Ten years have passed since our debut full length album “Marras” was released. A small milestone that seemed fitting to be celebrated in some way. I had never been satisfied with how the album sounded. It was recorded and mixed with such a small amount of knowledge how things should have been done correctly. The production on the original release was a wreck that couldn’t have been made better with only new mastering, so it was decided to also remix the whole thing and by someone else than myself. So we booked Trollhouse Audio and got the album remixed and remastered from original recordings. At the same time we decided that the cover should also be redone. The original was what we wanted ten years ago, but the new mix also needed a new cover to represent it. Painted by R. Ärling it reflects the soundscape perfectly painting a vision of a barren, cold and lonely death. And now we present you the sonically and visually revised “Marras.”
Sudentaival, originally released in 2001. To get the best possible result for the sound of a planned reissue, the original master tapes were obtained from Asta Studio, to completely re-mix & master the album.
Horna’s mastermind Shatraug adds: “Back in the late 90’s and year 2000 when I wrote “Sudentaival” I knew the material was strong, as it still is, yet the album itself became a sum of bad production choices and a foreword for change. While it was the best work up to date, none of the members who were with me back then participated on any future full-length albums. Many of it’s songs are still in our live repertoire and to me they sound as fresh as in the time they were written. However, how the album was mixed and mastered always bothered me until I took the time to obtain all the original files and had it remixed entirely – this is the vision represented here: full, rich and without unnecessary digital additions.”
Horna – Sudentaival Digipack CD are now in the stock and will be officially released September 27th.
Behexen took its form in 94 when Torog (vocals), Horns (drums) & Reaper (guitars) formed the band. Black metal was the keyword since the very first day! The first demo “Reality is in evil…” saw the moonlight in 95, the second demo “Eternal Realm” in 97 and the third demo “Blessed be the darkness” in 98. At this point Reaper left the band. For his replacement Behexen took Gargantum in guitar and Lunatic in bass in order to do liverituals. “Blessed be the darkness” brought forth the deal from Sinister Figure and the debut album “Rituale Satanum” was recorded in summer 99. Due to countless problems the band drifted away from the rip-off label and waited 3 years to get that deal to expire. During this period Veilroth joined in for 2nd guitar. This line-up has lasted up till today. After this Behexen signed the deal with the Finnish Woodcut Records in May 2003. The second full-length album “By the Blessing of Satan” was recorded in May 2003. Behexen is and will be BLACK METAL in its blackest and rawest form!
Behexen – By The Blessing of Satan Jewelcase CD repress is at pressing plant right now and will be available at 30th August!
Horna was created by Shatraug (guitar, vocals) and Moredhel (bass) back in 1993 under the name Shadowed. In 1994 Gorthaur (drums) joined the band and the name was changed to Horna. The band began working on their first demo, “Varjoissa”, which was released in 1995. I 1996 Nazgul Von Armageddon joined as vocalist and in 1996 they released a promo tape, “Hiidentorni”, and it gains them a deal with Solistitium Records. In 1997 the first album, also called “Hiidentorni”, was released and second album “Kohti Yhdeksän Nousua” was finished.
In January 1998 Skratt joined the band and the third album “Haudankylmyyden Maille” was also recorded and in April “Kohti Yhdeksän Nousua” was released. Shortly after Moredhel left the band along with Skratt, but the band managed to recruit session members for live shows. They gained a new member called Thanatos (bass) and Moredhel returned to the band aswell. Greek Sinister Productions offered to release a 7″ consisting of the third albums material. In 1999 the third album “Haudankylmyyden Mailla” was released along with the 7″ “Sota”. They also signed a deal with Norwegian Oskorei Productions for a 10″ MLP. “Perimä Vihassa ja Verikostossa”, was then released along with a 7″ split with Fog.
The band continued to release various 7″ splits with bands such as Musta Surma and Crucifier. In 2002 Aarna T. Otava (guitar) joined the band and in 2001 “Sudentaival” was released along with the EP “Korpin Hetki”. In 2002 Corvus (vocals) joined the band and the 7″ EP “Risti Ja Ruoska” was released. In 2003 a 7″ EP split with Desolation Triumphalis was released and another one with Ouroboros. A MCD was also released, “Viha Ja Viikate”. Same year Aarna T. Otava decideded to leave the band. In 2004 they released the live album “Black Metal Warfare”.
In 2013 was time for pearly gates to be punished again by the unholy pact with Woodcut Records, and yet another stab in the eyes of the holy, the third full-lenght Sacrilegious Impalement album “III – Lux Infera” (which stands for “The Light of Those Down Below, the Dead”). Like a fist from Hell up the arse of the “king” up high, 9 songs from beyond the dormant realms to scar angels in their graves. In spite of several changes in line up within these years Sacrilegious Impalement has grown stronger through every year and release. SI’s rows contains or has seen members from Evil Angel, Exordium, Neutron Hammer, The Crescent, Urn, Vitsaus among others but the core of SI is Von Bastard (guitars, main songwriting), Tooloud (bass), Revenant (drums) and the new vocalist/lyricist Wrathprayer. Known for their intense and fierce live acts, Sacrilegious Impalement has played live in several notable shows like in 2010 replacing Marduk as headlining act in Firebox Metal Fest III, Armageddon fest (Lawless Darkness record release show) in London with Watain, Von, Nifelheim, Repugnant, etc., a tour with Finnish Black Crucifixion + more which not mentioned here and many more to come. Jewelcase CD version was sold out while ago, so now it got repressed on matt laminated 4-panel digipak CD with 20 pages booklet.