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Mystifier

Formed: 1989
From: Salvador, Brazil
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Mystifier News

Below is our complete Mystifier 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.

Mystifier Streaming Track

Apoch's Metal Review and Greyhaze Records have presented the exclusive premiere of Mystifier's "An Elizabethan Devil-Worshiper's Prayer Book." The track comes off the Greyhaze Records deluxe CD/DVD digipak reissue of "Wicca," the now classic debut from this highly influential Brazilian black metal band. Stream the track now at this location, and below. Release dates are February 18th for the U.S. and February 24th for Europe.

"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 as Germany's Legacy Open Air.


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Mystifier Posts Tour Dates

After a long and meticulous restoration process, Greyhaze Records will release a deluxe CD/DVD digipak reissue of "Wicca," the debut album from influential Brazilian Black Metal act Mystifier. Release dates, which have been updated, are February 18th for the U.S. and February 24th for Europe. Check out the tracklisting and cover art below.

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
06/06 - United Kingdom
06/07 - Italy
06/09 - Köln, Germany
06/10 - Oberhausen, Germany
06/13 - Berlin, Germany
06/14 - Poznan or Warszaw, Poland
06/15 - Legacy Festival/GER More...

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First Two Mystifier Albums To Be Reissued

Florida-based label Greyhaze Records has announced the signing of a reissue agreement with Brazilian Black Metal act Mystifier. The agreement will involve the repressing of two classic albums by this cult band. The albums in question are "Wicca" (1992) and "Goetia" (1993). Long out of print, both albums will be reissued by Greyhaze in different formats, including deluxe CD/DVD digipaks of each album as well as deluxe vinyl versions. The releases will feature rare photos, bonus audio tracks, videos and other band information.

The first release of the Mystifier reissue series will be a CD/DVD digipak version of the album "Wicca." The audio portion of this release will feature, aside from the full album, bonus tracks exclusive to the Greyhaze Records reissue. The DVD will contain two full concerts by the band - one filmed in Germany during the Nuclear War Now Festival and the other in their hometown of Salvador, Brazil. A vinyl version of the album is also to follow. Release dates are scheduled for 2013 and will be announced shortly.

Says Mystifier guitarist/vocalistArmando Beelzebubth: "We are proud to license our first two albums to Greyhaze Records. Thanks to the support from the international underground, those two albums have become true hallmarks of black metal worldwide." Mystifier is slated to play three dates in Mexico this November. Plans are currently being made for the band to cross the border for an American invasion as well. Stay tuned for details.

Mystifier comes from the city of Salvador, in the state of Bahia, Brazil, and plays a style of black/death Metal, influenced by old underground bands like Bathory, Sepultura, Sarcofago, Poison and Vulcano. The band has been active for over 20 years and has released four studio albums as well as special editions. The Greyhaze reissues will mark the first time Mystifier albums will be officially released in stand alone format in the United States. More...

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Unearthing The "Black Metal" Underground

Besides being black history month, February also happens to be black metal history month at Metalundergound, and we’ve already taken looks at bands like Emperor and Immortal. Each week with Unearthing the Metal Underground we look at several quality acts that haven’t managed to make it big yet. To get the month back to its originally intended purpose, we’ll know delve into a series of underground metal bands composed primarily or even entirely of black members.

Heavy metal, of any sub-genre or style, is a worldwide musical phenomenon that easily crosses racial and ethnic boundaries. While it would seem that many metal bands are composed entirely of lanky white dudes with long hair, that’s by no means the only type of group to be found among the metal hordes. Sepultura, Killswitch Engage, God Forbid, and Suffocation are some of the most well known acts to feature black musicians.

Rather than rehash bands you already know and love, instead we’ll unearth several acts that haven’t had a chance to be exposed to the wider metal world.

Crackdust

To start off our look at metal bands composed of black members, we’ll head over to Botswana, Africa to be pummeled to pieces by the death metal act Crackdust. Hailing from a country that hasn’t exactly made it on the musical radar yet, Crackdust still has a well developed and crushing sound that deserves a mosh pit full of metal heads. Details on the band can be found here, or you can check out the songs “Fate,” “Ruptured,” and “Deranged Psychopath” in the clips below.

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Mystifier Plan Brazilian Tour

Veteran Salvador Black Metal band MYSTIFIER are about to launch into their 2006 'Anno Sathanas' tour of Brazil, covering Espírito Santo, Rio de Janeiro, Minas Gerais and São Paulo. For these shows the band will be joined by new drummer, Yuri Hamayano of DEFORMITY, alongside regular members vocalist / bassist Kastyphas and the guitar team of Beelzeebubth and Bhrunno Brittus.

MYSTIFIER tour dates here.

The band's fifth album, entitled 'Summoned Unto Disobedience To Rebel', is set for June release.

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