Maschinenzimmer 412 - Malfeitor
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Maschinenzimmer 412 - Malfeitor

  • Labels Cold Spring
  • Product Code: CD Digipak
  • Availability: In Stock
A history lesson, recorded in autumn 1989. Unavailable for over 20 years in any format, we proudly present "Malfeitor" - the now classic album from Maschinenzimmer 412. This was the last release under that name, and what seemed like the final nail in the coffin for the Swedish Black Industrial act. 6 years later they rose from the ashes, restructured and resurrected as MZ. 412.

This is evil incarnate, staring into the abyss. Relentless industrial rituals; darkness fused with machines, your fears and your power. An expression of the coldest music imaginable. With a more lyrical approach than the predecessor "Macht Durch Stimme", "Malfeitor" explores themes of death, with an unequivocal dystopian outlook. Cavernous heavy industrial, primitive machine rhythms, and cold metallic loops created on old synths with very little post-production. What you hear is how it sounded on those original sessions.

Originally released on LP in 1989 by Cold Meat Industry, this monumental album is now available for the first time since 2001. Also available on digital for the first time ever! This definitive edition has been painstakingly transferred and mastered from the original 4-track tapes, with no unnecessary 'padding'.

Rekorded September 1989 at Musikfront, mixed in RM Studio by Anti-Klan.
New master transfer January 2022 by Henrik Nordvargr Bjorkk.
All kompositions by Mz. 412.
Auguste Piccards Nightmare was inspired by a poem by Peter Jackson

Mastered by Martin Bowes (Cage Studios)
Graphic Design by Abby Helasdottir

CD comes in 4-panel digipak with new artwork by Abby Helasdottir.

1. Virus 06:39
2. Malfeitor 05:45
3. The Death Of Lasarus 05:06
4. Cold Face 04:14
5. August Piccards Nightmare 04:58
6. Introspektion 05:21
7. Public Worship 04:08
8. Ecaf Dloc II 06:44
9. Still 01:02

Maschinenzimmer 412 - Malfeitor