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"Fucking EXTREME album!!!!!!! Furious vocals!!!"
- Deathlord, Blasphemy/Ross Bay Cult
"Filipino Antichrist is fucking INTENSE and rabid warfare noise metal!!! it's so fucking killer!"
- Impurath, Black Witchery
"The most chaotic and extreme recording... sounding like an ordinary thrash or grind metal group passed violently through some kind of human-size blender, every element of their recording feeling sore and bloody like a 29-minute sustained car accident" -The Convivial Hermit
"Sounding like the bowels of hell opening up... Overall, this banshee-stabbing outfit are the Satanic missing link between JOHN ZORN'S PAINKILLER and PORTAL, only with 137% more virgin violation to their theoretical credit"
"I like the old-school sound as much as anyone, but this LP takes the sound way too far"
"If the underground metal world had their own 'awards' show, then Deiphago would most definitely win for the most primitive, chaotic release of 2009 hands down... Fans of the more overdone, polished metal of the current scene will hate Deiphago, but fans of early blackened war/thrash metal like BEHERIT, SARCOFAGO, and ARCHGOAT or miss the days of rehearsal demos and tape-trading, get Deiphago and they will take you back to a time when metal (no matter the genre) was more chaotic and disturbing"
- Primitive Ways webzine
DEIPHAGO was created in 1989 by Voltaire 666, Sidapa and Royce. The band was inspired by the black metal gods Sarcofago, Sodom, Venom, Mercyful Fate and Hellhammer. They released their 1st demo in 1991 and is a display of total Hellhammer worship with reigning guitar solos and sick vocals. Demo 91 made Deiphago known to the worldwide underground scene.
In 1993, inspired by their contemporaries at that time like Blasphemy, Beherit, and Profanatica they released their 2nd demo, a fast grinding black masterpiece mixed with Morbid Angel solos and sicker vocals as V666 sang in a backmasking way the song "Backmask prayer" and also incorporated Beherit's demonic whispers on "Hail Mary Innana".
Their demo 93 was labeled "exotic black metal". Through the next years, Deiphago continued to assault the Philippines while they undergo constant line-up changes. In 1997, armed with a new drummer, they released their 3rd demo - the Pagan sessions. Demo 97's lyrical concept was homage to the Filipino Pagan gods and included 2 tracks - "Bathala", the song that incorporated elements of Bathory's "Hammerheart" and "Uwak", the song that retains their fast chaotic sound from their previous works showing relentless speed. Demo 97 was only distributed among hand-picked local hordes.
By 1998, the band was continuously plagued by line up problems leaving only V666 and Sidapa on the fold. The band remained dormant for 6 years, 6 months and 6 days, waiting for the right time to strike back.
In 2004, Deiphago relocated to Costa Rica. The move to Central/South American territories made the perfect backdrop for Deiphago to accomplish their long overdue album profoundly inspired by Sarcofago's "INRI"....
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