Cult band Mortuary Drape was formed in Italy in 1986 as a trio, including the now long-standing & sole-remaining member, Wildness Perversion. Highly inspired by the dark arts & combining early influences from bands such as Mercyful Fate & Celtic Frost, Mortuary Drape developed their own unique style, defining themselves as black occult metal & releasing the demo ?Necromancy? in 1987 which spread their name throughout the underground; though it was not until 1992 that their first official release surfaced, with ?Into the Drape?. This was followed by the debut full-length album, the classic ?All the Witches Dance? in 1994.
?Tolling 13 Knell?, Mortuary Drape?s third full-length album was originally released in 2000 on Avantgarde Music. Often regarded as one of the band?s strongest works, the album delivers an eerie concoction of evil metal riffing & dark occult atmosphere to unnerving effect.
?Tolling 13 Knell? has now been fully remastered especially for this release, with the process overseen by the band. This reissue also contains extra tracks in the form of re-recorded versions of the infamous ?Doom Return? demo songs. These new versions were recorded during the ?Tolling 13 Knell? sessions.
Mortuary Drape have recently been busy recording their latest album, as well as performing some high profile shows.
This edition of 'Tolling 13 Knell' is presented on 180gm black double gatefold vinyl.