here had been a long hard road out of hell until the cursed day when the furious intensity of the Eastern beast, set up by Nergal, the main man behind the band, struck the world in mid 1991. Following the paths of the ancient heroes like VENOM, early FROST or first Norwegian black metal acts, Behemoth started their unearthly existence with a couple of raw and primitive rehearsal tapes (“Endless Damnation”) and demos (“The Return of the northern moon”), the most significant of which was the second one – “From the pagan vastlands” (1993), showing the growing potential of the main composer/writer. This tape was released by polish label Pagan Rec. and later on by infamous American Wild Rags which pressed this stuff on CD. Signing with a minor Italian company Entropy rec. the band had the chance to record their debut release, a mini album entitled “And the forests dream eternally” (1994) followed by the full length with Polish underground label Pagan records. Now, after two decades later, when Behemoth dominated extreme music everywhere and became most famous Polish act worldwide – Witching Hour Productions proudly presents reissues of cult second and third demo on LP, CD and MD. All those releases are strictly limited with refreshed lay- out and original graphics. LP will be released as black-white vinyl, picture disc with poster, patch and sticker and as black 180gr vinyl – this one only as box edition.
Recorded and Mixed in “Warrior Studio” December 1993 E.V.
Engineered by Krzysztof Maszota
Produced by BEHEMOTH
Additional session synth by Cezary Morawski
Lyrics by Nergal & Baal except “Deathcrush” by the True MAYHEM
Cover artwork by Orcus & Tomasz Krajewski
Graphic deconstruction for present edition by Mentalporn
released March 21, 2011
1.From Hornedlands To Lindisfarne
2.Thy Winter Kingdom
3.Summoning (Of The Ancient Ones)
4.The Dance Of The Pagan Flames
5.Blackvisions Of The Almighty
6.Fields Of Haar-Meggido
7.Deathcrush (Mayhem cover)