There’s no time to rest for re-united German black metal outfit MYSTIC CIRCLE: while obsessively forging the follow-up to their self-titled 2022 album (released on February 4th via Atomic Fire Records), the duo — Beelzebub (vocals, guitars, bass, keyboards) and A. Blackwar (vocals, guitars, drums, keyboards) — have unleashed a brand new digital single, a cover version of POSSESSED‘s iconic track ‘Death Metal’ which could only be found as bonus track on the physical formats of the aforementioned record so far.
Check it out in the form of a music video by Christine Lincke (Pictrail; https://www.instagram.com/pictrail_de/) over on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVLchra6lR0.
Stream/purchase the song: https://mysticcircle.afr.link/DeathMetalPR.
Beelzebub comments, “POSSESSED have always been a huge influence for MYSTIC CIRCLE: not only being the inventors of satanic death metal but also by delivering a scene defining masterpiece like »Seven Churches,« they are one of the top 3 bands of the genre that have to be honoured the most besides VENOM and DEICIDE in our opinion.
In addition, Peter König added great guest vocals to our interpretation. He’s the singer of German act GOMORRHA which also had an undeniable impact on us in our youthhood which makes the whole thing really come full circle for MYSTIC CIRCLE.
Don’t forget to subscribe Atomic Fire Records on YouTube to stay updated & to listen to ‘Death Metal (POSSESSED Cover)’ as well as other new tracks in the »AFR New Releases« playlist on Spotify: https://afr.link/SpotifyNewReleasesPR.
ICYMI: Also check out the group’s »Drachenblut« album (1998) which is finally available digitally: https://mysticcircle.afr.link/DrachenblutPR.
More on MYSTIC CIRCLE:
‘Letters From The Devil’ OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO:
‘Belial Is My Name’ OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO:
‘Darkness In Flames’ OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO:
With seven studio albums and many tours alongside black metal heavyweights MARDUK, GORGOROTH and DIMMU BORGIR under their belt: it wasn’t just a little history that German black/death metal legends MYSTIC CIRCLE left behind when they decided to call it quits in 2007. But alas, 14 years of silence are over as MYSTIC CIRCLE – consisting of Beelzebub and A. Blackwar who had actually left the group in 1999 – have risen from their graves to renew their deal with the Dark Lord.
»Mystic Circle« was produced by the band and Nils Lesser at Vaultroom Productions while its artwork was designed by Brazilian artist Rafael Tavares.
»Mystic Circle« – Track Listing
01. Belial Is My Name
02. Seven Headed Dragon
03. Hell Demons Rising
04. Letters From The Devil
05. Darkness In Flames
06. The Arrival Of Baphomet
07. Curse Of The Wolf Demon
08. Satanic Mistress
Bonus Track (CD-digipak only!)
09. Death Metal (POSSESSED Cover)
Order »Mystic Circle«, merchandise & more from the Atomic Fire Records Web Shop: https://www.atomicfire-records.com/brand/2326.
MYSTIC CIRCLE are:
Beelzebub | vocals, guitars, bass, keyboards
A. Blackwar | vocals, guitars, drums, keyboards