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MYSTIFIER is an extreme Metal pioneer from Brazil, formed in July of 1989 by the bassist Beelzeebubth. When Beelzeebubth met Meugninousouan (vocalist), Behemoth (guitarist), and Lucifuge Rofocale (drummer), they decided to form one of the most extreme Metal bands from South American lands. After five months of development, they recorded their first Demo-tape entitled “TORMENTING THE HOLY TRINITY”, with nine original songs and a cover song “Massacre” from Bathory’s third album. The response was so positive that Maniac Records (a small vinyl record store from their hometown) invited the band to record two original songs for a single. Mystifier eagerly agreed. In July of 1990, the single, “THE EVIL ASCENSION RETURNS” was released. They were the first Metal band from their town (Salvador, Bahia) to release material onto a label. Following this release, some Brazilian labels were very interested in working with Mystifier. Then, in July of 1991, they recorded a promo-tape entitled “ALEISTER CROWLEY” with six fresh songs to present to other labels.

In February/1992, the hard work had paid-off and their debut album “WICCA” was released on the label Hellion Records. It is considered one of the most extreme albums to date for many true fans of Extreme Metal Music. After the releasing of their debut album, Beelzeebubth fired Meugninousouan because of his lack of interest. Asmodeus (ex-Hatred) was recruited to be the new vocalist and keyboardist. In that same time, Astaroth (ex-Calvary) joined them on the second lead guitar.

During those years, the band gained enormous worldwide underground notoriety. It drew the attention of the French label Osmose Productions which signed the band for two albums. The first was released in the November of 1993, with worldwide distribution through SPV, entitled “GÖETIA” [several months later, their debut album was also released in Europe on Osmose Productions.] The response was a European tour request from the tour promoter Insolit – and many reviews, articles, interviews, and so forth – in international magazines and radio stations. After that release, Mystifier played in many Brazilian areas to promote the new release.

Behemoth and Astaroth had to quit the band because of personal reasons and weren’t interested in maintaining a band. Paulo Lisboa (who had played in Death Metal bands for years) replaced them on the lead-guitar.

Beelzeebubth was very disappointed with the Underground scene, corroded with hypocritical ‘satanic christians’ who were talking a lot of shit about Satanism, fascism, racism and nazi thoughts. For that reason, he canceled the release of Mystifier’s third album. He composed new and powerful music. Later, in August of 1996, their masterpiece third album entitled, “THE WORLD IS SO GOOD THAT WHO MADE IT DOESN’T LIVE HERE” was released with six new tracks. It’s their greatest produced and recorded material; it is totally original and different from their previous releases.

With a new lineup, Mystifier released an EP with seven fresh songs and a re-done version of “Beelzeebubth” (from the second album), on a Brazilian label, to celebrate their 10 years. The single was entitled “DEMYSTIFYING THE MYSTIFIED ONES (FOR A DECADE IN THE EARTHLY PARADISE).”

The band released their fourth full-length album entitled “Profanus” in September/2001 with 13 fresh compositions on a Brazilian label called Encore Records.

Now, Mystifier has signed with Greyhaze Records in a deal that initially involves the reissues of Wicca and Goetia.

abbreviated discography

1. “Tormenting The Holy Trinity” – Demo – 1989
2. “The Evil Ascension Returns” – 7″ – Maniac Records – 1988
3. “Aleister Crowley” – Promo Tape – 1991
4. “Wicca” – LP – Hellion Records – 1992
5. “Göetia” – LP – Osmose Productions – 1993
6. “The World Is So Good That Who Made It Doesn’t Live Here” – LP – Osmose Productions – 1996
7. “GUMMO” – Soundtrack with “Give the human Devil his due” on Warner – 1998
8. “Demystifying The Mystified Ones (For A Decade In The Earthly Paradise)” – Demise Records – 1999
9. “Profanus” – LP – Encore Records – 2001



Mystifier – Wicca LP

Mystifier – Wicca CD/DVD
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