Malign - Demo 1/95 (CD Ltd.)
01. Blod skall flöda
02. Extirpation of the Feeble
03. The Wanderer
04. Covenant of Black Souls
05. Blod skall flöda (Alternative version)
06. Extirpation of the Feeble (Alternative version)
07. The Wanderer (Alternative version)
08. Covenant of Black Souls (Alternative version)
SHADOW RECORDS (distributed & marketed by REGAIN RECORDS) is proud to present
MALIGN’s classic Demo 1/95 on CD, 12” vinyl, and cassette tape formats.
It was that pivotal year of 1994 when some restless teenagers from Stockholm formed
MALIGN. Years before they become the cult progenitors of the orthodox black metal style
so ubiquitous across the world, MALIGN had humbler origins with their first demo
recording, Demo 1/95. Indeed recorded in 1995, the original four-song tape brimmed
with the fire of youth and the electrifying excitement of the times. For however
“mainstream” so much of black metal’s second wave was becoming, there stirred a
counter-movement violently opposed to these perceived transgressions against black
metal’s noble ethics, and MALIGN were surely among those driven-to-action acolytes.
While it would be charitable at best to suggest that Demo 1/95 was the brightest torch
set to burn down those lost pillars, MALIGN’s first public recording nevertheless
possessed the kindling that would a few years later result in their pivotal Fireborn EP for
a then-young SHADOW RECORDS. As equally aggressive as their later, far-more-known
works but not as melodically developed, the MALIGN of these early days could be likened
to fellow SHADOW alumni SORHIN, who were certainly on a tear at that point; by
comparison, though, MALIGN’s attack went even dirtier and even a bit deathly at points.
By the band’s own admission, they were still trying to find their way, their deepest
meaning of BLACK METAL in practice and in deed, including an understanding of
occultism beyond referents tied to simply black metal as music.
Now, some 25 years after its original release, SHADOW RECORDS presents an expanded
edition of Demo 1/95, including the full version of the original demo as well as alternate
versions of each song, some even from 1994. The vinyl version will include a massive 24-
page A5-size fanzine featuring an in-depth band history, describing the first chapter of
MALIGN’s history and what led to their formation, all straight from the source itself. THE
PAST IS ALIVE!
-Black vinyl, limited to 300 copies
-24 page A5 booklet with the first chapter of the band’s history
-350gsm LP sleeve (black flood inside) with 6mm spine
-Comes in jewelcase
-Includes a 24 page booklet with the first chapter of the band’s history.