Europe: Pulverised Records ; 23.02.2009
Germany: Pulverised Records / Soulfood ; 27.02.2009
Strategically reunited for a new album, Sweden’s DECEIVER launches a final full-length album entitled ‘Thrashing Heavy Metal’. Traces of early Mercyful Fate, King Diamond and Judas Priest are easily evident and impeccably fused with the aggression of Thrash Metal.
‘Thrashing Heavy Metal’ is without a doubt one of the finest swansong album, and clearly to prove the point that Thrash Metal and Heavy Metal are both match made in Hell!
Recorded and mixed at the infamous Abyss Studio under the enormous engineering talents of Tommy Tägtgren (Dark Funeral, Marduk, In Aeternum, etc). Mastered by Nicklas "Terror" Rudolfsson (Runemagick, Swordmaster), and also featuring the album cover artwork by Israeli Metal artist Eliran Kantor (Testament, Aghora, Sickening Horror, To-Mera, etc).
1. The Tail’s Of Whom In Shadows Fall
2. Ghost Of Souls & Inner Hate
3. Graveyard Lover
4. Coma Of Death Toxication
5. Machinery Of God
6. Blood Of The Soul
7. Dead To The World
8. The Dungeon
10. Thrashing Heavy Metal
2004 - The band gets started in January by Pete Flesh, Crille Lundin and Flingan. One month later Destormo (vocals) are asked to join forces. Five tracks were done for a demo recording in the end of May. But instead of a demo release, they got an offer from Iron Fist Productions to release it as an MCD instead. The offer was accepted and the self-titled MCD was released in July.
2005 - Ten months after the MCD recording, they enter Abyss Studio again for the recording of their debut full-length album - "Riding with the Reaper". The album was released in April (Iron Fist Productions). Some shows were done in April and May to promote the album (Inferno Festival, United Metal Maniacs Festival, etc) and some weeks after their last show; they went separate ways with singer Destormo, due to his other commitments with Serpent Obscene and Maze of Torment. After some time of failing to find a new singer, they decide to record a test demo with Pete Flesh on vocals, the result turns out to be very satisfying for all parts and the search had come to an end. The inspiration are at the top and ten new songs were written in three months. They enter Abyss Studio again in October for the recording of their second full-length album - "Holov Posen Tro May Trot". The result turned out even more aggressive and intense then before, but still with the typical DECEIVER sound, thrashing heavy metal!
2006 and 2007 - Some shows were done to promote "Holov Posen Tro May Trot" that had its release at the beginning of 2006. 2007 was more or less inactive and the band was put to rest.
2008 - Pete Flesh gets the inspiration to write material for a new and one last album. Iron Fist Productions is now out of the picture and they sign a deal with Pulverised Records. In June, the band gets together and enter Abyss Studio to record "Thrashing heavy Metal", an album that has a big spectrum of influences and sums up what DECEIVER is all about. Some last shows will maybe be done in 2009.