Alastis - Biography

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Alastis are a black metal band formed in 1987 in Sion, Switzerland.
The initial line-up was War D. on guitar, Zumof on vocals, Acronoise on drums, and Masmiseim (b. Christophe Mermod, Acronoise's brother) on bass. Masmise left early on to join Samael, with Zumof departing soon after. Samael's current vocalist/guitarist Vorph did vocals on the demo Black Wedding (1990), and War D. then took over vocal duties and the band issued their debut album, This Just Law, on Head Not Found Records. After several more line-up changes, they signed to Adipocere Records, who issued their second album, ...And Death Smiled, in 1995. Much like their fellow countrymen Samael, gothic and industrial musical elements played an important role in their sound during their later career, starting as a raw black metal before signing to Century Media records in 1996, who began distributing the group's output in the United States. The Other Side was released in 1997 and in 1998, their fourth album, Revenge was issued. the band line-up at this stage was War D. on guitar/synthesizer/vocals, Acronoise on drums, Nick on second guitar, and Raff on bass. In 2000, the band added Sebastian on drums and Graven X on keyboards. Their last album was Unity, released in 2001. No press or news release has been available since, and sources differ widely as to the current status of the band.