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11th March 2022 - The Undivine Blessing - Official Music Video released today!
Fresh with their latest music video (Storming War Anthems), Mephisto waste no time in delivering another visual and audio feast to sink your teeth into. Turning once again to Producer and band drummer David L Neives (Poppy), Mephisto have raised the bar with their newest music video “The Undivine Blessing “
Featuring a dark and brooding landscape that accentuates the blackened seas fit for something as evil as the Yog-Sothoth, Mephisto find themselves atop of a barren rocky outcrop summoning the demon to guide them through the final war and lay claim to the world.
Digital and more traditionally shot scenes are skilfully fused together by Producer David L Neives all the while, the vocals of Lead singer Osney Cardoso propel Mephisto further into darkness and down the gruesome path of total world annihilation.
The Undivine Blessing is an example of how to make a black metal song. Strong with orchestral overtones, The Undivine Blessing finds a unique and carefully developed balance, rich with brutal guitars, complex drum patterns and churning rhythms, all of which create a bed of foreboding and anticipation, rounded out brilliantly through the delivery of Osney’s guttural and violent vocals.
“The Undivine Blessing”.
“Take the fire, it’s your desire!
Take the curse, it’s your choice!
Take the power, endless madness!
Take the spell, unleash the end!
Blessed to kill, blessed to burn, blessed to destroy…
Mephisto are Cuba’s longest running Black Metal band proving persistence pays off. “The Undivine Blessing” is the 3rd feature music video to be pulled from their full length album Pentafixion The album is out now through all good digital platforms, thanks to The Orchard.
It can be found through this link - https://orcd.co/pm3qevl
17th Feb 2022 - Official Trailer released today for the full length music video "The Undivine Blessing".
Another year passes and another year begins.
Unfortunately this year has started the same way 2021 went out.... full of bad news about the ongoing pandemic and many restrictions still in place around the world, which in turn impacts on our ability to tour.
So whilst stuck in isolation until touring becomes a reality again, we've put that time to good use with the creation of a full length music video for the track The Undivine Blessing (taken from our most recent album Pentafixion).
Today we release the Official Trailer to this video on our Official YouTube channel, with the full length version scheduled for relase late Feb / early March 2022.
Take a look and leave us a comment in the comments section on YouTube.
16th December 2021 - New Video Releases - Burning Fantoft & Storming War Anthems
Well what a crazy time to be alive in 2021!
With a global pandemic forcing us all indoors, cancelling shows / touring, billions spent around the world on technology and vaccine research, global economies struggling and free money from governments to prop up a dying system, you've got to ask yourself what comes next?
For us that was simple...
MORE MUSIC & LYRIC VIDEOS!
Armed with nothing more than masks, time on our hands and the talents of David L Nieves aka *Poppy*, we set to work to create 2 new clips for Burning Fantoft and Storming War Anthems.
The results are truly stunning!
Background into Burning Fantoft
June 06th 1992 the Fantoft Stave church was burned to the ground, the first in a string of church burnings by members of the early Norwegian black metal scene.
The year is now 2021 and with it comes a world polarised by warring factions, immersed in societal chaos with its citizens deeply embedded in factional hatred, all whilst praying at the altar of their false gods.
An uprising is coming!
A bellowing war cry sits in the parched and hoarse throats of true believers, each one calling for the destruction of the old religious orders that have enslaved the populace for too long.
My vengeance comes through the flames
The northern sky is covered with a purple mantle
Of ashes flying through the air
See the pathetic seat of decadent beliefs
Burning down to the earth
This is the judgment day, the end by fire
Fire in the nocturnal sky
I hear the screams of the slaves
Being embraced by the flames
They scream as they burn,
View the full length clip right here - https://youtu.be/PXDwXdt0BE4
Background into Storming War Anthems
PREPARE FOR WAR!
Mephisto return to screen with the launch of their latest music video, "Storming War Anthems".
Exquisitely crafted, this video combines real life characters and cutting edge digital animation, delivered in such a flawless way as to send the viewer on a mystical journey into the depths of war.
The power of the visual representations displayed within this clip are further enhanced by the brutally aggressive vocals of Frontman Osney Cardoso, the frantic guitar solos by both Fabian and Kevin and the disciplined rhythmic drumming delivered at pace by David L Neives aka Poppy.
The track does not let up in both precision and power as Mephisto invite you into their corrupted fantasy world where evil prevails and virgin souls are simply cannon fodder for the always present, ever turning war between the ancient forces of the underworld and mankind.
Sit Down! Strap In! And…….
PREPARE FOR WAR!!
Because this is
STORMING WAR ANTHEMS!
Watch video right now at - https://youtu.be/l_yCbBX45f8
In Other News
Congratulations to Alex Jorge La Mole for his contribution into the ongoing investigation on extreme metal in the late 80s and early 90s in Cuba. Check out his interview with Miriela Fernández via this link. https://magazineampm.com/alex-jorge-mole-un-precursor-del-metal-extremo-en-cuba/?fbclid=IwAR2XPy35cKezJw5OiBTW2gMoOnUx23a0d3dS3Cl7cq6HSNR_x2E_eiHib0I
16th August 2021 - New Video Release & General update
It's been a month since we posted our last update and what a busy month it's been.
Yesterday (15th Aug 2021) saw the official premiere of our latest Lyric Video, "The Undivine Blessing".
You can check it out now by heading over to our video page or by this link via YouTube. https://youtu.be/l5sdpC5WpeI
You may be asking yourself why so many lyric videos? Where's the real music videos and where the live streaming gigs by Mephisto.
Well in truth the answers are more simple than the reality we currently face.
To date the entire band has been in lockdown and isolation for at least 3 months.
With recent family members testing positive to the Delta Strain of Covid-19, it has meant that any plans to get together to perform a live streaming concert have been cancelled due to the high risk of further spread of the virus.
In addition any plans we had to film new music videos has also been placed on hold as the restrictions in place for movement etc, etc have prevented us from doing anything including getting together with more than 1 person in a room.
Without the ability to perform live in Cuba atm or elsewhere in South America, we are unable to release any new music videos or live streaming concerts. It's just an impossible fact that we have to accept for now. Rest assured, that as soon as we can get back out into the community to perform some blistering live gigs we will be doing it.
For now we encourage all our metal heads to stay safe, do the right thing by yourselves and others and keep checking in to see when our first return live shows will be.
16th July 2021 - New Videos Released
It has been a while sine we've updated everyone and we are really sorry about that.
It's not that we don't love you, it's just that we've been so busy editing and creating more lyric videos for the tracks off our latest album Pentafixion.
In a way it's great news for you because now we can share with you the most recent lyric videos (From Hobbiton to the Mountains of Gorgoroth), (The Curse of the Pharaoh) and (The Mighty Ring).
All of these are now up on our official YouTube Channel in addition to being right here on this website on our video page.
We've also been spending time creating some play through videos of both Bass and Guitar Tracks on all the songs featured on Pentafixion.
We have posted up a few of Mole's Bass run throughs on our Official Youtube Channel in addition to adding them to our Social media pages and of course right here on this website in the Video section.
With all that going on it's surprising we've had time to prepare ourselves for the Japanese release of Pentafixion on the 28th July 2021 through WormHoleDeath Records Japan.
To celebrate this milestone. we will be releasing another Lyric Video for the track "The Birth".
If you are part of our facebook fan group then you will get access to the video a few days before it's official launch on YouTube. You see it pays to be a member!
You can join up today by visiting our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/400206567176071
Do that's what we've been up to as the world struggles to come back from the challenges of late. We are all safe and hungry to get out and tour again just as soon as we are able.
19th May 2021 - Metal Hammer Magazine
Mephisto - Caribbean Rebellion
Today we received confirmation of our inclusion into the world famous Metal Hammer Magazine (Portugal).
It's a massive achievement to be included into one of the biggest Metal Mags in the world, especially coming from Cuba where there is limited press coverage of Metal bands and their exploits.
We have the track Pentafixion included on the compilation CD that comes with every copy of the magazine in addition to a write up about our latest full length album and the band as a whole.
In addition to this great news, we can also confirm that an interview with our brutal guitarist Fabian will also be appearing in the Baixista Magazine Rokk issue, with content also being released in Guitarrista Magazine in their June issue. The same compilation CD will be distributed in that issue as well.
The link is here if you wish to view the original transcript on the Metal Hammer Portugal Website - https://metalhammer.pt/mephisto-subsolo
( Metal Hammer is a monthly heavy metal and rock music magazine, published in countries around Europe & in the United Kingdom. Metal Hammer articles feature both mainstream bands and more unusual acts from the whole spectrum of heavy metal music).
The review of the album Pentafixion is a ripper and we're so glad to share it with you right here below:
Review: From Cuba - that's right! - Mephisto take the black, cold and ceremonial metal from Scandinavia to the Caribbean. At a time when metal subgenres are no longer dictated by geographic rules, this band proves that the lesson can be studied and performed anywhere in the world. Based on black metal, but with a few hints of death metal (especially in the sharp riffs and ghastly voices), the eucharistic organs and mind-boggling guitar solos reign in shredding mode. It is also worth looking at the visual concept of “Pentafixion”, which focuses on the incomprehension shaped by older generations (perhaps even a mirror of Cuban society) in relation to news and other ways of life.
Metal Hammer Portugal - 04th April 2021
Do yourself a favour and rush out to buy this great magazine. You'll get heaps of great interviews and stories in addition to a one of a kind compilation CD featuring the best up and coming metal masters in all metal genres.
03rd May 2021
Well what a few crazy months it has been!
This time 2 years ago we were supposed to be on tour in Nicaragua but as you know by now, Covid struck and wiped out more than just people.
Instead we concentrated on completing our album and working hard behind the scenes to bring it to the attention of numerous labels.
Our signing at the back of 2020 to Worm Hole Death records has lead to some amazing opportunities for the band despite not being able to get out and tour.
We've officially released both our 1st Single off the album (Pentafixion) in addition to releasing the full length album of the same name earlier this year.
These can be found right here -
Digital Download - https://www/orcd.co/pm3qevl
Hard Copy CD - Physical Stores - https://www.auralwebstore.com/shop/index.php?id_product=1115&controller=product&id_lang=1
We followed this up with the release of our first ever lyric video "The Mighty Ring" which can be watched right here -https://youtu.be/j6uvP0pQdGQ
Finally we can now reveal that the album Pentafixion has also been picked up in Japan and will be distributed by Worm Hole Death Records - Japan Branch.
This is such a big deal for us to be part of a label that supports and encourages your work. Thank you WHD!
In Other News
Currently work has already begun on a new full length album. Yes it shows that they can't sit still but with massive lockdowns still in place around the world, the best thing they can do is keep writing and recording.
Here's a sneak peak at the titles of the tracks selected for the new album.
01 -Intro: Blasphemy birth in Transylvania
02 -Before thy Darkest throne
03 -Symphony of wolves
04 -Mausoleum of immortals
05 -Lord Dracula
06 -Monarch of Wallachia
07 -IV moon domine
08 -Under moonlight I wish
09 -One dead kiss in aeternum
10 -The Carpathian chronicles
No date is set for this release as it's way too early to think about releasing this during a pandemic.
26th March 2021
THE WAIT IS OVER!!
Mephisto launch their brand new full length album Pentafixion.
An epic journey consisting of 13 tracks, this album is more than just 13 songs.
No, this is an offering to the darkness and all creatures that live amongst it.
A brutal yet stunningly arranged album that comprises guttural vocals, driving intricate guitar riffs, clockwork drumming, all mixed amongst orchestral overtones and choral accompaniment.
Don't take our word for it though. Here's what Daphne Minks Daly from Metal Temple had to say about the Pentafixion album...
Forefathers of the Cuban black metal scene, MEPHISTO were quite literally the first to label themselves a black metal band in Cuba.
Blending classic nineties-style black metal with a multitude of genres, MEPHISTO's music is nothing short of monumental.
The album contains a plethora of influences, such as melodic death, groove, and thrash metal. The brutality and impeccable musicianship move alongside symphonic overtures. The operatic performances are nothing short of jaw-dropping. MEPHISTO does a magnificent job of putting a unique sound together with razor-sharp precision.
The album opener, "Intro (Enter The Storm,)" is an absolute work of art. So much so that I listened to it twice. This cinematic soundtrack is merely a precursor to what comes next. "Storming War Anthems," the album's second track, is a phenomenally heavy tune with excellent guttural vocals, plenty of change-ups, and even a bit of thrashy groove. It's a perfect example of masterful song writing.
The title track, "Pentafixation," has an entirely different tone, taking on power metal elements with grandiose change-ups and a bold chant-along. This will undoubtedly be a no-miss show once live music returns. MEPHISTO melds their talents to create a complex tune with well-executed, unexpected style changes.
"The Birth," the fourth song on the album, is a wealth of hidden nuances. The background vocals are divine, and the hammering guitars only add to the hauntingly orchestral mix. Roller coaster drops and sick basslines make this a complex and unbelievably enjoyable experience. So good, in fact, that I removed my headphones and cranked the song up for a bigger sound.
"The Falling," track six brings another unexpected change-up in the flow of "Pentafixation." Emotive strings offer a foreboding feeling of impending doom that prepares the listener for the harsh, growling vocals soon to follow. Furnishing commanding drum work, the song's orchestration is impressive. "From Hobbiton Toward the Mountains of Gorgoroth" is the ninth track on this phenomenal album, and it does not disappoint. Although relentlessly black from the very start, it's tough not to catch a little bit of folk or power metal influences in the mix. A fabulously epic journey, the name of this song is perfect.
Without a doubt, "The Last Battle," is this reviewer's favourite track. Immediately, the listener is transported through the halls of hell to embark on a ruthlessly nightmarish trip of a well-combined mixture of symphonic black metal coupled with doom metal undertones. With excellent guitar work, sick basslines, and impeccable drumming, the song's vocals never become overloaded or stale.
"Pentafixation" is a long album. But each of its thirteen tracks are well worth the time.
Power-packed and chock full of blackened grooves, MEPHISTO is a diverse band that's sure to keep audiences captivated.
Song writing: 10
Mephisto's full length album Pentafixion is out now through all good music retailers in both Digital and Physical CD formats.
Both formats are available through our online store on this website or
Grab your Digital copy today via this link - https://orcd.co/pm3qevl
Grab your physical cd copy via this link -
Whoo hoo. Our first lyric video has been released!
In the lead up to our official album release, The Rings of Sauron Part 1 - The Mighty Ring has been released and is now on YouTube.
Shaped and forged in the very fires of Mordor, Mephisto belch forth their debut lyric video “The Mighty Ring”. An offering to the dark and blackened souls that own the night, straight from their soon to be released full length album “Pentafixion”.
An epic tale of evil destruction with a devilish delicious twist in the tail! The Dark Lord has lost his might!
"The Mighty Ring" is a track taken from MEPHISTO's upcoming and long awaited album "Pentafixion", due for digital release on 26 03 2021 via Wormholedeath / The Orchard worldwide.
You can view it here at this link - https://youtu.be/j6uvP0pQdGQ
or you can pop over to our video page right here on this website so you don't have to leave us so soon.
Official Press Release - WHD - Mephisto
Today, Cuban black metal pioneers MEPHISTO unleash their single and video for "Pentafixion", track taken from the self-titled album "Pentafixion" due for a March 2021 release via Wormholedeath.
"Pentafixion" Single is available on all digital stores HERE
Stream the single HERE
In addition we released the accompanied music video
"Pentafixion" Official Music Video
Official Website – https://mephistoband.com
Official Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/MephistoCubanMetalBand
Official Fan Group FB Page – https://www.facebook.com/groups/400206567176071
Official YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCR-gbytXK0GqmDgdfpE-0mA
Twitter – https://twitter.com/Mephist49840300
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/mephistoband
Sound Cloud - https://soundcloud.com/Mephistocubanmetalband
View Mephisto's discography and current song rep list here.
Ver la discografía de Mephisto y la lista actual de representantes de canciones aquí.
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Can't wait to get your hands on Mephisto's music?
Well we can't either.
Click the link below to purchase Mephisto's albums and individual songs via Apple Itunes or Gyrostream.
¿No puedes esperar para poner en tus manos la música de Mephisto?
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The new and highly anticipated album from Mephisto is here!
Pentafixion features 13 brutal tracks immersed within a stunning audio landscape created with you the listener in mind.
Purchase your copy today via the link below.