Andy from Northern Irish Doom, Death Metal Band The Crawling Hijacked the Rock ‘N’ Load Team and Talks To Old School Metal Maestro’s Blasphemer At Bloodstock Open Air 2019.
Early 1990s Infused Death Metal the Old Way. No Tricks No Clicks No Triggers No Backing Tracks, Just Raw Death.
Formed in Dewsbury England in 1990, Blasphemer released several highly acclaimed underground releases within the true old school cassette tape trading scene of the early 1990s.
Although the band would have the influx of various bass players and vocalists over the years, the core writing members and influence of the Blasphemer direction was Mass Firth, Arno Cagna, & Andy Miller.
A prominent live act during the period of 1992-1995 on the blooming UK underground circuit appearing on many Days of Death Fests around the UK.
Blasphemer received 5/5 reviews from Terrorizer magazine for their 2nd release “Dominion” and also topped the readers poll for best-unsigned Act 1994/95.
Although a 3rd unreleased demo was recorded during 1995 the band ceased to exist as Blasphemer that same year and then signed to Peaceville Records under the guise of Dominion.
Dominion did release one of the last Blasphemer songs written on the Peaceville compilation cd “Under the Sign of the Sacred Star” in 1996.
The two bands may have shared certain core personnel, but the direction is vastly different (the releases of which have no relevance to the band in its current guise).
Fast forward to February 2015, the band entered the legendary Academy Studios once again to record a new demo with Dan Mullins overseeing the engineering work for drums and guitars.
Recordings of vocals, bass, and lead guitars were completed at the infamous Eagles Nest Bunker to which a demoing of two tracks were recorded, Immortality and Sarcastic Ideology.
With the recruitment of Bassist Dale Brown & Drummer Dan Mullins to the band many others were prepared and in the Summer of 2015 their self titled the album (released on Canometal records Dec 2016) was recorded & received favourable reviews that gained great support from the metal community in a short space of time & of the live shows the band proceeded to play over the following 2yrs gain even more momentum. Throughout this time more songs were constructed for what was to be the current “Lust of the Goat” album released via Grindscene records (Nov 2018) & once again recorded at the Academy studios, the band have upped their game to create a more vicious and to the point record that whilst having one foot planted in the past shows all the signs & portents of modern ferocity.
“That is not dead which can eternal lie. And with strange aeons, even death may die”