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27/03/13

Mortuary Drape

Classic titles on Peaceville, remastered with bonus tracks

Italy’s Mortuary Drape are set to reissue 2 of their classic albums on CD & vinyl through Peaceville Records in 2013, starting with ‘Tolling 13 Knell’ on May 27th, plus ‘Buried in Time’ to follow June/July. Each release has been fully remastered, with work overseen by the band, including bonus tracks on each release, plus updated layout. Pre-orders are now being taken HERE.

Often regarded as one of the band’s strongest works, the ‘Tolling 13 Knell’ album delivers an eerie concoction of evil metal riffing & dark occult atmosphere to unnerving effect. This reissue also contains extra tracks in the form of re-recorded versions of the infamous ‘Doom Return’ demo songs. These new versions were recorded during the ‘Tolling 13 Knell’ sessions.

Cult band Mortuary Drape was formed in 
Italy in 1986 as a trio, including the now long-standing & sole-remaining member, Wildness Perversion. Highly inspired by the dark arts & combining early influences from the old metal gods, Mortuary Drape developed their own unique style, defining themselves as black occult metal & releasing the demo ‘Necromancy’ in 1987 which spread their name throughout the underground; though it was not until 1992 that their first official release surfaced, with ‘Into the Drape’. This was followed by the debut full-length album, the classic ‘All the Witches Dance’ in 1994.

Mortuary Drape have recently been busy recording their latest, as yet unnamed album, as well as performing some high profile shows across the globe.

Wildness Perversions says:
”It's a great pleasure that Peaceville Records have taken these two reissues into consideration. I personally thank Paul and all the label's staff.

I've enriched these two re-releases with new bonus tracks and unpublished photos. I have also taken care of the reissues' layouts myself, trying to make them more captivating. I'm also sure that now they could have a better distribution, wider than before, satisfying all our fans all over the world which with the previous printings couldn't get these parts of our discography.
We are looking to release a "best-of" album containing songs from all our records, and the new album (played by the new line-up) is going to be finished in April 2013. Stay tuned on our websites to know more about all our new releases and to check out the next gigs”.

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