torstai 26. helmikuuta 2015

Golden Dawn - Rehearsal Tape 1996

Golden Dawn - Rehearsal Tape 1996
1) Call from the Grave (Bathory cover)
2) Inwards Leads the Mythic Death
3) A Message [cuts!]


I was going to post another synth kind of an item today but then on a whim, possibly influenced by the other rehearsal tapes recently posted, I decided to resume my awfully slow Golden Dawn project with this rehearsal tape from '96 ripped by Grev's comrade. Thanks again, gentlemen! No covers exist for this one, at least that's what I think. UPDATE: Image used sent by reader Running Wild who wanted to make placeholder images for this and the other rehearsal, thanks!

No more time to waste, to the music: first song should be familiar to all, a cover of Bathory classic "Call from the Grave" which does have some personal touches thanks to the synth bits that appear in the later part of the song. Decent rehearsal sound quality, not that far from the '95 demos really. Musically not too far removed either, it's getting a little bit more complex with more synth parts, quite obviously as this sits between "Way of the Sorcerer" and the debut album. Or that's what I think, neither of the original titles appear elsewhere, unless they were renamed and I don't right now recognize either being an album track. Then again, it's been a while since I last listened to "The Art of Dreaming" so I might be wrong. Unfortunately the last track cuts, I've no idea how much. If you have a complete version of this recording it would be very welcome. Until then, this would be recommended to fans of Golden Dawn and collectors of Austrian recordings, as well as people into synth-heavy, somewhat avant-gardish dark/black metal.

4 kommenttia:

Anonyymi kirjoitti...

Velkarn - you rule!
Damned, I thought I would never get my hands on this rare release.
"Collectors of Austrian recordings" - You put it straight, ha.
Thanks a million & greetings from over there!
Running wild

Velkaarn kirjoitti...


I was actually thinking about you when I wrote that. ;) Shame the last track cuts though, I don't remember right now what Stefan wrote about that, but I'm pretty sure I asked him. Well, this is the best we have for now!

Anonyymi kirjoitti...

Damnit, it's no longer available. I searched high and low, but other download links elsewhere lead to these same files that were deleted :( I was too slow...

Velkaarn kirjoitti...


Yeah, that's the issue with most cheap (read: free) fileshares, if it remains untouched long enough it is gone. All lead to same links? Heh, that's why reblogging sucks, should at least reupload while at it. All roads led to Rome but the gates were closed.

It's been reuploaded, crap service again so get it while it's hot!