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Sorcery

Sorcery

Åshammar, Sweden

Recruited By: John Falk
Genre:

Rock


Sorcery was founded in 1986 when guitarist Paul Johansson, bassist Magnus Karlsson-Mård and vocalist Ola Malmström joined forces with guitarist Fredrik Nygren and his drummer cousin Patrik Johansson. This lineup released their first demo, ‘The Arrival’, in 1987. After some lineup changes the band recorded their second demo, ‘Ancient Creation’, which was released in the spring of 1988. In August 1989 the band recorded ‘Unholy Crusade’ which was the third demo. Thrash Records from France heard the demo and offered the band a record deal for a 7" single. <br> <br>The 7" was released in 1990 and was called ‘Rivers of the Dead’. Underground Records heard it and set up a deal with Sorcery. The deal resulted in Sorcery's first LP, ‘Bloodchilling Tales’, which was released in August 1991. In 1997 Sorcery contributed with the song ‘Inhabitants of the Tomb’ on a compilation album called ‘The Voices of Death’. This was to be the band's final release from their first active period. At this time the lineup consisted of Ola Malmström, Paul Johansson and Peter Hedman. <br> <br>In 2009 Sorcery was brought back to life. The new lineup consisted of Ola Malmström on vocals, Joakim Olofsson on drums, Henrik Lindenmo on guitar and Paul Johansson on bass. The band recorded and released a three song CD-R, ‘Master of the Chains’, and played their first gig in thirteen years. Joakim left the band in 2011 and was replaced by John Falk, a band mate to Paul from In Aeternum. Shortly after Joakim left the band Henrik also left so Paul switched to playing guitar again. Mikael Carlsson was recruited as a bass player and the lineup was once again complete. <br> <br>In 2011 the band rehearses a lot and plays live frequently which makes the new lineup become a fine musical ensemble. In December 2011 the new song 'Beyond the Wall' is performed live for the first time and during the spring of 2012 Sorcery writes six more new songs. Three of them are released on the 'Warbringer' demo in March 2012. <br> <br>The demo results in an inked deal with Xtreem Music for a full length album. In July Sorcery revisits Tomas Skogsberg at the Sunlight Studio to record the drum tracks for 'Arrival at Six' and then records everything else for the album themselves. The mixing was done at the Sunlight Studio and the mastering by John. In January 2013 'Arrival at Six' was released on CD and in February on vinyl. <br> <br>In March 2013 Sorcery play a 70 minutes long setlist at the release party for 'Arrival at Six'. This was new bass player Jacob 'Taco' Wiberg's first live show with Sorcery after replacing Mikael Carlsson who left Sorcery in December 2012 on account of having too many other commitments. The show got positive reviews and also served well as a warmup for the USA headline tour in April together with Infinitum Obscure. <br>

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ALBUMS AND SINGLES

  • Necessary excess of violence

    By Sorcery

  • Garden of bones

    By Sorcery

  • Legacy of Blood

    By Sorcery

  • Arrival at Six

    By Sorcery

  • Bloodchilling Tales

    By Sorcery

  • Master of the Chains

    By Sorcery