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Country of origin: Poland
Founded: 1992
Status: Active

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Band History - Dies Irae (Online Jan. 2003)

Dies Irae

DIES IRAE was formed in 1992 as a very young Death Metal band featuring China (guitar), Mauser (guitar and vocals), Czarny (bass) and Gilan (drums). 1994 marked the recording of their debut demo titled "Fear Of God", released by Serenades records two years later. This demo offered typical Death Metal tracks and guitar variations as introductions. Their early recordings were heavily inspired and influenced by VADER and MORBID ANGEL. In 1997 Mauser joined VADER and DIES IRAE split up. Three years later Mauser sign contract with Massive Management, whose artist roster consists of such bands as VADER, SCEPTIC, DECAPITATED and many others. Mauser looked out for new members to his band. With help of Doc (VADER), Novy (DEVILYN) and Hiro (SCEPTIC) the band started preparing material for their full debut album.

On June 5 2000, DIES IRAE entered the Selani Studio to record their debut album. Entitled "Immolated", it was produced by Szymon Czech, and graphically designed by Jacek Wisniewski, who had been previously responsible for several VADER cover artworks ("Kingdom", "Black To The Blind", "Live In Japan"). Bartlomiej Kuzniak who is responsible for VADER's masters mastered "Immolated" at Studio 333. All lyrics are written by Lukasz Szurminski, his new words will be featured on the upcoming MCD "Reign Forever World" by VADER.

Following the promotional mailing of "Immolated" the band received a couple of contract offers from labels from all over the world. Finally, DIES IRAE signed a four-album contract with premiere worldly label Metal Blade, which represents the band in the world except for Poland and Japan. The debut album got released in November 2000, and its promo campaign will be backed up with a video-clip for the track "Lion Of Knowledge". The album itself comprises 9 cuts; including two cyber-industrial intros performed by Doc.

"The Sin War" was recorded in May/June 2002 at Hertz Studio in Bialystok in cooperation with two engineers Wojtek and Slawek Wieslwscy. The date of release got re-scheduled on September, because of technical problems with the CD-Masters. The complete track listing of "The Sin War": "Comrade Of Death," "Incarnation Of Evil," "Internal War," "Horde Of Angry Deamons," "Infinity," "Genocide Generation," "The Truth," "Beyond Sensual," "Another Being Wasted," and "Nine Angels." There is also a distinct possibility that fans will finally see DIES IRAE live! A short promo tour in Poland is planned around the 15th and 20th October, in between the European and Japanese VADER treks.

DIES IRAE play highly efficient, ferociously technical, and extremely energetic Death Metal. Mauser and Doc, the band's leaders, are also VADER's members - the best European Death Metal band, Novy is member of BEHEMOTH and DEVILYN, and Hiro is playing in SCEPTIC.

Current Line-Up:
Mauser - Guitars
Novy - Vocals and Bass
Hiro - Guitars
Doc - Drums

Previous members:
China - Guitars (on "Immolated")
Czarny - Bass (on "Immolated")
Gilan - Drums ( on "Immolated")


Sculpture Of Stone

Mauser - Guitars
Novy - Vocals and Bass
Hiro - Guitars
Doc - Drums

"The Metal Observer" Review

2004 "Sculpture Of Stone" - Metal Mind

Total playing time: 39:19
  1. Beyond All Dimensions
  2. The Hunger
  3. Unrevealed By Words
  4. The Art Of An Endless Creation
  5. Trapped In The Emptiness
  6. The Plague
  7. The Oceans Of Filth
  8. The Beginning Of Sin
  9. Sculpture Of Stone

The Sin War

Mauser - Guitars
Novy - Vocals and Bass
Hiro - Guitars
Doc - Drums

"The Metal Observer" Review
"The Metal Observer" Review

2002 "The Sin War" - Metal Blade

Total playing time: 40:00
  1. Comrade Of Death
  2. Incarnation Of Evil
  3. Internal War
  4. Horde Of Angry Daemons
  5. Infinity
  6. Genocide Generation
  7. The Truth
  8. Beyond Sensual
  9. Another Being Wasted
  10. Nine Angels



Novy - Vocals
China - Guitars
Czarny - Bass
Gilan - Drums

2000/2001 "Immolated" - Independent/Metal Blade

Total playing time: 32:00
  1. Comrade
  2. Death
  3. Incantation Of Evil
  4. Internal War
  5. Horde Of Angry Demons
  6. Infinity
  7. Genocide Generation
  8. The Truth
  9. Beyond Sensual
  10. Another Being Wasted
  11. Nine Angels

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