BLASPHEMY — Part IV: Ritual Rebirth

On July 21st 2000, BLASPHEMY returned. But it took the collapse of a Canadian conqueror and the wizardry of a japanese-ancestry necromancer to accomplish their return. This is the necrosleezing, conquering chronicle behind the ritual rebirth. During the late 80s and before joining BLASPHEMY, and besides his previous band PROCREATION, Ace Gustapo had also played for a brief time in TUMULT with Bestial Savior, so he was no strange to the BLASPHEMY camp. Given this background, it was no surprise that Ace Gustapo joined forces with Black Hearts when he was released from prison. The duo started a new project called Sigue leyendo

BLASPHEMY — Part II: Invoking the Fallen Angel of Doom

Once the “Blood Upon the Altar” demo spread the blasphemous plague all over the world, and just right after getting a modest record deal with the small yet somehow well known independent label Wild Rags in their hands, the Canadian Cult prepared to record their legendary debut opus. But the spirits of desecrated sepulchres would step in their path… (This is a continuation. You can read the first part here).

Eclectic in their music tastes, the members of BLASPHEMY never missed the opportunity to give the proper shoutouts to their major influences whenever the question was asked. And besides the usual suspects (you know, DISCHARGE, BATHORY, HELLHAMMER SARCÓFAGO and such), Black Winds always suggested pieces of classical music to fanzine readers everywhere such as Sigue leyendo

BLASPHEMY — Part I: Thus it began…

[Since we have been asked to do this for quite a while, here is our first article in English! — This is our first attempt, so please excuse the typos].

Long before the Norse hippies started singing about snow and trees, taking over the tag ‘black metal’ for themselves, BLASPHEMY was a force to be reckined with in the early black metal scene. This is our story of the band. (Originally written in Spanish. You can read it here.)

Caveat: all this story would not be possible if it were not War Nib Born and his dedicated, devoted and FANTASTIC work on the Blasphemy Ritual fansite. Without him, all the information concerning BLASPHEMY would be disseminated all over the world ahd thus almost impossible to gather, read and elaborate upon. Hails and eternal gratitude!

For those not familiar with this Canadian cult, BLASPHEMY is one of the earliest black metal bands from the late 80’s. Formed by Gerry Joseph Buhl on bass and vocals and Sean Stone on drums. Friends since they were kids, they lived a block away from each other and always fantasized with the idea of having a band. This would be achieved in 1984 when Sigue leyendo