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.
There have been a number of tours this year that have delighted fans of a specific sub-genre of metal in Europe. Destruction took to the road with fellow old school thrashers Flotsam and Jetsam, bringing with them younger fast bands, Enforcer and Nervosa, while we've also seen some dream pairings such as Exodus and Obituary on their "Battle of the bays" tour and the recently covered Amon Amarth and Testament trek. On this night however, it was the turn of devoted black metal fans to be treated when the "Bloodshed Rituals" tour rolled into London, featuring co-headlining slots from Inquisition and Rotting Christ.
Though unfortunately missing out on opening act, Schammasch due to conducting an interview with Rotting Christ frontman, Sakis Tolis, I was able to see the second band, Mystifier, a black metal group from Brazil who themselves are longtime veterans of the genre. Founded by the charismatic guitarist Beelzeebubth in 1989, the band have not released any new material in fifteen years but have clearly created a legacy for themselves given the reception they received when taking to the stage and those in the audience wearing their shirts. The trio put on a solid performance, no doubt winning over those in the crowd who were not familiar with them during a slot which clearly meant much to them. More...
Avant-garde occult black metal outfit Schammasch premieres a new music video for the song "Metanoia", taken from "Part II of Triangle, Metaflesh", out now as a limited edition 3CD set, triple vinyl LP, download and streaming.
Schammasch is on tour across Europe this autumn with Rotting Christ, Inquisition and Mystifier. Schammasch will also play an exclusive set of the whole 'Triangle' album at Roadburn Festival 2017.
Check out now "Metanoia" below.
Greyhaze Records is set to re-issue "Goetia," the second full-length album from Brazilian black metal horde Mystifier, on May 18th. The label comments:
"Considered an underrated classic by black metal purists across the globe, 'Goetia' was recently listed by Decibel Magazine as one of black metal’s top 100 albums of all time.
"Originally released in 1993 by Osmose Productions, Greyhaze Records has restored and remastered this black metal milestone to ensure each venomous track permeates the listener's senses to the fullest effect.
"In addition to the 10 tracks that appeared on the original release, the CD version of the Greyhaze reissue features three live bonus tracks. The album is available a six-panel digipak CD and double vinyl LP (black vinyl or red w/ black smoke vinyl). The vinyl edition does not include the bonus live tracks." More...
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.
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...
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...
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.
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.
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.