One of the cultest names in the underground, MEPHISTOFELES hail from Argentina and have prolifically perfected a literally addicting blend of garage rock, stoner doom, and ritual atmosphere that truly puts the SATANIC in Satanic panic! From 2013 onward, this power-trio have been pumping out one sonic drug after another, from singles and demos to EPs and even live albums, all culminating in three full-lengths to date. And now, longtime fans HELTER SKELTER PRODUCTIONS will be reissuing parts of MEPHISTOFELES' back catalog as well as some new recordings.
The first of these new recordings, A Path of Black is a quick-hitting slab of MEPHISTOFELES at their darkest, druggiest best. Featuring three brand-new songs, A Path of Black is aptly titled: there's garage-rockin' energy to spare, but you literally feel the darkness dragging you down like a drug you can't shake. If anything, this EP emphasizes the ROCK far more than the doom, but it's all recognizably their signature sound. And like all MEPHISTOFELES' recordings, each of these three tracks is as immediately memorable as the last, the trio's swagger truly something to behold.