Pagan Records have entered into cooperation with a legend of Polish metal – Pandemonium.
At present, the group is working on a material for their new album called Misanthropy. The recording session for the new album will begin in late April this year. Pagan Records announces the release of the album Misanthropy in autumn 2011. Black Forest a new song which will appear on the album in a new version, is available on the group’s MySpace and the records company’s website.
On the 12th March Godz Ov War Productions/Hellshop published a vinyl re-edition of the group’s cult demo Devilri.
On the 2nd May Pandemonium will give a concert in the Warsaw’s club Progresja, together with Incantation and Christ Agony, whereas at the beginning of the 4th June the group has confirmed its participation in the Silesian Massacre Fest vol. 3 in Mega Club in Katowice with such bands as Entombed, Krisiun, Kataklysm, Dødheimsgard, Urgehal, Kampfar, Belphegor, Vreid and many others.
Pandemonium – the premiere of the vinyl re-edition of Devilri
With great satisfaction, we would like to inform you that on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of Pandemonium’s existence, the most cult material of this group titled Devilri has been reedited in the commendable vinyl version.
We would also like to remind you that the material is released in the limited number of 500 copies. One half of the entire edition was pressed on black vinyl, and the other white. The 12” record packaged in an untypical black-and-white envelope, solid, hand-numbered jacket and equipped with a special full-format twelve-pages booklet with lots of archival and unique materials concerning Pandemonium from the early `90’s. As a bonus, an exclusive digipack of Promo 2010 has been enclosed to all copies. It contains the unofficial versions of two new compositions by Pandemonium (Black Forest and God Delusion) from the upcoming album Misanthropy. Additionally, you can find on it a video with excerpts from the gigs of two of the last year’s festivals and concert video for Frost.
For more information write to Godz Ov War Productions: firstname.lastname@example.org
PANDEMONIUM – BIOGRAPHY
The beginning of a complex history of Pandemonium dates back to the end of 1989, when Paul and Peter aka Żuber (R.I.P), fascinated by “Necronomicon” and inspired by accomplishments of Hellhammer, Bathory, Venom and Samael, bring into being a first band in Poland which created such dark, majestic and severe Black Metal. Their first official publication, demo titled “Devilri”, which at present is almost cult, was sold in thousands of copies which made Pandemonium, next to Kat, Vader and Imperator, one of the most popular band of Polish underground in the 90’s. The debut album “The Ancient Catatonia” only established the position of the band, strengthened its status and at the same time contributed to the band’s growth in importance. At that moment it seemed that the Seventh Gate had just opened and Days of Glory are to come…
Unfortunately, shortly afterwards, startling time of Darkness began. Being at variance, the two musicians were unable to carry the burden of growing popularity and the youthful emotions weren’t the best Counselor at that moment. The misunderstandings between the two founders of the group led to the band’s break-up and unnecessary legal disputes which, as a result, made the usage of the name “Pandemonium” impossible for some time. Despite that situation and disregarding the failures Paul tried to carry on his crusade under the banner of a new act Domain. However, even though he recorded three very good albums with various musicians, it was difficult to equal the success of the first publications. It’s no use looking for reasons of that situation… Nevertheless those records are treated as an integral output of Pandemonium because the world hates void and it can be equally satisfied with a Substitute. It was a strange epoch characterized by the group’s reshuffle, ineffective contracts, suspensions of activity but it was also a time of the greatest test of character, reflection and a creative experiment with the Dark Side of the Sound.
Yet, the Fate turned out to be kind. New ideas and new people appeared, but what is more important, it became possible to return under the stage name Pandemonium. Paul could take only one decision – Reactivation of the group. Within the next four years the band gave occasional concerts, worked on new material and recorded two venturous albums, both of which were creative, even though completely different stylistically. In spite of the Matter’s resistance, Pandemonium began to gradually come out of the shadows. The band, self-confident of their value and maturity, began to follow an individual path and started to work on a new, almost ritual album “Misanthropy”. The next phase of their procession is marked by a pact signed with the old friends from Pagan Records and Godz Ov War Productions – with their participation the group wants to bring back the Splendor of Past Days.
It is important to make a note of few significant facts. Pandemonium is the first metal band with this name which have been active on a music stage for over 20 years, which makes them a substantial part of the history of metal music. Among their achievements there are many publications, which have been re-edited several times, they gave hundreds of concerts with such recognised groups as Slayer, Celtic Frost, Morbid Angel, Behemoth, Cannibal Corpse, Vader, Samael, Unleashed, Asphyx, Desultory. Among the members of Pandemonium used to be the musicians of several important Polish bands, such as Imperator, Hate, Hazael, Tenebris, Riverside.
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PANDEMONIUM – HORDE
Paul – gitara, wokal
Mark – gitara
Michael – gitara basowa
Simon – perkusja
PANDEMONIUM – CONTACT
MANAGEMENT – CONTACT
PANDEMONIUM – DISCOGRAPHY
1991 – Rehearsal – tape [self released]
1992 – Devilri – tape [Carnage Records]
1993 – The Ancient Catatonia – tape/CD [Baron Records]
2001 – Devilri/The Ancient Catatonia/bonus live tracks – CD [Apocalypse Productions]
2004 – Devilri/Live in S`thrash`ydło `91 – CD [Apocalypse Productions]
2004 – The Zonei – CD [Mystic Productions]
2007 – Hellspawn – CD [Mystic Productions]
2010 – Promo 2010 – limited DigiCD [Godz Ov War Productions]
2010 – Devilri – limited 12”LP [Godz Ov War Productions/Hellshop]
DOMAIN – DISCOGRAPHY
1995 – Pandemonium – tape [Morbid Noizz Productions]
1999 –…from Oblivion – CD [Apocalypse Productions]
2002 – Gat Etemmi – CD [Apocalypse Productions]