Mortuary Drape - Tolling 13 Knell LP
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Cult band Mortuary Drape was formed in Italy in 1986 as a trio, including the now long-standing & sole-remaining member, Wildness Perversion. Highly inspired by the dark arts & combining early influences from bands such as Mercyful Fate & Celtic Frost, Mortuary Drape developed their own unique style, defining themselves as black occult metal & releasing the demo ‘Necromancy’ in 1987 which spread their name throughout the underground; though it was not until 1992 that their first official release surfaced, with ‘Into the Drape’. This was followed by the debut full-length album, the classic ‘All the Witches Dance’ in 1994.
’Tolling 13 Knell’, Mortuary Drape’s third full-length album was originally released in 2000 on Avantgarde Music. Often regarded as one of the band’s strongest works, the album delivers an eerie concoction of evil metal riffing & dark occult atmosphere to unnerving effect.