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Country of origin: Denmark
Founded: Jan. 1996
Status: Active
Official homepage: Compos Mentis

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Band History - Compos Mentis (Online Sep. 2003)

Compos Mentis

COMPOS MENTIS started playing in January 1996 and since then we have been experimenting with various kinds of Metal. We started out as a METALLICA jam band, with the line-up: Jesper on guitars and vocal, Ryan on guitars and Andreas on drums. Later Dan joined in on bass guitar.

After a year or so we began listening to bands like CRADLE OF FILTH, DARK TRANQUILLITY, WITHERING SURFACE and MOONSPELL, so the style became more like Melodic Death/Black.

In the early spring 1999, after having recorded "Vulturous" and found out that keyboards sounded quite cool in our music, we were blessed with yet another member in our band: Bo joined in on keyboards.

A few months later we were offered to participate on "Extremity Rising Vol. 4", a compilation disc from the Danish label Serious Entertainment (RIP). We recorded "Brave And Lonely" and "Extremity Rising Vol. 4" was released in the autumn of 1999.

From the 14th till the 16th April 2000 we recorded a new four track-demo. This time in Aabenraa-Studiet with Jacob Hansen as producer. This demo CD was released in the fall of 2000 under the name "Quadrology Of Sorrow". You can listen to two of the tracks in our download section.

"Quadrology Of Sorrow" was sent out to tons of labels, magazines, radio stations and concert arrangers. We received excellent reviews and we were also interviewed by some magazines. You can find both the reviews and the interviews under the feedback section. Furthermore three labels offered us a record contract and we decided to sign a two-album deal with Lost Disciple Records.

During a period of eight days in the beginning of September 2001 we entered the Aabenraa-studie once again with Jacob Hansen and recorded our first full length album, "Fragments Of A Withered Dream", which was released through Lost Disciple Records on the 3rd of January 2003

Current Line-Up:
Jesper - Guitar & Vocal
Ryan - Guitar
Bo - Keyboard
Dan - Bass
Andreas - Drums

Previous members:


Fragments Of A Withered Dream

Jesper - Guitar & Vocal
Ryan - Guitar
Bo - Keyboard
Dan - Bass
Andreas - Drums

"The Metal Observer" Review

2003 "Fragments Of A Withered Dream" - Lost Disciple

Total playing time: 37:17
  1. Drained
  2. Temptation
  3. My Inner Beast
  4. Within Me
  5. Dead Among The Dead
  6. The Prophecy
  7. Black Clouds Gather
  8. The Innate God

Quadrology Of Sorrow (Demo)

Jesper - Guitar & Vocal
Ryan - Guitar
Bo - Keyboard
Dan - Bass
Andreas - Drums

2000 "Quadrology Of Sorrow (Demo)" - Independent

Total playing time: 18:00
  1. Divine Wrath
  2. Beyond Salvation
  3. Visions Of Tragedy
  4. Till The End Of Eternity

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