ENCRYPTED was founded by Sacrificulus (vocals/guitars) and T.666 (drums) in autumn 2012 in North Rhine Westphalia and so the band is part of the NRW Death Metal community.
The original idea was to create a raw old school black/death metal sound. After one year of practicing and composing three songs, the band recruited a bass player. With JJ Allin on bass guitar, ENCRYPTED recorded the debut demo in their rehearsal room. The result was a very loud, dirty and raw sounding three track 100% DIY demo tape (limited to 50 copies). After the tape was sold out the band worked on new material for an EP. In the course of 2015 JJ Allin left the band for personal reasons. So ENCRYPTED returned to the original two piece constellation. The new songs are more in the vein of the last song of the demo "Curse You" which is pure Death Metal. Since then the band has found their home in the Death Metal genre. The sound of ENCRYPTED is inspired by Scandinavian and US Death Metal. This is the sound which the band enjoys listening to. Lyrically ENCRYPTED deals with subjects like doomsday and the life beyond. In 2015 four new songs were written and ENCRYPTED entered the DPK-Studios in Dusseldorf to record a four song EP. After recording, mixing and mastering were done the guys were looking for a suitable label to release the EP. So the band joined forces with STAR SPAWN SOCIETY.
MASK OF SATAN
Horror Death Death from Tampere / Finland
In Finland, in February 2015 MASK OF SATAN was founded by three individuals who already shared the same bands but wanted to create something more.
The idea for a Death Metal band was generated through old horror movies and common interest in gore. You can hear influences such as Six Feet Under, The Grotesquery and Necrophagia in MASK OF SATAN’s music.
Overall idea was to keep it simple and old-school and to be able to play as a trio. The name Mask of Satan comes from an old Italian horror movie “La machera del Demonio” (1960), which translates as Mask Of Satan.
The concept of a H. P. Lovecraft lyrical theme album came up in 2016 and has proven to be a great inspirational source for MASK OF SATAN.
Naturally biblical interest for Lovecraft's work was already there, lurking in the subconscious mind!
MASK OF SATAN stands as a proud continuation of Horror and Gore and with a unique style delivers terror to mortals!