DERKETA (USA/PA)


Derkéta is a doom influenced death metal band from Pittsburgh, PA. The name Derkéta was taken from Stygian Mythology; she was the goddess of death of a blood drinking cult. The band was formed by Sharon Bascovsky (vocals & guitars) and Terri Heggen (drums) in late 1988, first rehearsal took place March of 1989. The bands 1st offering was in the form of a 1989 2-song rehearsal that was recorded on a 4 track . Kim August from Ultimatum ‘Zine assisted on the bass tracks for that recording. In February '90, the band released a 4-song demo entitled "The Unholy Ground". Shortly after, an offer from Seraphic Decay Records came into play, Derkéta re-recorded two demo songs and released the Premature Burial 7" in July of 1990. In 1991, the bass was assisted by Mary Bielich but nothing permanent to complete a full line-up. After tension in the band formed, Terri joined up with Mary to form Mythic. Sharon continued to write songs and has since been the sole driving force behind Derkéta's sound and main song writer. Sharon recruited long time friend Jim Sadist, drummer of the unholy NunSlaughter to record three songs. In November of 1999, two of the songs were released for a Split 7" with the evil gods NunSlaughter on Deliria Noise Outfitters, Ordealis Records re-released this evil split on picture disc.


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Mythic


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1989 REHEARSAL DEMO

Xeroxed covers and recorded onto regular non studio tapes.

TRACK LISTING:
- The Unholy Ground
- Time of Awakening

 

THE UNHOLY GROUND 1990 DEMO

Pro printed three panel covers and recorded onto regular non studio tapes. Lyrics on back.

TRACK LISTING:
- Premature Burial
- Eternal Misery
- The Unholy Ground
- Time Of Awakening

THE UNHOLY GROUND 1990 DEMO TAPE:

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