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Malleus Maleficarum


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The Malleus Maleficarum (Latin for “The Hammer of Witches”) is a famous treatise on witches, written in 1486. There are multiple bands using this name. The description for the French band, which seems to dominate this page:

Formed in 1997 in La Rochelle, following the split of AUTOPSY (deaththrash). At this time the band featured Mastema (vocals), Ahriman (bass), Tamas (Guitars) and Nicolas (Drums formerly known as S.N.)

1997-1999: In March 1999, a second guitarist, Chtulhu, join the band. Recording of a two-titles demo which would never be released. In July, Malleus Maleficarum self-release “Heic Noemun Pax”, a 300-copies MCD. The band plays at this time a thrash-black old-school style.

2000: In March, Recording of the CDR-demo “Zarach’Baal’Tharagh” limited to 150 copies. The five tracks compose an hymn to extermination and show that Malleus Maleficarum is determined to perform a sincere and brutal black metal. “Zarach’Baal’Tharagh” is recognised within the underground and the band gives few gigs in France. In July, Chtulhu leaves the band. The original line-up is then reconstituted.

2001-2002: Recording of Taedium Vitae in July 2001. This opus is the heritage of a violent black metal. After having looked for a few labels, Taedium Vitae is out in April 2002 through the French label Oaken Shield.

2002-2003: Composition of the second album “des bibles, des hymnes, des icônes …”


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  • DethGatling

    Des Bibles, Des Hymnes, Des Icônes...

    12 Jul 2012 Reply
  • Fls666

    great band

    11 Feb 2012 Reply
  • Waldkauz

    great band!

    2 Mar 2011 Reply
  • SunPop

    bon alors il sort quand ce nouvel album ? :p

    27 Dec 2010 Reply
  • wojcik9s

    fucking great stuff!

    6 Sep 2010 Reply
  • Happy_Funeral

    Taedium Vitae > Des Bibles, Des Hymnes, Des Icônes ...

    3 Aug 2009 Reply
  • sinisha

    good bm

    1 Aug 2009 Reply
  • debby_slash


    15 Jun 2009 Reply
  • GenocideGod

    Nothing Left to Fight For is pretty awesome.

    2 Apr 2009 Reply
  • mutiilator

    Great, musically, but the vocals do get annoying after a while (at least on Taedium Vitae).

    1 Mar 2009 Reply
  • Zilvaghar

    une préférence pour "Des Bibles, Des Hymnes, Des Icônes ... "

    25 Jul 2008 Reply
  • nokturnus

    Assez d'accord. Même si j'ai une préférence pour l'album Des Bibles... avec ce chant d'écorché complètement fantastique...

    9 Nov 2007 Reply
  • Fading_will

    L'album Nothing Left to Fight For est exceptionnel, l'évolution de ce groupe a été magnifique! Un autre groupe francais nettement supérieur à la moyenne médiocre du black actuel...

    20 Sep 2007 Reply
  • Nokthor

    Vraiment plaisant de voir que notre pays compte un tres bon groupe comme celui-ci !

    9 Sep 2007 Reply
  • Trash73

    This is very good raw bm.

    29 Jun 2007 Reply
  • AnUnholyVoid

    Didn't take much notice of this band to begin with, but they're very good.

    12 Nov 2006 Reply

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