Origin: Olsztyn, Poland
Genres: Death Metal

Dies Irae  

Dies Irae features members from three of Poland's finest death metal bands, coming together to produce, well, more Polish death metal. The Sin War, the band's second effort, is a well-produced slice of mid-paced old-school death metal, with some nods to the members' other bands (i.e., bits of both Vader and particularly Behemoth can be heard, though they aren't technical nor complex as Sceptic is), with other influences being prime American death like Morbid Angel. Often when side projects like this (if this is just a side project) are similar to the members' main bands, one might wonder what is the point of just doing more. But here, Dies Irae have produced an album that can stand on its own. A solid death metal recommendation.

Note: no relation to the Mexican death metal band Dies Irae.

Current Members

Novy (Marcin Nowak)

vocals/bass (ex-Behemoth, Misteria, ex-Vader, ex-Virgin Snatch)

Mauser (Maurycy Stefanowicz)

guitars (ex-Christ Agony, ex-Vader)

Jacek Hiro

guitars (Sceptic, ex-Virgin Snatch)

Former Members/Guests

Doc (Krzysztof Raczkowski)

drums (ex-Moon, ex-Vader) RIP: August 19, 2005


Fear Of God 
1996 Serenades
  1. Intro - Evil
  2. Unheavenly Salvation
  3. Fear of God
  4. Dies Irae - Part I
  5. Blasphemous Words
  6. Dies Irae - Part II

2001 Metal Blade
  1. Zohak
  2. Message of Aiwaz
  3. Sirius B
  4. Immolated
  5. The Nameless City
  6. Bestride Shantak
  7. Turning Point
  8. Hidden Lore
  9. Lion of Knowledge
  • Novy
  • Mauser
  • Jacek Hiro
  • Doc
CD release of 1994 demo

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal 

The Sin War 
2002 Metal Blade
  1. Comrade Of Death
  2. Incarnation Of Evil
  3. Internal War
  4. Horde Of Angry Demons
  5. Infinity
  6. Genocide Generation
  7. The Truth
  8. Beyond Sensual
  9. Another Being Wasted
  10. Nine Angels
  • Novy
  • Mauser
  • Jacek Hiro
  • Doc

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal  Brave Words 

Sculpture Of Stone 
2004 Metal Mind
  1. Beyond All Dimensions
  2. The Hunger
  3. Unrevealed by Words
  4. The Art of An Endless Creation
  5. Trapped In the Emptiness
  6. The Plague
  7. The Oceans of Filth
  8. The Beginning of Sin
  9. Sculpture of Stone

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility 

The Art Of An Endless Creation 
2008 Metal Mind

Reviews:   Metal Storm 


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