MANDATORY was founded in summer '01 by Sascha Beselt (guitars/bass/keys) and Stinne (drums/vox) for the love of raw and straightforward Death Metal in the vein of the early 90's. The first Demo "Divine Destruction" brought strong reviews in mags and webzines all over the planet. This demo was floowed by "Beyond the Veil" in 2003 getting also very positive reactions.
The same line-up also recorded the next release "Curse of the Undead" (2005) as well as the latest MCD "...Where they Bleed" in 2006/07. Both CD's again brought great reviews and feedback worldwide and led to a collaboration with the Australian underground Death Metal label Asphyxiate Recordings that also released "...Where they Bleed". In January 2008 Obliteration Records released a fat compilation entitled "Exiled in Pain" featuring every release so far plus unreleased bonus material. 20 tracks in total!!
In summer 2009, MANDATORY signed a deal with XTREEM MUSIC for the release of the band's full length album which was recorded already, but still had to be mixed which was finally done during the first half of 2010 by the legendary Tomas Skogberg at Sunlight Studio in Stockholm, giving the band the most appropriate & genuine sound for the band. "Adrift Beyond" was finally released in July 2010 and marks one of the most significative albums in 2010 in the underground Death Metal scene!!
XM 083 CD
Old School Death Metal
If you run a zine, webzine or you need high quality graphic stuff about the band, you can download here a .ZIP file with: Pictures, Logos and Album cover.