ALCHEMIST (AUSTRALIA)


Although self styled Progressive Death Metal band ALCHEMIST, hailing from the capital city of Canberra, had been created in 1987, putting out the demo cassette 'Eternal Wedlock' that year.  While Alchemist did exist as a high school band and record a demo prior to 1990. It is 1990 that Adam and Rod established the modern Alchemist sound and the year Alchemists demo tape 'Demo 90' was released - recorded at Sound Barrier Studios in Sydney by Dave Boyne. 1991 the departure of James on bass and the recruitment of John Bray from Exceed for the job, after intense writing sessions 'Demo 91' recorded at Powerhouse Studios by John Hersc. Overseas interest also grew with the release of Demo 91 with the band receiving positive reviews and interest from all over the world especially Europe. Following the promotion of Demo 91 Alchemist were offered a deal by Austrian Label 'Lethal Records' after some research and investigation and the lack of a better offer the band decided to go with the deal. Alchemist spent the remainder of 1992 preparing and writing songs for their first full length record to be released in 1993. In 1994 the band were considering the follow-up release to 'Jar of Kingdom'. After contemplating the bands label situation the decision was made to record another promo tape and distribute it around in the hope of finding a better label to work with. After the initial songs were written Alchemist took there new songs to 2XX studios in Canberra and recorded Promo 94 with the help of engineer Martin Sheppard. Promo 94 was then packaged up and sent to labels around the world. An offer was eventually secured with Shock Records Australia and the band signed for 3 records


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ETERNAL WEDLOCK 1987 DEMO

Xeroxed Covers. No lyrics, recorded onto non studio tapes.

TRACK LISTING:
- I Am Free
- Kill for It
- Just Let Me Die
- Eternal Wedlock

 

1990 DEMO

Pro printed covers with band picture. No lyrics, recorded studio tapes.

TRACK LISTING:
- I Am Free
- Kill for It
- Just Let Me Die
- Eternal Wedlock

1990 DEMO TAPE:


1991 DEMO

Pro printed covers and tapes. Lyrics included on back.

TRACK LISTING:
- Enhancing Enigma
- Escapism
- Imagination Flower
- Womb Syndrome


1991 DEMO TAPE:


1994 PROMO

Pro printed covers and tapes.

TRACK LISTING:
- Lunation
- Clot
- Unfocused
- Animated Truth
- Closed Chapter

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