After a long and meticulous restoration process, Greyhaze Records will release a deluxe CD/DVD digipak reissue of Wicca, the debut album from influential Brazilian black metal act Mystifier. The release dates are February 24 for Europe and March 18 for the U.S.
Wicca was originally released in the early 90s and has seen a few reissues by labels worldwide. However, for many years, the album has been out of print. The audio portion of this release will feature, aside from the full album, bonus tracks not before available in any previous version. The DVD will contain two concerts by the band: One performed in Germany during the Nuclear War Now Festival and the other performed in their hometown of Salvador, Brazil. Visually, the digipak will feature a new graphics layout as well as old photos from the band. A vinyl version of the album is also to follow.
Mystifier is also planning an extended tour of Europe in support of Wicca. The tour will include stops at Norway’s Inferno Festival as well as Germany’s Legacy Open Air.
1. Our Gloat (Intro)
2. Osculum Obscenum
3. Tormentum Aeternu
4. Cursed Excruciation
5. Defloration (The Antichrist Lives)
6. (Invocacione) The Almighty Satanas
7. The Dark Kingdom (T.E.A.R)
8. An Elizabethan Devil-Worshiper’s Prayer Book
9. Hyoscyamus Niger
10. Mystifier (Satan’s Messengers)
11. Ancient Prediction (My Eternal Nightmare)
12. The Sign of the Unholy Cross
Mystifier has been active for over 20 years and, alongside bands such as Blasphemy and Beherit, were pioneers of black metal in the early 90s. Their style can be described as savage, unapologetic and utterly satanic black metal drawing influence from masters of the genre such as Sarcofago, Bathory, Vulcano, and early Sepultura.