8 kommenttia:

Anonyymi kirjoitti...

Very surprised to see this on here. I'm a regular follower of your blog, and this is my old band. Let me know how to get in touch if you want scans, MP3s, or whatever. Thanks for posting the demo.

Velkaarn kirjoitti...


Really? This is then correct I presume? Yeah, I'd really like scans of the covers for this one and for "Summoning Ancient Chaos" which I've also ripped. It seems to be called promo 1995 on M.A. Then I'd like to get the "Amduscias" demo with scans, to complete the trinity!

Thanks in advance if you can help me! You can use my email to contact, it's velkaarn at

Anonyymi kirjoitti...

Argh! I needed this demo, much thanks!

kingpossum kirjoitti...

USBM does give me a rash but I'll check it out only because its you who elected to post it, Velkaarn.

No offense to Mr. Anonyymi sanoi who might in fact be a member of said US band. I'll be 'appy to change my position on USBM if listening merits.

PS glad to see Mr. Anonyymi sanoi did indeed offer to serve up more sounds. Thnx.

Velkaarn kirjoitti...

Thanks for your comments, gentlemen.

I hope you won't be dissappointed, I like it myself but I can be notoriously easy to please at one time and then again very picky another time.

kingpossum kirjoitti...

Velkaarn I am indeed not disappointed. There's a circular thing happening here, an artistry more expected of the Scandinavian and European bands than I generally expect from the US bands that usually just sound thuggish to me by comparison.

Good work. I too can be fickle about what connects and what doesn't Velkaarn, and all I can say right now is please bring more Mr. Anonyymi/Lycanthropy member, this is cool.

Thanks everyone,

Velkaarn kirjoitti...


I'm glad to read that! You'll be then happy to read Baalberith (former Lycanthropy main man) sent me his rips of all the tapes, of which there appear to be several different versions. I shall post these once I've a bit time on my hands again, next week I assume!

Thanks alot for your support and the items, very very much appreciated!!!

kingpossum kirjoitti...

Thanks for sharing Baalberith, I look forward to hearing more.