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Though some may quarrel over the precise origin of black metal, there is little doubt that the Norwegian scene of the late 1980s and early 1990s was responsible for bringing the genre to the attention of the greater public. After recording one rehearsal demo as a four-piece in 1990, guitarist Kessel and drummer Mr. Lord Byron joined with Stian “Occultus” Johansen, who was the vocalist for Thyabhorrent at the time. Occultus is also known as a founding owner—along with Euronymous—of the Helvete record store in Oslo and was the vocalist for Mayhem following Dead’s suicide. As a trio, Perdition Hearse recorded the single song demo, “The Stealthy Beyond Death,” as well as the 1992 “Mala Fide” demo. (Notably, the first track from “Mala Fide” was featured on the seminal “The Wine of Satan” compilation LP.) This collection contains all of the band’s recordings, marking the first time Perdition Hearse has received a complete discography release.