25 Years Ago: GEHENNA complete First Spell

Daily Noise - 7 June 2019

25 Years Ago: GEHENNA complete First Spell

25 Years Ago: GEHENNA complete First Spell


...out style has progressed a lot since our demo. The new material is more melodic and has a lot more keyboard and acoustics than our demo.

Dolgar / Gehenna interview, Petrified #3, 1994

GEHENNA entered Soundsuite Studio to record their second EP, First Spell, on the 3rd of June and completed work on this day in 1994.

At the time there was an intention, or at least a possibility, that this material would be released as a split with ULVER through their mutual label Head Not Found.

There will be 4 songs, and they are all new. We are going to enter the studio in JUNE, but we don't know any exact dte when it will be released. By the way, it is possible that there will be an mini-LP from both GEHENNA and ULVER instead of a split-album.

Dolgar / Gehenna interview, Petrified #3, 1994

The split album didn't happen and GEHENNA released First Spell on CD later in 1994. ULVER wouldn't record their material until November, this would become their debut album Bergtatt - Et Eeventyr i 5 Capitler.

Yes, we are very satisfied with it, the music is much better than the demo. And of course the drumwork is much better!

Dirge Rep / Gehenna interview, Slayer #10, 1994