27 Years Ago: INCANTATION remix Entrantment of Evil at Trax East

Daily Noise - / 2017

27 Years Ago: INCANTATION remix Entrantment of Evil at Trax East

Entrantment of Evil was recorded earlier in 1990, between 26 May and 2 June at Stardust Recording. Seraphic Decay released the original 7" in August 1990.

INCANTATION's deal with Relapse was formed around the same time, and on this day in 1990 they remixed the songs from Entrantment of Evil at Trax East Studios ready for a re-issue on Relapse in 1991.

The band returned to Trax East twice in 1991 to record Deliverance of Horrific Prophecies and Onward to Golgotha, both released by Relapse.

We had a basic idea on what sound we were looking for but it was very difficult to explain it so the engineers would understand. The demos came close, but we really found our sound recording-wise when we went to do the split LP with AMORPHIS. I feel "Onward To Golgotha" was just a little more refined. We did have to remix "Onward To Golgotha" after the first mix, because us and Relapse were not happy with the first mix. The 2nd is what we went with. I think it was hard for the engineer to understand what we were looking for. But he did a good job. On "Mortal Throne Of Nazarene" we went to a different studio but they were just not on the same page as us and that recording turned into a mess. We wasted a lot of money and ended up with something that none of us was happy with.

...at the time that was our recording for the split LP with AMORPHIS. But we ended up scraping it and using 2 tracks for the "Deliverance Of Horrific Prophecies" 7" EP. I think the recording was good for us. It ended up being more of a demo for us so we can hear a good recording of some of our newer songs at the time. It was good preparation for "Onward To Golgotha". We realized we played the songs slower in the studio than we did at shows or rehearsals. Also we were about to tell if the song structures were good and if the riff sounded good together in that order. It also helps to make sure all the vocal patterns are working good with the music. I think it helped make the "Onward To Golgotha" recording better having done the split first. I always like recording demos of all our new songs, it's always great to hear a good recording of the songs before doing an album.
- John McEntee / Incantation interview, Voices from the Darkside

Video of Trax East studio in 1992: