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1) Mephistopheles was a Melodic Black Metal band from Germany, whom later became more Symphonic Black. They were formed in 1994, in the same year of releasing their self-released demo. The demo was a brief three-piece work, intended for label approval.

In 1997, they seeked a good starters label called Adipocere Records, prior to their release “Landscape Symphonies” which was a concept album based off of ancient landscape fantasies. The lineup for this album was: Ferun on guitars, Friirr the bassist, Nordischer Künstler on keyboard/synths, Eike C. Kroeger on vocals and Selphratus, the drummer.

Since Mephistopheles was now done with this label and was promised to be endorsed and have a better salary with this new label, they joined Last Episode Records, in 1999 - whilst releasing their album “Songs of the Desolate Ones” a followup album to Landscape Symphonies. This one accumulated the same Mephistopheles sound but, put aside the lyrical themes and made this become a harsher, angrier album pertaining to despair and darkness.

Now - in 2001, features a new line-up filled with three synthesizer players including Christoph Greger, Bernd Ammermann, Garvin Bösch whom also does bass along with; Eike-C. Kröger on vocals, Jury Kowalczyk on lead guitar and Hanno Weihe on backup guitar and symphonic backup vocals. In this year, they released “Modern Instinct’s Purity” which was a concept album as well. It was based off of themes of future and science fictional type of style. The genre’s motivation moved into a Symphonic Black Metal style, hence the themes.

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  • iPowder

    Bandcamp Sounds Of The End: Too much dopeness! Chalky's vocals are disgustingly good [2] \m/

    29 Oct 2013 Reply
  • bvb357

    so fucking good

    11 Oct 2013 Reply
  • zinkx

    Sounds Of The End is sweet. Chalky's vocals are disgustingly good.

    9 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Rowolta

    Australian Mephistopheles which offers Technical Death Metal sounds ok, but they should have had better production in my opinion.

    5 Mar 2012 Reply
  • Steve-Mo

    Love the Technical Death Metal band.

    4 Mar 2011 Reply
  • SpiritWarrior

    Mephistopheles "Last.fm" need a way to control for confounding between bands of the same name...

    5 Dec 2010 Reply
  • pyokatZe

    @ferdenOgkallet: first two albums: mythological/cosmic themes; lyrics by nordischer künstler last two albums: misantrophic/nihilistic themes; lyrics by eike c. kröger see a peculiarity?

    17 Jun 2010 Reply
  • NatassjaEternal

    I want to buy Landscape Symphonies anyone know where they sell it?

    6 Jun 2010 Reply
  • NatassjaEternal

    Songs of the Desolate Ones scammed them. They had no way of knowing but, really the themes on Landscape Symphonies I personally preferred. I even liked the themes on their third and fourth albums. :D

    5 Jun 2010 Reply
  • Andvar

    I prefer definitely Songs of the Desolate Ones. Landscape Symphonies is a very good album but Infinite Dreams is a little weak while all tracks of SotDO are perfect. There is one thing for sure : Landscape Symphonies is one of a kind!

    17 May 2010 Reply
  • GrayTear

    "Infinite Dreams"

    5 May 2010 Reply
  • NatassjaEternal

    Mephistopheles is the best Melodic Black metal band [3] Well, I consider Landscape Symphonies the most fundamental concept albums of all time. I am not going to compare them to Signs of Darkness or Dissection but, they definitely fit up in my favorites.

    4 May 2010 Reply
  • SilverBarron

    ROFL AUSTRILLIA

    27 Mar 2010 Reply
  • Andvar

    Mephistopheles is the best Melodic Black metal band [2] [...] OF ALL TIME ! And I'm not discussing this point. Songs of the desolates ones is a masterpiece, one of my alltime favorite albums! Death Unveiled is very good too.

    25 Mar 2010 Reply
  • MaidenSlayer

    Mephistopheles is a Technical Death Metal with Jazz influences band from Austrillia. "Austrillia" *facepalm*

    17 Mar 2010 Reply
  • Ollemann

    Ascension Aborted! \m/

    18 Feb 2010 Reply
  • MaidenSlayer

    The German Melodic Black Metal band "Mephistopheles" is amazing!

    5 Feb 2010 Reply
  • Manifestor

    german mephistopheles ftw! songs of the desolate ones is still one of my alltime fav metal releases!

    13 Jan 2010 Reply
  • JustinOwaR

    Saw Mephisto live for the 2nd time on the weekend and got Ascension Aborted - awesome!

    9 Oct 2009 Reply
  • Muka-chin

    Ha, REAL Mephistopheles picture wins (:

    6 Sep 2009 Reply
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