SORCERY was one of the earliest Death Metal bands from Sweden. The band was formed summer 1986 and released their first demo, “The Arrival” in April 1987. In 1988 a second demo, “Ancient Creation” were made and the band had progressed into a harder and faster unit. On their third demo, “Unholy crusade” from 1989, SORCERY had found themselves a unique Death Metal style that would be the bands mark into the future. This demo also landed a deal with the French label Thrash Records and a 7”EP, “Rivers of the Dead” hit the streets in 1990.
SORCERY’s debut album “Bloodchilling Tales” was recorded in the famous Sunlight Studio by Thomas Skogsberg and released in 1991. “Bloodchilling Tales” have since then been re-released several times on CD on a German label. After numerous line-up changes, the band disbanded in 1997. Most of the members then became active in other bands. Among them In Aeternum, Fear My Solitude, Outremer and Gadget.
SORCERY was brought back to life in 2009. Another demo was recorded and in 2011 the band released “Unholy Creations”, a complete collection of the band’s early demo recordings, now neatly packed in a three LP set. In 2012 SORCERY hooked up with Xtreem music for the release of the band’s second album. The final result was called “Arrival at six” and was released in January 2013. Once again the band had collaborated with Tomas Skogsberg and the album contained nine songs that will combine the new band with the old sound. The only original members of the band are vocalist Ola Malmström and guitarist Paul Johansson. New members are John Falk on drums and bass player Mikael Carlsson.
SORCERY will also release a new, complete re-mastered version of the “Bloodchilling Tales” album + “Rivers of the Dead” EP under the title “Legacy of Blood” in 2013 with a brand new cover artwork. The CD version will be released by Xtreem Music while the vinyl will be done by To The Death Rec. Also the band will do their first US tour in April the same year.
Arrival at Six
XM 120 CD/LP
Legacy of Blood
XM 126 CD
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