Musicians of black metal act Mastiphal set the release date of their new effort entitled “Parvzya” for 15th May 2011. In Sweden’s Necromorbus Studio (Watain, Funeral Mist, Destroyer 666) the band has just finished working on all new songs which will be featured on „Parvzya” The album was mixed by Sverker “Widda” Widgren.
„We were working for almost one year on the new songs. But we didn’t want to rush things up. „Widda” is a patient guy, who took our opinions into consideration during final mixing. Previously the album was to be released in autumn, but fortunately there was no pressure from the label’s site, which trusted and supported us. Thanks to those conditions we’re now for the first time fully satisfied with our work. In the 90’s we definitely didn’t have such comfortable conditions. This time the album sounds perfectly and reflects fully what we’re capable of” – comments Flauros, band’s singer.
„Parvzya” will be released by Witching Hour Productions on 15th May as exclusive digibook CD and gatefold LP.
Mastiphal also recently confirmed their appearance on “The Underground Unleashed” festival, which will take place in September in Darjeeling, India. During three days’ festival fans will have the chance to see another Polish band, dark metal Darzamat, one of the headliners together with American Incantation. The festival will take place between 30th September and 2nd October.
New in the line-up are second guitarist Daamr, with whom Flauros cooperated in Darzamat and InDread Cold, bass played Oppressor and drummer Senator.
Mastiphal recorded 11 new songs. However only 9 of them will be featured on CD version. One extra track was recorded exclusively for vinyl version, another one for special compilation entitled Silesian Black Attack. – This compilation features most important black metal bands from our region. For this album every band (among them as well Besatt, Furia, Massemord or Throneum) will record one new song. The release date is also set for 2011 – adds Flauros.
Mastiphal together with Christ Agony, Behemoth and Graveland, is one of the oldest black metal bands in Poland. In September 2009 Witching Hour Productions released retrospective double CD entitled „Damnatio Memoriae” which contained all recorded Mastiphal releases from the past. The band returned to stage activity this year playing two shows with Mayhem, first after over a 10-year break.
Current Mastiphal line-up:
Flauros – vocal
Daamr – guitars, bass
Oppressor – guitars, bass
Cymeris – guitars
Senator – drums