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De Mysteriis Dom. Sathanas


Release date:
May 24th, 1994
Catalog ID:
Anti-Mosh 006
Deathlike Silence Productions
35 reviews (avg. 88%)
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4. Pagan Fears 06:21   Show lyrics
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5. Life Eternal 06:57   Show lyrics
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6. From the Dark Past 05:27   Show lyrics
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Band members
Euronymous (R.I.P. 1993) Guitars
Hellhammer Drums
Attila Csihar Vocals
Count Grishnackh Bass
Miscellaneous staff
Jørgen Lid Widing Artwork (booklet)
Pytten Producer, Mixing
Euronymous (R.I.P. 1993) Producer, Mixing
Hellhammer Producer, Mixing
Dead (R.I.P. 1991) Lyrics
Necrobutcher Lyrics (track 3)
Blackthorn Lyrics (editing), Songwriting
Euronymous (R.I.P. 1993) Guitars
Hellhammer Drums
Jørgen Lid Widing Artwork (booklet)
Pytten Producer, Mixing
Euronymous (R.I.P. 1993) Producer, Mixing
Hellhammer Producer, Mixing
Dead (R.I.P. 1991) Lyrics
Necrobutcher Lyrics (track 3)
Blackthorn Lyrics (editing), Songwriting
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First Deathlike Silence CD pressing with no barcode. First-press CD-booklet has no lyrics, just a fold-out cover with pictures of Hellhammer and Euronymous inside. Colouring of the building on the front is blue (according to the book in the 25-year 5-LP box, the 2nd press CD had lyrics but the artist got no credits. Starting from the 3rd CD-press onward, the name of the artist - Jørgen Lid Widing - is written in the booklet in a completely different font - courtesy by voices Of Wonder).

Front cover is a drawing of the Nidaros cathedral located in Trondheim, Norway.

"De Mysteriis Dom. Sathanas" means "Lord Satan's Secret Rites", or at least that's what Euronymous wanted to write. In fact, the phrase isn't written in correct Latin. However, the little dot after "dom", as seen on the original cover, abbreviates "domini", so the title means something like "about/of Lord Satan's mysteries".
"Mysterii" is not only translatable as mystery, but also as secret worship/ritual/rite. So, when pluralized as it is in the title, "Mysteriis" can indeed translate to Secret Rites, also with the word "Sathanas", is not the correct word for Satan in Latin; the correct word would be "Satanas" (without the 'h') or "diabolus". Moreover, the title-track "De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas" contains phrases written in a rough Latin with typos and wrong cases/declensions that can lead to various translations.

The murder of Euronymous by Varg Vikernes happened right before the initial release of the CD. Accordingly, the family of Euronymous asked Hellhammer to remove all bass lines from the album, because Varg's contribution didn't deserve to be on it, in their opinion. Hellhammer promised that he would replace bass lines with his own, but he didn't know how to play bass, so the album was left with Varg's bass lines, although not heard as well as the other instruments because of it being lowered. All the CD's contain on the back "A Tribute To Euronymous" with a promo photo of only Euronymous and Hellhammer. Attila, Varg and Snorre W. Ruch's contributions are not mentioned anywhere. The CD itself features a very dark photo showing the faces of Euronymous and Hellhammer, and a third face which is believed to be Attila (although this has never been confirmed by the band).

Contrary to popular belief, Snorre W. Ruch did not record guitars on this album, although he and Euronymous often exchanged musical ideas and so Euronymous incorporated several riffs written by Snorre.

The lyrics of "Life Eternal" were originally written by Dead as a gift to Bull Metal, who played in Masacre and Typhon. Later on, the lyrics were used in De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas. As a posthumous tribute to Dead and Euronymous, Typhon used the lyrics for Life Eternal in their album Unholy Trilogy.

A bootlegged rehearsal of this album called From the Darkest Past was distributed sometime in the early 90s, featuring instrumental tracks recorded on May 16th 1992.

Recording information:

Recorded at The Grieg Memorial Hall, Bergen - Norway, 1992-'93.


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