Black metal band from Salvador, Bahía, Brazil, created in 1989.
Beelzeebubth - bass (1989-1999), guitar (2000-present)
Diego DoUrden - bass, keyboards, vocals (2013-present)
Eduardo "Warmonger" Amorim - drums (2016-present)
1989. After playing on several bands in his home town (Death Vomit, Putrefaction, Corpus Christi, and others), Beelzeebubth decided to form his own band. Then he gathered some members from the old bands that he has taken part to complete the new band. They were: Meugninuosouan (vocalist), Behemoth (guitarist) and Lucifuge Rofocale (drummer).
For the next four months, they were composing stuff for their first releasing and also they were rehearsed extensively. The band recorded it's very first demo-tape in November of 1989 and was titled "Tormenting The Holy Trinity", with nine songs and a cover song, "Massacre", from Bathory. This was the first recording done by a Death/Black Metal band in the Brazilian northeast.
The band began to play in several places in their city. Many people could see the Mystifier performance development at clubs like Gamboa, Ufba Garage Rock, Plataforma Rock Bar, among others. There were a lot of fights among punks,... Read More|
... headbangers and skinheads in that time. Many headbangers hesitated in going to those events. Beelzeebubth and few others united forces with the punks to exterminate the skinheads of Salvador.
The band's first recording got a great local response. They pressed many copies of that stuff on cassette. A small vinyl record store from their hometown, Maniac Records, did a offer to the band for releasing a 7" EP. The band eagerly agreed and, in July 1990 the single was released entitled "The Evil Ascension Returns" with two songs. This was the first metal release from their town, released by a label.
1991. The most important Brazilian labels were interested to issue the Mystifier's debut album, labels like Fucker Records, Cogumelo Records, Hellion Records etc. But Beelzeebubth and the band decided to record a promo-tape just to present their new stuff to the interested labels and to their fans. It was released in July 1991, titled "Aleister Crowley", with six songs.
In February 1992, the band's hard work had paid off and their debut album "Wicca" was released by the German/Brazilian label Hellion Records. It is considered one of the best black metal albums to date for many magazines and fans.
Time passed and some line-up changes occured. Beelzeebubth fired Meugninousouan for his ambition on getting money from an underground band. Asmoodeeus (ex-Hatred) was recruited to be the new vocalist. Beelzeebubth decided to introduce keyboards to the new compositions for the next effort. A second guitarist and a keyboard player were contracted for participating on presentations with the band (Astaroth and Put Satanikia (ex-Calvary).
During these years, Mystifier started to gain enormous worldwide underground notoriety, so the French label Osmose Productions was interested, so they signed a deal for two albums, with worldwide distribution through SPV.
Then, in the November 1993 "Göetia" was released, containing 10 songs. Despite the weak production, the album was great and received huge appreciation by the fans. Months later, their debut album "Wicca" also was released in Europe by Osmose Productions, resulting in a European tour request from the German tour promoter Insolit, many reviews, articles, interviews etc in international magazines and radio stations.
Later on, more line-up changes occur. Behemoth (prime member) abandoned the band without giving any explanation. After, several concerts, Astaroth and Put Satanakia left the band as well. Paulo Lisboa was contracted to record the band's third album as well as to do some concerts. Asmoodeeus began to play the keyboards in the band.
1996. Beelzeebubth was very disappointed with the international underground scene (infested of sympathetic to Nazism and Fascism teenagers) and decided to postpone the releasing of the third album. He re-compose the whole material to differ with recent stuff which he considered as false black metal. He thought that the new Brazilian bands that formed from that time, were just clones of the Norwegian black metal. He also thought that Brazil lost the know-how of producing original underground metal like Vulcano, Sarcófago, Genocidio, Sepultura, Necrofago, Invoker and more. Beelzeebuth laughed with absurdities like "black men can't play black metal, just white men can do it" etc and replied: "Attitude, determination and ideals are not manifested by the skin color or kind hair! Just fools can accept such statement!".
Mystifier's fans had to wait until September 1996 to listen to the third album "The World Is Good That Who Made It Doesn't Live Here" with six songs. It was very different from their previous recordings. Many of the old fans of the band didn't understand that release but later they did recognized