Maschinenzimmer 412 – Malfeitor [Cold Spring]

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The trajectory of Maschinenzimmer 412 began in 1987, when Henrik Nordvargr Björkk, Jouni Ulvtharm Ollila and Leif Holm decided to create a band with a sonic approach directed towards industrial music and with an image that evokes a close link to the cult of the dark. This project was active with its original line-up until 1995, at this date they released In Nomine Dei Nostri Satanas Luciferi Excelsi, their third album, and the line-up changed with the departure of Holm, who was replaced by Jonas Drakhon Aneheim, and they also changed the name of the band to Mz.412.

During this first stage in which the band was formed by the original members, Maschinenzimmer 412 released Macht Durch Stimme and Malfeitor, two albums released in 1988 and 1989 respectively. Both releases have been reissued by Cold Spring, a British label with a parallel trajectory to Maschinenzimmer 412 in terms of longevity and style, in fact, practically all of Mz.412’s discography is released on Cold Spring, from the oldest to the most recent releases.

With Malfeitor’s repress, Cold Spring can consider their great contribution to this Swedish band as complete. Malfeitor is a classic of the industrial scene, and for a couple of decades now was totally inaccessible, so from now on many will be able to enjoy the primordial sound of Maschinenzimmer 412 with this great release, highly recommended for all lovers of the dark industrial music of yesteryear.

Release date: October 28th, 2022.

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