Mütiilation

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Mütiilation
Origin Grabels, France
Genres Ambient black metal
Years active 1991–1996, 2000–2009, 2014–2017
Labels Drakkar Productions
End All Life Productions
Members Meyhna'ch
Past members David: Bass (1992-1993)
Mørdrëd: Bass (1995)
Dark Wizzard of Silence: Drums (1992-1994)
Krissagrazabeth: Drums (1994)

Mütiilation is a French ambient black metal solo project, consisting of William "Meyhna'ch" Roussel. The project started in 1991 and has released six full-length albums and appeared on several EPs and compilations.

History[edit]

The Beginning and The Black Legions[edit]

Mütiilation was formed in 1991 by Meyhna'ch, drummer Dark Wizard of Silence and bassist David. They recorded a few demos as a trio until 1994, when David left due to Mütiilation's admission into the Black Legions. At this time, Mütiilation released an EP to honor the circle titled Hail Satanas We Are The Black Legions.

Shortly after, Dark Wizzard of Silence was replaced by Krissagrazabeth, who recorded with the band up to Vampires of Black Imperial Blood. Once again, he left due to disagreements with the Black Legions. Mørdrëd took his place, and was properly admitted into the circle; this line-up was featured in The Black Plague - First Chapter (And Maybe Last One).

The Reincarnation[edit]

In 1999 Drakkar Productions released a compilation of unreleased material, Remains of a Ruined, Dead, Cursed Soul. The album stated that Meyhna'ch was "dead" due to disgust with the black metal scene. However, in 2001, Mütiilation came back with the release of Black Millenium (Grimly Reborn), with another scathing message against the scene. At this point the band had become a solo project, and Meyhna'ch still used the Black Legions' emblem on some releases.

Mütiilation then followed with short tours with acts such as Impiety, Abigail, Decayed, Tsjuder, Watain and Judas Iscariot. During this time Noktu, Fureiss and Astrelya from Celestia were used as live members, filling in for guitars and drums.

Following three more studio albums and a split with Satanic Warmaster and Drowning the Light, Meyhna'ch quietly deactivated Mütiilation. Despite a one-off performance at the 2015 edition of Hellfest, Meyhna'ch has carried on with new music under his own alias, and maintains that Mütiilation is "dead".[1]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Demos[edit]

  • Rehearsal 1992 (1992)
  • Rites through the Twilight of Hell (1992)
  • Ceremony of the Black Cult (1993)
  • Evil - The Gestalt of Abomination (1993)
  • Cursed (Rehearsal 1994) (1994)
  • Satanist Styrken (1994)
  • Black Imperial Blood (Travel) (1994)
  • Rehearsal 2001 (2001)
  • Destroy Your Life for Satan (2001)

EPs, Splits & Compilations[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Rebirth of Meyhna'ch". Invisible Oranges. November 1, 2017. Retrieved March 8, 2018. 

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