Greyhaze Records has given release to the deluxe CD/DVD digipak reissue of Wicca, the 1992 debut from highly-influential Brazilian black metal band, MYSTIFIER. Completely remastered and restored, this reissue comes with a 16-page booklet and live DVD featuring performances in Salvador, Bahia and at the Nuclear War Now Fest. Wicca is available now at store.greyhazerecords.com.
The audio portion of this hellish and genre-defining piece of black metal history can be heard in full, courtesy of Decibel Magazine, at the link below: http://www.decibelmagazine.
Wicca will be available in Europe on Feb. 24.
Wicca was originally released in the early 90s and has seen a few reissues by labels worldwide. However, for many years, the album has been out of print. The audio portion of this release will feature, aside from the full album, bonus tracks not before available in any previous version. The DVD will contain two concerts by the band: One performed in Germany during the Nuclear War Now Festival and the other performed in their hometown of Salvador, Brazil. Visually, the digipak will feature a new graphics layout as well as old photos from the band. A vinyl version of the album is also to follow.
MYSTIFIER is currently making plans for the “Old Hymns for World Domination” World Tour 2014 that will see the band playing material off of Wicca and its 1993 follow-up, Goetia. The tour will include stops at Norway’s Inferno Festival as well Germany’s Legacy Open Air. Confirmed dates are as follows:
04/17 – Oslo, Norway @ Inferno Fest
04/18 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Metal Magic Organization
04/19 – Helsinki, Finland @ Prkl club
04/20 – Sweden
04/25 – Barroselas, Portugal @ SWR
04/26 – Madrid, Spain
MYSTIFIER w/ SATANIZE, HORRID & GOATBLOOD
06/06 – London @ The Dome
06/09 – Cologne, Ger. @ MTC (Event Page)
06/10 – Oberhausen, Ger. @ Kulttempel (Event Page)
06/11 – Efurt, Ger. @ From Hell Club (Event Page)
06/13 – Berlin, Ger. @ Blackland (Event Page)
06/14 – Poznan, Pol. @ Klub U Bazyla
06/15 – Weismain, Ger. @ Legacy Open Air Festival
Mystifier has been active for over 20 years and, alongside bands such as Blasphemy and Beherit, were pioneers of Black Metal in the early 90’s. Their style can be described as savage, unapologetic and utterly satanic Black Metal drawing influence from Masters of the genre such as Sarcofago, Bathory, Vulcano, and early Sepultura.
Mystifier current lineup:
Beelzeebubth: guitar / vocals
Sorcerer DoUrden: vocals/bass/keys
Poisonous: percussion y timpanos