XENOFANES (Swe)
Titel Pissing In The Holy Grail


a real Death/ thrash onslaught from Sweden

CD = 12,- €

Order Number - ISR 033-15/C

Band Infos: Marko "Klabbe" Alapiha: Lead Guitar & Lead Vocals Joakim "Jocke" Hasth: Lead Guitar Christoffer "Crille" Lundin: Bass & Backup Vocals Magnus "Mange" Edqvist: Drums 1. Soulthirst 04:35 Musik: Xenofanes 
Text: Hasth 2. Vermin of the Earth 03:58 Musik: Xenofanes 
Text: Hasth 3. Spitfire Inferno 06:08 Musik: Xenofanes 
Text: Hasth 4. Mentally Damaged 05:43 Musik: Hasth & Lundin 
Text: Lundin 5. Next Stop Purgatory 07:41 Musik: Xenofanes 
Text: Hasth 6. Ancient Predator 05:14 Musik: Hasth & Lundin 
Text: Hasth 7. Eruption of Hate 05:30 Musik: Xenofanes 
Text: Hasth 8. Speed Dating Antichrist 07:26 Musik: Hasth & Lundin 
Text: Hasth 9. Pissing in the Holy Grail 10:00 Musik: Xenofanes 
Text: Hasth Bandbio (Deutsch): Xenofanes gründete sich bereits 1993 in Strangnas (Schweden) mit Jocke Hasth (g) und Morgan Wiklund (dr & voc). Kurz darauf stiess noch Gitarrist Danne Sporrenstrand dazu, er übernahm dann aber erstmal den Bass. Doch erst Crille Lundin (bass) und Klabbe Alaphia (vocals) vervollständigten das Line-up im Sommer '94. Im Laufe der Jahre nahm man mehrere Demo's und Promos auf. Das "In the shadow..." Demo (350 Kopien) war schnell 'sold out' und wurde vom Close-up Magazin als eins der besten zehn Demos 1995 gevoted. Darauf hin gab es auch einen Plattenvertrag, leider wurde die Band von jenem "Label" 'abgezogen'... Durch Umzüge und dem Abgang von M. Wiklund lag dann Xenofanes nach einem Gig mit Amon Amarth ,Gehenna und Mörk Gryning ab Nov. '96 auf Eis. Zwischenzeitlich erschienen einige Aufnahmen der Band als Split-Releases und limitierte CD Veröffentlichungen. 2009 beschlossen bei einer Tasse Kaffee Jocke und Crille den Neustart von Xenofanes. Gesagt und getan! Bereits am nächsten Tag starteten die Proben und mit Klabbe stiess ein weiteres Ex-Mitglied hinzu. Leider war man noch ohne Schlagzeuger. Juli 2011 wurde der erste Promo release seit 15 Jahren aufgenommen, Henke Borg (der Studio Besitzer) spielte die Drums ein und die zwei Titel (Ancient Predator und Speed Dating Antichrist) konnten sich absolut hören lassen! Im August 2011 kam ein alter Freund der Band, Mange Edqvist, als Schlagzeuger in die Band und somit war das Xenofanes Line-up das erste Mal seit 15 Jahren vollständig! Nun ist es endlich an der Zeit sich der Welt zu präsentieren. Bereit für besten Death 'n Thrash Metal 'Made in Sweden'? Bandbio (engl): Xenofanes was formed in Strangnas (Sweden) in february 1993 by Jocke Hasth (g) and Morgan Wiklund (dr & voc). Later that month Danne Sporrenstrand (g) joined the band , but back then he played the bass. When Crille Lundin (bass) and shortly thereafter Klabbe Alaphia (vocals) joined Xenofanes in the summer of 1994. The first real line-up was complete. We rehearsed like maniacs and in late April 1995 we entered studio ”Underground”(Vasterås)to record the ”In The Shadow Of the Naked Trees” demo. The plan was to record 4 songs, 2 new -”in the shadow …”and ”sworn oath” and 2 re-arranged old ones. But lack of time resulted in that only ”Last Sunset”made it to the demo. The ” in the shadow … ” demo was very well received and quickly sold out (350 copies).Voted one of the 10 best demos of 1995 in Close-Up magazine. It earned us a contract (we thought!), but we were ripped off. In pure rage we did 4 new songs called -”Operation Suicide”,”Sense Of Carence”, ”The Journey” (later called” Let The Killing Proceed”) and ”Deep Black Cold”). And in August 1996 we went to Rago Studio in Falun to record Promo -96. The promo was also quite well received but Xenofanes was already suffering serious problems within the band. Danne Sporrenstrand was forced to move from Strangnas and Mogge Wiklund had already expressed wishes to develop in another band.So after a final gig in Jarfalla with bands like Amon Amarth ,Gehenna and Mörk Gryning. Xenofanes was put to rest 23/11- 96 and everyone went their separate ways. ”Cadla” released a split with Xenofanes and Cranial Dust in -97 and Jocke, a very limited cd edition of old Xenofanes material on his own label ”Spräckräns Productions.”in 2004. But other than that nothing had happen before Jocke and Crille met over a cup of coffee in 2009 and decided to start up Xenofanes again. Said and done!! The very next day we started to do new Xenofanes material. All the past members was asked to rejoin the band but Klabbe was the only one who was intrested. But that suited us fine. Klabbe now handles the vocals and second guitar. Without any drums, we did 10 new Xenofanes songs and late in July of 2011 when we entered ”Studio Lyhört”in Strangnas to record the first promo in 15 years. Two songs were chosen-”Ancient Predator” and ”Speed Dating Antichrist”. Henke Borg (the studio owner) was kind enough to play the drums on these two songs despite never heard them before when we entered the studio . But the result ain`t bad (as you can hear). In August 2011 we asked an good old friend (Mange Edqvist) if he wanted to play the drums -and he did. The line-up was now complete for the first time in 15 years. Now it's time to spread the result of all the years around! Ready for best Swedish Death 'n Thrash Metal?! 


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