Anthems Of Apostasy
Year of release: 2013
Cat nr.: VIC057CD
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Swazafix featured Theo Loomans (R.I.P.) of Asphyx fame. Theo formed Swazfix after he left Asphyx. Theo was one of the very early (and very influential with his characteristic vocal style) members of Asphyx and sang and played (bass)guitar on the famous ‘Embrace the Death’ debut album (1989) and on the legendary ‘Crush The Cenotaph’ demo (1989) and the ‘Mutilating Process’ EP (1989). Together with drummer Bob Bagchus, Theo was the main composer for these old Asphyx songs. In 1996 Loomans and Bob Bagchus reformed Asphyx (after the split in 1995) and recorded the "God Cries" album. Around the same time also the "Embrace the Death" album was finally released.
The band name Swazafix was taken from a Carnivore track. Swazafix played pure and raw death metal (needless to say similar to Asphyx where Theo wrote the song for aswell), inspired by old school bands such as Possessed, Slayer, Venom and Celtic Frost.
Both demo ‘92 and promo ‘91 were recorded at Franky’s Recording Kitchen with Berthus Westerhuis (where all the early Asphyx releases were recorded). The old tapes are remastered and restored by producer / engineer Berthus Westerhuis, Fall 2012, 8 tracks in total. The album cover is designed by Ivan Bragin (Hearse, Paganizer, October Tide). The booklets contains rare pictures and liner notes from Bob Bagchus (Asphyx, Grand Supreme Blood Court), Berthus Westerhuis (Franky’s Recording Kitchen) and Eric Daniels (Grand Supreme Blood Court, ex-Asphyx).
1 Plaintive Parallels 5:06
2 Anthem Of Apostasy 3:48
3 Lifelong Imprisonment 3:55
4 Insaniac (Intro) 3:31
5 Burdened Sufferance 4:58
6 Sanctamonious Godz 4:57
7 Mass Chemicide 2:14
8 Where Chaos And Order Are One 3:32
Recorded At – Franky's Recording Kitchen – VIC057CD
Bass – A. (tracks: 4 to 8), Theo Loomans (tracks: 4 to 8)
Cover [Album], Design – Bragin Design
Drums – A.*
Engineer – Berthus Westerhuis
Guitar [Guitars] – Valy (2)
Producer – Swazafix
Remastered By [And Restored] – Berthus Westerhuis
Vocals, Guitar [Guitars] – Theo Loomans
There's a typo on the spine of cd - "Anthems of Apostacy"
Tracks 1-4, Demo 92, recorded in 1992.
Tracks 5-8, Promo '91, recorded in 1991.
Remastered & restored, fall 2012.
Album cover & design, winter 2012.