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SUPPOSED TOROT

HAVING BROKEN UP SHORTLY AFTER THE RELEASE OF THEIR DISTINCTIVE DEBUT ‘SEEMING SALVATION’, SWEDISH DEATH METALLERS EPITAP H WERE NEVER GIVEN THE SAME ADULATION AS THEIR PEERS – BUT NEW ALBUM ‘SINNER WAKETH’ PROVES THEY’VE LOST NONE OF THEIR FURY

EPITAPH

Some could say that Epitaph were just a bleep on the Swedish death metal radar and in a way, they’re right. They initially lasted only three years (four if you count their first incarnation as Dark Abbey), recorded just one demo and one album and played only a handful of gigs, most of them in the Stockholm area, before calling it quits quietly in 1993. So why does this reunion have such a special taste? Is it because it happens 23 years (!) after their last roar and involves all three original members, now grown men in their early 40s with less hair but still the same passion for music? Or because, despite it’s quite naïve cover artwork (one of Kristian ‘Necrolord’ Wahlin’s very first assignments before he went working for Bathory, Emperor and so on) and trademark Sunlight Studios production, ’92’s ‘Seeming Salvation’ was still a fairly unique album back then? Most probably. But even if new album ‘Sinner Waketh’s artwork (once again done by Necrolord) uses the same priest from the ‘Seeming…’ cover as a central character (“after he had returned from the dead and passed through the walls of the destroyed city of Sodom, ” details their first guitarist and current bassist Nicke Hagen), when the trio set out to record their first piece of extreme metal in over two decades, they purposefully decided not to offer a sequel but a kind of prequel to their debut.

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I have never come across someone in the metal community who doesn’t love Bolt Thrower – arguably one of the UK’s most well-loved institutions of the last (almost) 30 years. But the band is no more and we are left with a brilliant legacy in the guise of the band’s back catalogue. Their albums conjure up some really amazing memories for me; from seeing them back in the day at shows in Wrexham and Birmingham, but also my teenage years, hanging out with friends and listening to vinyl, smoking fags, drinking tea and marvelling both at the amazing artwork and of course their savage riffs and beats. But out of that band has emerged a fantastic NEW band in the guise of Memoriam, and it’s a friggin’ honour to have them on the cover of this month’s issue. This is not about nostalgia however, this is a new start, a new beginning. I have been privy to hear their debut album for quite a few months now and it’s so good. This is a band who have started a new path of their own and whose members are forging ahead with fresh creativity. Exciting times ahead – and I truly hope you enjoy reading all about their story thus far, straight from their own collective mouths. Elsewhere, as always, there’s a load of amazing interviews about amazing bands both new and established to read through and discover, that’ll keep you from thinking about all the fucked up shit that’s happening world-wide right now. Thanks for picking up a copy – without you, the readers, Terrorizer is nothing! See you next month. Darren Sadler
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