Tormentor, the iconic proto-black metal legend from Hungary announced their comeback show after 20 years. The band fronted by Attila Csihar of Mayhem had a visible effect in the second wave of black metal: acts as Dissection, Darkthrone, Emperor or Immortal referred to the demo tape ’Seventh Day of Doom’ and the full-length ’Anno Domini’ as one of their most influential releases.
Even though Anno Domini was recorded in 1988, due to their extremity in music and their live shows, the communist regime held back the possibility of a formal release for years. Their influence spread through underground tape tradings around Europe, which kept Tormentor under the radar, however their musical legacy can firmly be placed among other pioneering acts in the history of metal as Bathory or Celtic Frost. After Tormentor’s demise in 1991, their singer, Attila was invited to join Mayhem to record his timeless vocal lines for their classic ’De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas’, and guitarist Tamás Buday is also active with Swedish legends, Nifelheim.
On the 21st of April, 2018, Tormentor will play an exclusive club show in Budapest’s A38 Ship along with Cult of Fire and Perihelion, an emerging Hungarian band, signed to Apathia Records in France.