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Sorcery

From: Sweden
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Sorcery News

Below is our complete Sorcery news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Sorcery Releasing 2CD Set

Sorcery is releasing the "Unholy Creations" 2CD set via Hells Headbangers, with the full track listing available below. The following press release was also issued:

"In the rich and storied history of Swedish death metal, the tale of Sorcery is a unique one. Not only were Sorcery in on the ground floor of the Swedeath boom that began in earnest at the turn of the '90s, their sound predated the simultaneous black metal boom in the greater Scandinavian region. Now, courtesy of Hells Headbangers, that tale can be told across a deluxe two-disc compendium fittingly titled Unholy Creations.

"Originally released as a limited vinyl set, the 2CD Unholy Creations compiles all of Sorcery's demos prior to their cult debut album from 1991, Bloodchilling Tales, as well the proceeding Maculated Life demo from 1992 and rare rehearsal and compilation tracks. For the band's first few demos, recorded during 1987 and 1988, Sorcery unleashed an increasingly frenzied yet darkly melodic form of death metal that also possessed a morbid atmosphere similar to '80s contemporaries Mayhem, Tormentor, and Mortuary Drape, hitting a fever pitch with their classic Unholy Crusade demo in 1989. Their attack remained restless 'n' wild, but a purer, more quintessentially Swedeath sound developed by the time of their debut album, captured here by the rare Maculated Life demo.

"But through it all and until their demise in 1997, the now-reanimated Sorcery stuck to their evil guns and never stopped the madness: relive it again with Unholy Creations!" More...

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Sorcery Releasing "Legacy Of Blood"

Sorcery has come to an agreement with Xtreem Music for the CD re-issue of debut album from 1991 "Bloodchilling Tales," together with previous 7" EP from 1990 "Rivers of the Dead."

Both will include remastered sound for the first time and a totally revamped artwork and layout. This new re-issue comes under the title of "Legacy of Blood."

The CD version is due out May 10th, and you can check out the song "The Rite of Sacrifice" in the YouTube player bellow. More...

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Sorcery To Kick Off U.S. Tour

Swedish death metal act Sorcery will be touring the U.S. for the very first time, in support "Arrival at Six" released both on CD & 12" LP back in January through Xtreem Music.

The tour features a total of 15 shows across the U.S. accompanied by Mexico's Infinitum Obscure. Dates are as follows:

Apr 12 - The Black Castle - Los Angeles, CA
Apr 13 - Oakland Metro Operahouse - Oakland, CA
Apr 14 - Rotture - Portland, OR
Apr 15 - Studio Seven - Seattle, WA
Apr 16 - Burt's Tiki Lounge - Salt Lake City, UT
Apr 17 - Sokol Underground - Omaha, NE
Apr 18 - Ultra Lounge - Chicago, IL
Apr 19 - The Foundry - Lakewood, OH
Apr 20 - Sergio's Place - Silver Spring, MD
Apr 21 - Freddies Tavern - Bristol, PA
Apr 22 - Swayze's - Marietta, GA
Apr 23 - Matthews Bar and Grill - Birmingham, AL
Apr 24 - Walter's Downtown - Houston, TX
Apr 26 - Til-Two Club - San Diego, CA
Apr 27 - Cheyenne Saloon - Las Vegas, NV More...

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Infinitum Obscure Posts Tour Dates

Mexico's death metal darkness Infinitum Obscure will be embarking next month on the "Arrival Of The Black - Vinland Tour 2013", supporting the legendary Sorcery from Sweden, for a total of fifteen concerts across the U.S.

Infinitum Obscure recently released the three-song MCD, "The Luminous Black" on Deathgasm Records. Featuring one new track, a re-recorded version of "Path to Apocalypse" from the band's 2006 debut "Internal Dark Force" and a blistering take on Bathory's "Through Blood by Thunder," "The Luminous Black" will be unveiling what's to come in Infinitum Obscure's upcoming full length album. This will be limited to a one time only pressing.

There is still no set recording date for the new album, but things are finally beginning to materialize. It will be recorded and produced once again by Bill Metoyer at Skull Seven Studios in Los Angeles and will be mastered by Tore Stjerna at Necromorbus Studio in Sweden. It will also feature once again the majestic artwork of Ketolahelvete. The full length will be released during 2013 in the U.S. via Deathgasm Records (CD format - digipack and jewelcase) and in Europe via Blood Harvest Records on 12 inch vinyl format. More...

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Sorcery Reveals "Arrival At Six" Details

The 2nd album of Swedish death metal pioneers Sorcery has been completed and will be coming out on January 15th, 2013! Xtreem Records comments:

"The final result of 'Arrival at Six' has turned out better than anyone could have expected and is definitely a great comeback for this legendary band that started in '85 and delivered a bunch of good demos & EP as well as a classic album in late 80's and early 90's. Mixed by Tomas Skogsberg at Sunlight Studios, 'Arrival at Six' contains 9 slabs of true and pure Swedish death metal. No imitations here... this is the real deal!"

The track listing is as follows:

1. We Who Walk Among the Dead
2. Created From Darkness and Rage
3. Master of the Chains
4. United Satanic Alliance
5. Arrival at Six
6. Warbringer
7. Maculated Life
8. Beyond the Wall
9. Reborn Through Hate

The cover artwork was made by artist Daniel Devilish and the album will come out both on CD (Jan 15th) and 12"LP (Feb 1st) formats. Check out a new song from the album below. More...

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Sorcery Signs With Xtreem Music

Swedish Death Metal act Sorcery has inked a deal with Xtreem Music for the release of a second full length album. Xtreem Music comments:

"Formed back in 1985 and thus being one of the very first Swedish death metal bands, they released three demos in '87, '88 & '89, a 7"EP in '90 and an already classic album in 1991. The band split up in '97 and reformed in '09, recording two more demos before signing to Xtreem Music.

"Sorcery is currently working on a new album, over 20 years after the band's debut. Still untitled, it's being partly recorded with Tomas Skogsberg at Sunlight Studios, the same studio used in 1991 with 'Bloodchilling Tales.' Seven out of the nine songs on the album are brand new, written with the latest line-up consisting of original members Ola Malmström (vocals), Paul Johansson (guitar) and the two new members, John Falk (drums) and Mikael Carlsson (bass). The other two songs, 'Master of the Chains' and 'Maculated Life' were written during the bands earlier days and will perfectly link the old material with the new.

"Cover artwork for the new album is actually being drawn by renowned artist Daniel Devilish while the recording will be finished around November for an expected release in January 2013 on CD with vinyl version later on. In the meantime you can actually listen two new songs featured on the band's 'Warbringer' pre-production demo 2012 which are being re-recorded for the album with better sound, production and arrangements, will serve to hear what's coming!" More...

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