In May, the group entered Veronese Studio to record their debut demo-cd “Diabolical Ritual” which would feature Lord Aeshma recording guitars and bass, and Magus Dux Adramelech recording the vocals, drums, and keyboards. This one have five tracks: An intro, a slow song “Ravenous Demonium”, and three fast songs. The title track would stand out, however, and this was the one that would guide Blackmass’ sonority. The horde would appear in several magazines with prominence. The record had a positive response in the Brazillian underground scene, including a proposal to be featured in a compilation by Black Hole Magazine. The began to be respected as true professionals in the scene, and started truly reaping the rewards for their hard work. New member Verberibus Necare was added as the permanent skinsman in 2003, which would see Magus Dux Adramelech taking on bassist and lead vocal duties. Eventually Blackmass’ line-up was complete, and it brought a new level of aggressiveness, technicality, and speed. Blackmass now can write faster, more satanic songs than on the first album. Then in August, the band would return to Veronese Studios to record an EP entitled “Episcolum, Servo Servorum Santii”. This EP would feature the track that was considered by many to be Blackmass’ masterpiece, “I Call Upon Thee”. In December, along with being featured in additional magazines and publications, Blackmass would go on to be featured in an Extreme Underground compilation with a song called “Daemonarchetypes”.
2004 began with Blackmass playing a multitude of live shows around Brazil, while at the same time concentrating on new material to show the Brazillian black metal scene an album never seen before. In June they would work up enough tracks to record their first full length album, and would begin shopping around for a record label. Their first record deal was with Black Metal Mafia from So Paulo. The relationship with this label would be ended soon after because of a breach of the contract. The next good record label offer came in 2005 from Blasphemy Productions. BlackMass, now armed with this new backing would enter Poly Studios to record their most aggressive, hyper, and technical album yet, “Gloria Diaboli”. This album would feature songs such as “Necrologies”, the technical “Xes Lehahiah Plegas”, “Infernal Horned God” and “Alae Nocturnae”, which was sang in Latin. They also invested much more effort into their album artwork. Gloria Diaboli was released in Brazil on December 20th through Blasphemy Productions. The album was also released on Sinister sounds in April of 2006.
The band signed to Open Grave Records and recorded the album Nemesis with a planned December release, but on December 14th vocalist Magus Dux Adramelech announced the band had left Open Grave Records and the future of the band was uncertain. It was later announced Nemesis would released by Sinister Sounds in February 2008.
Edited by zumbidometal on 10 Feb 2008, 14:10
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