Vinyl re-issue coming : November 18th, 2016!
On November 18th worldwide, Blood Harvest Records will reissue Bastard Priest's first two albums, Under the Hammer of Destruction and Ghouls of the Endless Night, on vinyl format.
Formed in 2002, Bastard Priest predated the whole retro Swedish death metal wave that's continued in earnest in recent years. Authentically Swedish, hailing from Umeå, the duo soon became pillars of post-Y2K Swedeath with their debut demo, Merciless Insane Death, released in 2008 on Blood Harvest imprint Zombie Ritual Tapes. But it was the release of Bastard Priest's debut in 2010, Under the Hammer of Destruction, where they proved who the real contenders to the throne were. Reaping widespread acclaim, Under the Hammer of Destruction was followed a year later with Ghouls of the Endless Night, once again reaping acclaim with fans and critics and cementing the name Bastard Priest in the international underground.
Although the band's currently quiet, these new vinyl editions of Under the Hammer of Destruction and Ghouls of the Endless Night are a timely reminder of Bastard Priest's enduring greatness and hopefully a sign of new recordings to come. Cover art will remain the same as the first editions, but Under the Hammer of Destruction will be presented on black vinyl (300 copies), translucent red vinyl (100 copies), and clear vinyl (100 copies) while Ghouls of the Endless Night will be presented on black vinyl (300 copies), translucent purple vinyl (100 copies), and grey vinyl (100 copies).
First press (2010) 12" vinyl LP. Limited to 1000 copies. SOLD OUT!!
Raw & unpolished death with a very punk-feel to it. A must for anyone into old Swedish Death Metal!
One side includes the critically acclaimed "Merciless Insane Death" Demo in full. The other side is new material, much in the same vein.
Punk is of course an important influence for Bastard Priest. I guess it plays as important role in the band's sound as does Nihilist, early Bathory, Venom, Autopsy, 1st Death or Master. Put together all these things and you may imagine how Bastard Priest sounds like. There's a stench of rotten dead floating over these sounds, everything is as obscure and raw as you may imagine and as furious as the beast.
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