First of all, a word on "Vanitas"; it's our latest rehearsal demotape which contains four typical Secret Of The Moon tracks, plus a Beherit ("Sadomatic Rites")-conversion. Moreover, you'll find seven live songs which were recorded at our "A Black Winter Night"-gig, on December 28th, 1996. This particulary tape substantiates what Secrets Of The Moon is all about - that means during the rehearsals and live.
Side B (Moon Side) of SECRETS OF THE MOON's second demo Vanitas was recorded live on this day in 1996 at the A Black Winter Night gig, Bramsche, Osnabrück, Germany.
In a figuartive sense, we all it very honest, just because there are no intros, outros, keyboards, female vocals and such items. It's just the pureness of our musical creations/doings-, just as simple as that. Besides, and that's a very important fact, we've deepen our own style and extended the lyrical possibilities. So you can say that "Unearthed Arcana", our first demo, is quite good (when you see it as a debut), with some cool different styles. "Vanitas" goes the same way, but in a more typical and significant Secrets Of The Moon direction. I must confess, it's a progress for us as a unity.
- Frazer / Secrets of the Moon interview, Tales of the Macabre #5, 1998