PROMOTIONAL ONLY means issued by record company in very limited quantity and sent to selected industry professionals ONLY for promotional consideration/airplay. Never for sale and highly collectable releases
2001 promotional postcard printed by Primitive Art Records to promote Born Of Fires debut single Chosen By The Gods. Born Of Fire was a Swedish death metal project that almost become something of an all star group if you look at the members involved. The band features guitarist Mr. Dim from Harms Way, Peter Stjarnvind from Entombed, Krux, Merciless, Murder Squad, guitarist Freddie Lindgren from Unleashed and Rickard Cabeza from Dismember, General Surgery on bass. As all members were heavily involved in other groups this becomes something of a one time recording made for fun. Those recording sessions at Dog Pound studios in Stockholm in September of 2000 resulted in this single released in 2001. However when Cabeza jumped in and acted as bass player for Dark Funeral during their 2002 tour then the band were put on hold. Chosen By The Gods features two tracks of solid and violent metal riffs helped by the powerful production. Guitar sound is crispy and reminds of Dismember and Unleashed and its even close to crust bands such as Makiladoras. The whole thing is a blending of At The Gates, Dismember and Slayer’s Seasons in the Abyss era, Mr Dim’s vocals are rough but not the usual extremely distorted growls. There’s nothing else to say, with so many ex- members there is no question about the quality of this, go get it.