FORSAKEN (MALTA)


The band started out as progressive metallers Blind Alley and the initial line-up, formed in September 1990, featured Leo Stivala (vocals), former Fall Out keyboardist Cay Schembri, Kevin Azzopardi (guitars), Simeon Gatt (drums) and Tony Azzopardi (bass). The band adopted the epithet Forsaken shortly after the recruitment of ex-Kremation and Vandals bassist Albert Bell in July 1991. The new line-up set about writing new material that displayed an array of influences amongst the plethora of sub-genres in the Heavy Metal scene resulting in the band's first and only demo to date, entitled "Requiem". This served to attract a great interest in the band, which culminated in a deal with the French underground independent label Arkham Productions. The band released its debut 7" Ep on Arkham entitled "Virtues of Sanctity" in July 1992. In February 1997 the band released its long-awaited debut CD entitled "Evermore" on Storm Records. On the 4th January, 2001, Daniel Magri, the band's longest serving guitarist, passed away after a long and courageous battle against Cancer. Daniel's contribution to the band was indeed outstanding. He had helped to re-orient the band's sound after his recruitment in 1992 and had been instrumental in the composition of several of Forsaken's most memorable tracks, including "Confessing My Desolation", "Sufferance", "The Healer", "Season's End" and "Rubicon". In Feb 2002 Forsaken opened a new chapter in their eventful history with the release of a three-track demo simply titled Demo 2002. The demo features a re-worked version of the perennial Where Angels Have Fallen, Via Crucis (The Way of the Cross) and A Martyr's Prayer. The demo is aimed to showcase the band's contemporary musical direction. Shortly after dispatching the demo to various labels, the band was approached by Golden Lake Productions (Scotland, UK) with a concrete offer for a new record deal. The band's record deal with Golden Lake saw the band release a MCD entitled "Iconoclast" toward late summer 2002.


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REQUIEM 1991 DEMO

Professionally made cover with lyrics and pictures. Pro printed tapes. Another Gustove Dore cover.

TRACK LISTING:
- Tabernacle of Sorrow
- The Cross
- Labyrinth of Destiny
- Where Angels Have Fallen
- All Is Accomplished



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