CALL FROM SUBCONSCIOUS - 90s Mourning Death Metal from Nuremberg with Flute player Sabine Schuster!

Repulsive Echo Records, known for finding obscure/classic death metal demos, came across the gem we talk about today. Call from Subconscious was among the early 90s death metal scene and featured the unlikely addition of a flute player. Don't let that fool you though. This is early 90's death metal representation at its finest. When we think of the flute in metal, you might go to Nordic metal or bands like Apocalyptica. Instead, this band used the flute as a tool to balance the dramatic intensity of their music, and it works all too well. This band was amazing and I am happy that Repulsive Echo has given them the love of re-issuing their music. Bio and music below.

“Call From Subconscious” was founded in 1989 by Marcus Pretzl (guitar), Stephan Schmidt (guitar) and Sascha Steubing (base guitar). After the pointless building of their first rehearsal room which was destroyed right after completion, in 1993 finally they finished their second one and were ready to go. But Sascha suddenly left the band. So it was up to Marcus and Stephan to write the very first stuff. Next member entering “Call” was Herbert Keil on drums, then Corrado to play base guitar one year later and soon after him Simon Hammer joined as their frontman. Now “Call” was a band. After first little live gigs like at the “Kunstverein”, “Highway” at Lauf, etc.. Corrado left “Call” and Andy Saffer replaced him on base guitar. At that point they wanted to ad something special to their dry sound. Herbert knew someone who was looking for a band and who played the flute. And so with Sabine Schuster “Call”'s lineup finally was really complete. More live gigs followed at and around the city of Nuremberg. At the “Komm” for example or “Resi”. In 1995 the band entered a studio for its first demo “Fading Flowers”. It was recorded at a studio on a 24 track tape machine. One year later in 1996 they recorded their second demo “Inner Dimensions” at a youth club on a much smaller 8 track tape machine. Later that year Stephan quitted. He was replaced by Thomas Betzelt. But the journey was already about to come to an end. In 1997 “Call” broke up. Not too long ago “Repulsive Echo” stumbled across some of their material on YouTube and got in touch with them. This meant digging up what they could find: Recordings, photos and most important memories up to 30 years old. With their help they had to reanimate a rotting corpse and dress it in newly created but also original artwork once done by Marcus. It was a nightmare. But a good one. Where you wake up crying...

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