BLASPHEMY Announces Two 'Live Rituals'

BLASPHEMY — Canada's "first black metal band" — will celebrate the 20th anniversary of its 1989 "Blood Upon the Altar" demo by preparing a few select concerts — the group's first anywhere in eight years.

The band — consisting of 3 Black Hearts of Damnation and Impurity (drums), Nocturnal Grave Desecrater and Black Winds (vocals), Caller of the Storms (guitar) and Deathlord of Abomination and War Apocalypse (guitar), and a session bass player to be announced soon — has confirmed two "live rituals" so far:

Oct. 03 - The Katacombes – Montréal, Canada
Oct. 24 - Dante's Highlight – Helsinki, Finland

The Montreal date will be an especially rare appearance in North America outside British Columbia.

BLASPHEMY played a handful of West Coast U.S. shows prior to 2001, but claims to have since been denied entry due to the band's "extreme nature."

Formed in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada in 1984, BLASPHEMY released a demo, titled "Blood Upon the Altar", in 1989 and a debut album, "Fallen Angel of Doom", in 1990. The band's second — and so far final — full-length studio album, "Gods of War", came out in 1993 through Osmose Productions.

In 1993, BLASPHEMY took part in the "Fuck Christ Tour" and played throughout Europe with IMMORTAL and ROTTING CHRIST. The band's July 2001 concert in Vancouver was released as a live album, titled "Live Ritual: Friday the 13th", in 2002.

BLASPHEMY is now working on new songs.

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