The last of the old school and a cult band with a capital C, Finland's Babylon Whores never played it safe. They brought danger back to rock'n'roll, fusing it with the rougher edge of metal and intelligent lyrics with carefree ease and just a dash of black humour to balance the weighty themes drawn from worlds of occultism, diabology, and occidental history. They called it "a shotgun marriage of Heaven and Hell" back in the day, and the mixture has lost none of its potency. Quite the opposite: predating the present occult rock boom by over a decade, the Whores have been rightly recognised as one of the great originals of the late nineties, and in the intervening years demand for reprints of their trailblazing albums has grown exponentially.
Svart Records is proud to present a carefully curated box set containing all the available Babylon Whores material ranging from obscure demos and compilation appearances to the three-full length albums on six slabs of pitch-black, Mithraic oxblood red and silvery-grey brilliance. Completing the box is a 100-page book with many rare photographs including unused promo shots, interviews, and an in-depth band history by Mikko Mattila of Isten 'zine documenting the entirety of the unusual and rather colourful career of the band all the way to their legendary 'secret' gigs in later years. Many contemporaries, label-mates and folks otherwise connected with Babylon Whores chip in with their reminiscences and assessments of the Babylonian legacy, including current and ex-members of bands such as Mayhem, The Black League, Sunn O))), Hexvessel, Endvra, Saturnalia Temple, Therion, Deathchain, & more. The box also includes the classic Cold Heaven band photo as a poster.
Cold Heaven (1997) I-A1 Deviltry I-A2 Omega Therion I-A3 Beyond The Sun I-A4 Metatron I-A5 Enchiridion For A Common Man I-B1 In Arcadia Ego I-B2 Babylon Astronaut I-B3 Flesh Of A Swine I-B4 Cold Heaven
King Fear (1999) II-A1 Errata Stigmata II-A2 Radio Werewolf II-A3 Hand Of Glory II-A4 Veritas II-A5 Skeleton Farm II-B1 To Behold The Suns Below II-B2 Exit Eden II-B3 Sol Niger II-B4 Fey II-B5 King Fear: Song For The Damned
Death Of The West (2002) III-A1 Life Fades Away III-A2 Hell Abloom III-A3 Mother Of Serpents III-A4 Lucibel (The Good Spirits Of Europe) III-B1 Dating With Witchcraft III-B2 Death In Prague III-B3 A Pale Horse Against Time III-B4 Eveningland
Deggael (1998) - Trismegistos (1996) IV-A1 Dog Star A IV-A2 Sol Niger IV-A3 Somniferum IV-A4 Omega Therion (V2) IV-A5 Emerald Green IV-A6 Deggael: A Rat's God IV-B1 Love Under Will IV-B2 Hellboy IV-B3 Speed Doll IV-B4 Beyond The Sun IV-B5 Trismegistos
Miscellanea V-A1 Of Blowjobs And Cocktails V-A2 Cold Hummingbird V-A3 Babylon Astronaut V-A4 Silver Apples V-A5 Cool V-A6 Third Eye V-A7 East Of Earth V-B1 Methadon Slut (Babysitter Version) V-B2 Third Eye (Babysitter Version) V-B3 Errata Stigmata (St. Vitus' Dance Mix) V-B4 Fey (Single Version)
Obscura VI-A1 Omega Therion (Demo) VI-A2 Enchiridion For A Common Man (Demo) VI-A3 Metatron (Demo) VI-A4 Deviltry (Demo) VI-A5 Flesh Of A Swine (Demo) VI-B1 World Without End (Death Of The West Outtake) VI-B2 Crown Of Iron (Cold Heaven Session) VI-B3 Hellboy (Cold Heaven Session) VI-B4 Love Under Will (Cold Heaven Session) VI-B5 Deggael (Acoustic) VI-B6 Methadon Slut (Version)