Within Black Metal, France has consistently been one of the most interesting and impressive regions.
It all began in early nineties and among the very first French Black Metal bands (and an early example of the emerging and maturing Second Wave) was GORGON.
Gorgon formed in 1991 and were initially inspired by bands like Venom, Samael, and Impaled Nazarene. The first demo was 1992’s “Call From Unknown Depths”. This quickly led to Wounded Love putting out the infamous EP “Immortal Horde” in 1993.
Their first album “The Lady Rides a Black Horse” was recorded in 1994 and released in 1995. It has become an underground Black Metal landmark for those who managed to hear it at the time.
In 1996 the second album “Reign of Obscenity” was released, followed in 1997/1998 by “The Jackal Pact”.
vocals, guitar, keyboard
GORGON – THE LADY RIDES A BLACK HORSE
The Lady Rides A Black Horse (LP – 1995)
1. Among Fogs of Oblivion
2. Tower of Gargoyles
3. The Lady Rides a Black Horse
4. Call from Unknown Depths
5. As a Stone
6. The Union
7. At the Memory of the Past
9. Swallowed Thoughts
10. Immortal Horde
11. The Day Required
12. Fall as a Goal (previously unreleased – 1994)
13. Pseudomonarchia (previously unreleased – 1994)
Immortal Horde (7″ ep – 1993)
16. Immortal Horde
Title: The Lady Rides A Black Horse
CAT#: TTR 027
Released: 01 March 2010
Running time: 62:26
A Classic of 90’s Black Metal reissued with several killer early and previously unreleased tracks!
Gorgon was formed by lead guitarist and vocalist Chris in 1991, during Black Metal’s emerging and maturing Second Wave. As with many bands of this period, Gorgon’s sound is distinctly original and possessing incredible power with a permeating occult atmosphere.
15th Anniversary Resurrection!
Exclusive bonus tracks for this new edition include two unreleased 1994 recordings with The Lady lineup and the cult Immortal Horde EP – the band’s first major release following Call from Unknown Depths demo, 1992.
Booklet has been redesigned using original photos taken during 1995 and the complete album lyrics are included.
A classic of early nineties Black Metal too often overshadowed by inferior bands from the region. We hope this release helps to create a re-appreciation of Gorgon’s work, one of the first and greatest French Black Metal bands! It’s a fine day for a…Return.
Killer, classic, non-conformist French Black Metal! – Meriel Longmore, freelance