I HATE has the honour to exhume one of the most well-kept secrets from our own part of Sweden; AMENOPHIS. The Stockholm/Gothenburg-department of early Swedish extreme metal has been really well-documented, but the area in and around the city of Norrköping in the Östergötland province likewise spawned famous acts like MARDUK, ALLEGIANCE, DARKIFIED, etc. In classic healthy underground style, a lot of other quality ensembles resided within that movement. One of the absolute best was AMENOPHIS, and during their years of activity (1989-1995) they were responsible for two classy demos; “Amenophis” in 1991 and “The Twelfth Hour” in 1992. Both demos (containing all the material ever put to tape) have now been collected onto one disc with an extensive biography written by founding member Tim Pettersson. AMENOPHIS were strongly tied to the classic old sounds of DEATH, POSSESSED, CELTIC FROST – connecting it with a Swedish early 90s death metal edge. Some of the AMENOPHIS members also played in the aforementioned DARKIFIED and ALLEGIANCE. The “Demos 1991-1992” compilation is an important piece of Swedish extreme metal history and a must for all serious old school collectors!