SAMAEL (SWITZERLAND)


SAMAEL heralded their arrival with the 1987 demo recording titled 'Into The Infernal Storm Of Evil'. This session, crafted by vocalist / guitarist Vorphalack with Pat Charvet on drums, showed a band bursting with ambition but not yet in possession of the technical ability or experience to get their message across. Nevertheless, the chamber-like echo applied to the vocals hinted at a greater majesty to come. A second demo, 'Macabre Operetta', saw issue the following year, after which Charvet bowed out to join MISERY. The group's 1989's 'Medieval Prophecy' three track EP, recorded as a duo of Vorphalack, credited with "vociferations" and his drumming brother Xytraguptor, featured a cover of HELLHAMMER's 'The Third Of The Storm' whilst demo track 'Into The Dark' was re-worked, bolting on a further five minutes duration, as 'Into The Pentagram'. Issued through Necrosound Records, two sleeve variations of Medieval Prophecy saw release, adding to collectability. SAMAEL's next release in 1990 was the demo tape 'From Dark To Black'.  Signing to the then newly established French label Osmose Productions SAMAEL published the 'Worship Him' album in June 1990, notably boasting the catalogue number OPCD001. For this creative congress, recorded in Taurus Studios that March, the band unit was enhanced with the addition of MasmiseĆ®m (a.k.a. Christophe Mermod). 'Worship Him' unexpectedly generated substantial sales, eventually surpassing the 100,000 sales mark in Europe alone.


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INTO THE INFERNAL STORM OF EVIL 1988 DEMO

Xeroxed three panel covers. No lyrics. Recorded onto regular non studio tapes. Recorded in March of 1988.

TRACK LISTING:
- Intro
- The messenger of the light
- The knowledge of the ancient kingdom
- Into the dark
- Sleep of death

INTO THE INFERNAL STORM OF EVIL 1988 DEMO TAPE:

 

MACABRE OPERETTA 1988 DEMO

Xeroxed four panel covers with a foldout flap on the fourth. No lyrics. Recorded onto regular non studio tapes.

TRACK LISTING:
- Blood Ritual
- Crown of Evil
- Macabre Operetta

 

MEDIEVAL PROPHECY 1988 DEMO

Xeroxed covers. No lyrics. Recorded onto studio tapes. Later pressed into a 7inch.

TRACK LISTING:
- Into the Pentagram
- The Dark (Extensive version)
- The Third of the Storms (Hellhammer cover)

MEDIEVAL PROPHECY 1988 DEMO TAPE:


 

1990 PROMO

Black paper that had three panel covers and sticker of the bands address. Promo recorded before their Worship Album. No art work or lyrics. This was an early promotional demo that was released to a few friends of the band, and was also used to seal an early contract from a record label. Also called the "From Dark to Black" Promo

TRACK LISTING:
- Morbid Metal
- Knowledge of the Ancient Kingdom

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