One of the cultest names in the underground, MEPHISTOFELES hail from Argentina and have prolifically perfected a literally addicting blend of garage rock, stoner doom, and ritual atmosphere that truly puts the SATANIC in Satanic panic! From 2013 onward, this power-trio have been pumping out one sonic drug after another, from singles and demos to EPs and even live albums, all culminating in three full-lengths to date. And now, longtime fans HELTER SKELTER PRODUCTIONS will be reissuing parts of MEPHISTOFELES’ back catalog as well as some new recordings.
The first of these reissues, Satan Sex Ceremonies was originally released in 2019 but in extremely limited quantities. MEPHISTOFELES have always had a knack for compelling(ly lurid) record titles, and Satan Sex Ceremonies is no exception – in fact, it pretty much sums up the MESPHISTOFELES experience in a mere three words! As such, the album’s a slowly bubbling cauldron of eerie atmospheres and drugged-out sonics; amidst the ever-present haze of hashish and sulfur, it’s by far one of the band’s most authentically DOOM recordings. And at 47 minutes, the simmering slime MEPHISTOFELES here dole out so effortlessly sounds more like 47 hours, so ensnared by addiction you’ll be.
|Sub-Genre: Doom / Stoner.
|Catalog No: HSPLP048.
|Size: 12" Single Vinyl Record.