keskiviikko 22. heinäkuuta 2015

Infernal Destruction - Death, Violence, Satanism demo 1996

Infernal Destruction - Death, Violence, Satanism demo 1996
1) Satan's Anarchy
2) Song of Satan
3) End of God
4) Christ Is Drunk

Mega / Sendspace

It's been a bit quiet at the Coven this month as I have been preoccupied with other things. But to show we're not completely on a summer vacation here's a curious contribution sent by master Mihkel Kleis (you might remember him from the Messier items of the other year) a little while ago. And this should be pretty obscure again, a demo tape by Tartu's short-lived (1996-97) Infernal Destruction. He found the tape in a thift store among a pile of other demos and got curious, to our benefit. Scans of the covers are included and the rip quality is very good.

The music here sounds... unique. It's black metal, sure, but more like old Venom, first album Bathory and such rather than the peers of their era, Scandinavian or Estonian. The extremely lo-fi but clear and crispy "production" brings also to my mind some German stuff like Siren or Sacrifice Slaughtered Jesus. But this has more punky vibe to it and once again the enthusiasm level is much higher than skills. The guitar distortion is raw and strange, drums extremely bizarre and stripped down, but definitely played by human hand. Vocals are as crude as the rest. There is certain attractiveness to their cooking that really even should not be there but just happens. I should probably drop Sacrilegeous here also as a reference, though these are younger, eager men fumbling about. Fascinating.

Mihkel managed to get in touch with Sven Reimaa who was credited on the covers by his full name and got further information that enabled him to reach Satanizer who apparently still is active, not with metal though. He had played in a few other bands between 1997 and 2002. Apparently this was recorded in an apartment with a dictaphone, considering that the sound is quite good! Mihkel wanted to know what kind of equipment they used for recording and here's what Satanizer told (in rough translation): "...It is possible that at that moment I didn't have proper guitar amp and instead I played directly through home stereo and for distortion there was an old soviet tape recorder where turning up the recording volume caused the effect of overamplification. But maybe I already had Peavey 10w trans amp and DOS FX58 Metal Maniac pedal. The "drum set" was nothing but two so called pioneer drums made of saheet metal and pot lids for cymbals" - which does explain a lot! Gotta love their ingenuity. He also asked how many copies were made, after all the demo had full lyrics on sleeve and was dubbed on exact length tape, instead of standard TDK, Maxell or whatever. Satanizer replied there were about 20 copies made and mostly spread among friends, never really advertised or distributed. It was played once in radio though - in Raadio 2 metal show "Metallion" hosted by Enrico Kaljurand with whom our contributor used to trade with. So there, this is obviously for people into rarities, lo-fi enthusiasts, collectors of Baltic obscura and maybe even for people into punk. Thanks again to Mihkel for both the contribution and the detective work!

11 kommenttia:

Anonyymi kirjoitti...

Wow, and people were complaining about Necrofago and Necrobutcher?

GREV kirjoitti...

Wow! Thanks for this guys!

Like you write "lo-fi" I agreed 666% of this. Punky Lo-fi Black Metal ;)

Vocalist reminds me of my cousin Jukka (who was vocalist in Purgatory in early 1990) and the sounds of the demo is very similar than Purgatory "lo-fi tapes"

Velkaarn kirjoitti...


Heh, you're welcome and it's always nice to manage a surprise every now and then. I don't think I've heard Purgatory so can't compare but I think I can imagine it pretty well!

kingpossum kirjoitti...

Unique indeed. Sort of a minimalist thing these BM dudes were influenced by Terry Riley and Phillip Glass. I doubt that's the case of course. Maybe a BM Stray Cats is closer to the mark, with the percussionist sounding like he fabricated his few instruments from food cans and cereal boxes. Or maybe he's a fan of the late Paul Burwell of Bow Gamelan Orchestra.

Or maybe I'm simply over tired.

Great listen, hearty thanks.

edasi kirjoitti...

They're still repairing my tape deck, will send the other rips we talked about when I get it back.

GREV kirjoitti...


Yeah, Purgatory (from my home town) wasn't so "big name" in early 1990. They made some four tracker tapes without drums. Middle of 90's they've changed name to Sacrifire and they made demo (with drums at this time), but that remain unreleased. I've got it, but unmixed version and I must say that their style of that demo was some rockish Death Metal.
Also they've made some "drunk-demo" under the name Andusciassus

Velkaarn kirjoitti...


As you will, we are working in our leisure and whim after all. No way anyone would be foolish enough to spend time all these years for such pursuit!

kingpossum kirjoitti...

@GREV and Velkaarn:
Bring on the drunk demo. That sounds too good to be true.

Velkaarn kirjoitti...


Sorry the delay in getting your comment out, been busy with other stuff. The demo does sound interesting but it is up to brother Grev!

GREV kirjoitti...

kingpossum & Velkaarn.

Well, the Andusciassus tape is totally private "NOT FOR TRADE!" item, so I must disappoint you :(

Velkaarn kirjoitti...


Thought from the description it might be thus. No worries, trust beats curiosity so I am not dissappointed.