CATHEDRAL To Release CD/DVD Reissue of “In Memoriam” June 29th on Rise Above Records

As with a choice few truly great bands, the first self-financed cassette recording by CATHEDRAL – made available in October 1990 – was a pioneering underground masterpiece in its own right; the sound of a young band exploring its newfound chemistry, finding confident variations on a flawless list of influences and cultivating a sound and style that would prove hugely inspirational throughout the 1990s and beyond, being a major influence on everyone from Electric Wizard through to Reverend Bizarre.

Where most demos are little more than a dry run for the first album, InMemoriam still has its own distinct and important identity in theCATHEDRAL canon. The debut LP that followed, Forest Of Equilibrium, has a somber, devout, melodic and mystical grandeur all of its own – but In Memoriam has a far murkier, earthier, more deathly intent. Creepy, cryptic and bowel-looseningly heavy, it represents the first time that the doom metal stylings of Trouble, Saint Vitus, Pentagram and Witchfinder General had been rendered in a new, more extreme metallic form.

At the beginning of the new decade, it was really only CATHEDRAL who were proud to assert the influence of true doom metal – a perennially unfashionable genre, but especially in a turn-of-the-decade metal scene so obsessed with speed, technicality, brutality and modernity.

Now the former members of CATHERDRAL have moved on and continue their musical ventures.  Garry “Gaz” Jennings released the debut from his new band Death Penalty last year and now plays as part of the band Lucifer.  Also expected soon is a release from With The Dead featuring Lee Dorrian and original Electric Wizard Members Mark Greening and Tim Bagshaw

*Highly influential cult Doom Metal debut recording by the UK masters,CATHEDRAL

*CD edition comes with bonus DVD, featuring a rare live performance from 1991. Also incudes booklet with extensive notes and rare photos.

*Vinyl edition comes as a double 180gm LP set in gatefold sleeve and full sized 8-page booklet.

Demo 1990

Mourning of a New Day

All Your Sins

Ebony Tears

March

Live Holland/Belgium 1991

Intro/Comiserating the Celebration

Ebony Tears

Neophytes For Serpent Eve

All Your Sins

Mourning of a New Day

DVD Live in Groningen (NL) May 1st 1991

Intro/Comiserating the Celebration

Ebony Tears

Neophytes For Serpent Eve

All Your Sins

Mourning of a New Day

CATHEDRAL - In Memoriam

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