Stigma (Mind Assault album)

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Studio album by Mind Assault
Released 2nd February 2008
Genre Melodic death metal
Length 58:07
Label Subterania

Stigma is the first full-length album by the South African metal band Mind Assault. Stigma was released in February 2008. The album has received largely positive reviews.[1]

The creation of “Stigma”[edit]

The members of Mind Assault have had the opportunity to gain a stronger sense of themselves since the beginning of 2007. It was at this juncture, when the line-up was fully completed and all of those elements which the founding members had sought out were finally in place, that the band thought it feasible to think about an album.

It took some time, and a fair amount of argument to decide on which songs to include, and why. At the end of the day, “Stigma” is not so much an album as it is a compilation intended to showcase the abilities and spectrum of the band.[2] The purpose of this creation was twofold:

1) Over the years of tireless performing, there has grown a public demand for good quality recorded material from Mind Assault.

2) If Mind Assault were ever going to achieve greater things than were possible in Southern Africa, then the band would require a “showcase” of sorts to exhibit themselves to prospective overseas interest.

Towards these intents and purposes, Mind Assault regard “Stigma” as a demo album, recorded and produced independently on extremely limited resources, provided by the band members themselves. A limited number of copies were pressed for selling at events and through some businesses.[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. My Donker
  2. Prison Of Flesh
  3. Innocent Blood
  4. Paint My Mind Black
  5. Hoekom
  6. Suffer
  7. Tranquil Thoughts
  8. Rise Once Again
  9. Veroordeel
  10. Stadig Verblind
  11. We Will Prevail
  12. This Is The End
  13. Revenge


Band members[edit]

  • Jacques Fourie - Vocals
  • Francois Pretorius - Guitar
  • Patrick Davidson - Guitar
  • Donovan Tose - Bass
  • Andries Smit - Drums


  • Mix and Master: Jarod Gunston
  • Engineer: Theunis Cilliers
  • Artwork: Brendon Thomas