Sunday, August 9, 2009
Malhavoc - (1987) Shrine LP
01 - Age Of The Dark Renaissance-Urbain Grandier
02 - Attack From The Sepulcher
03 - Empirical Minds
04 - Dunwich Horror
05 - Dread
06 - Age of Desire
07 - Masque of the Red Death
08 - Meridiana
09 - Trial And Error: Of Reanimators And Immortals/ From Beyond/ Deathtrance
10 - ExtroMalhavoc 1987 Shrine LP flac-Level 8.rar
File size: 341.57 MB
Malhavoc 1987 Shrine LP mp3's @320 kbps.rar
File size: 123.61 MB
It has been so long, and since I no longer have access to any old fanzines, or any folks who remember what was supposed to be --- I managed to wing it.
As a diehard fan of this era of Malhavoc, and having attended most, if not all of their shows when they were still true metal, I put together the tracks of what was to be their debut album for Diabolic Force / Fringe Records, from 2 of their cd's.
There has been a rough mix tape that has been traded for years, and I doubt it originally came from me, but you never know. Brian yelled at me when he seen it on my tapetrader list 6 months , or a year later.
It was only 6 songs, one side of a 45 minute tape. Figures me, or Rob Raffan didn't tell me there were more songs on the other side for a long time!
"Dread" I know was written around December 1985, as that was when it was recorded on a rehearsal tape.
All the others not from the Renaissance demo, am pretty sure were all written in 1987.
Since "Deathtrance", and the outro was at the end of the rough mix tape we had,I always felt that was how the vinyl was meant to end when released (this STILL shoule be on vinyl- everybody is bootlegging Razor and Sodom and Mercyful Fate, how about these guys?!)
"From Beyond" is not the same song from the March 1987 rehearsal,just the same title used.
The ONLY thing which does not seem right is "Extro".
I remember an electrical sizzling sound, like the Tempest video game,plus James pointed out,if you listen very, very carefully - in the background he sampled the squeaking gate and rain from "the Storm" off the 1986 demo 'Age of The Dark Renaissance'.
I don't hear it on this,so was it scrapped, or am I going deaf?
Unless I find other early tapes/rips from fans, this might be the last post for this blogsite.
I will not be uploading The Release, or Premeditated Murder cd's. I see there are torrents on the net for them, so you bastards who know how that shit works, go grab them there, I don't know how.
Ok, I know where I messed up. The outro track was called "Epoch Of Empirism", and it is included here - Malhavoc 1990 Demo The Release
I'm not fixing the mistake. But those of you who want the album as meant to be, delete Extro, add "Epoch", and fix the mp3 details to match.
Etching or engraving of "sabbat des sorciers 1613 From Tableav de l'inconstance des mauvais anges et demons Pierre de Lancresabbat des sorciers 1613 From Tableav de l'inconstance des mauvais anges et demons Pierre de Lancre"
Etching or engraving of "sabbath of witches Tableav From 1613 to the fickleness of bad angels and demons Stone Lancresabbat wizards Tableav From 1613 to the fickleness of bad angels and demons Stone Lancre"
After long hours of googlesearch and guessing back and forth, I found it.
Many many thanks to http://monsterbrains.blogspot.com for having it online!
I might be missing the demo cover,lyric sheet, logo sheet,and sticker,but this is pretty cool to finally see all of, right?
Saturday, August 8, 2009
In July 1987 I was shooting the shit with James on the phone about ideas for the debut album they were recording for Brian Taylor's Diabolic Force label (while a straight edge kid/fanzine editor kept crank calling me during it, which kind of annoyed me at the time).
James was telling me what kind of feel he wanted the album to give off, and it reminded me of a James Herbert ("horror"?) book I finished reading.
After I read the following passage above to him, he shouted pretty enthusiastically. It tied in with some themes he had, maybe with songs like Deathtrance.
I loaned him the book, which is the cover pictured above. (I sort of gave up asking for it back after a few years).It's at the library anyway.
Next thing we know, while he is taping up flyers (for 3 upcoming Malhavoc gigs, one was with Stig Evil,a Mercyful Fate covers band),outside of the King Diamond/Trouble gig at the Diamond Club (Trouble did not play, it was said the stage was too small for both bands sets and equipment...damn ripoff for many of us), we learn that King Diamond's next release will be called "Shrine" (think it was a B side of his single?)
That was sort of a bummer.
THEN James was pissed off that one idea he had for his album cover of a guy being dissected on a surgeon's table, , was stolen by Fringe Records for their DISSECTION album!(there is a partial view of that promo flyer here)
So..there, if you ever wondered WHY the debut album was going to be called that.
Finally have a copy again of the whole thing again. Probably found it on facebook from Jimi Lamort or the Malhavoc group page.
The debut album was to have two sides -
the songs from the 1986 "Age of The Dark Renaissance" demo would have the
"Etching or engraving of "sabbath of witches Tableav From 1613 to the fickleness of bad angels and demons Stone Lancresabbat wizards Tableav From 1613 to the fickleness of bad angels and demons Stone Lancre"
the newer written songs like "Age of Desire" and "Empirical Minds" would have the artwork on the other side "Epoch of Empirism".