Mystic Circle

Mystic Circle
Stefan "Ezpharres" Heintzelmann (Guitar [since 1998], ex-Pit, ex-Rough), Torsten Hirsch (aka Torsten, der Unhold) (Vocals, Bass Agrypnie, Nocte Obducta), Maschtl Innerbichler (Drums [2000], Graveworm (ITA)), Raziel (Drums [2000-2001], Fenfire, ex-Hagatyr), Blizzard (Drums [2001]), Marc Zimmer (aka Graf von Beelzebub) (Vocals, Bass [1992-2007], ex-Crematory (GER)), Aaaaarrrgon (Drums [1992-1999], Mord (GER), ex-Isegrim, ex-Nervengas, ex-Zorn (GER)), Tobias Drabold (aka Vike Ragnar) (Guitar [2006-2007], Ab), Baalsulgor (Keyboard [1997-2002]), Mark "Mephisto" Foltz (Guitar, Keyboard [1994-1997]), Peter "Xeron" Thiele (Guitar [1999], ex-Dawn, ex-Into Darkness), Thomas "Isternos" Pfänder (Guitar [1997-1999], ex-Subconscious, ex-Isegrim), Marc "Abyss" Reign (Drums [2001], Morgoth, Volcano, ex-Destruction, ex-Graaf, ex-Lord Brummell, ex-Orth, ex-Rooky), Alex "Necrodemon" Koch (Drums [2001-2005], ex-Scapegoat, ex-Herratik), Thorsten "Agamidion" Aschenbrenner (Guitar [1994-1997], ex-Excess, ex-Ripping Entrails, ex-Malignity), Gianni "Astaroth" Cutrona (Drums [2006-2007], Ab), Cornelius "Dementum" Althammer (Drums [2005-2006], Ahab, Dead Eyed Sleeper, ex-Deadlock, ex-Legacy, ex-Disbelief, ex-Mortified), Thorsten Schenke (Guitar [1992-1993]), Dirk Meisner (Guitar [1992-1993])


The leading German death/black metal trio MYSTIC CIRCLE were founded back in 1992 by bassist/singer Beelzebub and after releasing three demos they launched their debut CD "Morgenröte" in 1997, which was released on Last Episode, followed by the albums "Drachenblut" (1998) and "Infernal Satanic Verses" (1999). Let's call this the "German" episode. The international chapter began in 2000 when MYSTIC CIRCLE signed to Massacre Records and released "The Great Beast", followed by their stroke of genius "Damien" in 2002 and "Open The Gates Of Hell" in 2003. After the release of their first Best Of album accurately related to "Unholy Chronicles 1992 2004" they signed a contract with Dockyard 1, which marked the commencement of a new Mystic Circle area. Now they're taking a new step with their 7th full length album "The Bloody Path Of God" - citing the old Black Metal roots, but evolving further into the no man's land between Death and Black. Changing guitars between blastbeats and tight riff-picking show a mature band very eager to go beyond the boundaries. "The Bloody Path Of God" features 12 Tracks and the last one is a CELTIC FROST cover of the all time classic "Circle of the Tyrants". The Album was recorded September December 2005 with producer Alex Koch at his new "State Of The Art" Studio in Ludwighafen. Going backwards to their roots musically, they are making a big step forward soundwise and against the sensibly flat kept sounds of the early 90s classical Black Metal albums, guitar and drum got the voluminous sound they deserve. As being undoubtedly one of the most active touring bands in Europe - right from the start in 1992 Mystic Circle continuously toured with bands like Dimmu Borgir, Marduk, Cannibal Corpse, Deicide, Gorgoroth, Old Man's Child and Immortal. - in other words with every well-known band in the death/black metal genre.

German Symphonic Black Metal