First Ever Official Release of the Band's First Demo / 2LP-Set with Side D Etching
Alone In the Mist documents the nascent steps from renowned Finnish funeral doom-bringers Shape of Despair. Recorded in 1998 as they morphed into Shape of Despair from their original moniker Raven, this EP is their one and only demo which has never seen the light of day until now. Alone In the Mist is the foundation of this oppressively heavy and imposing band. One pressing of 666 x 2LP-sets (w/ D side etching) for the world. When these copies are gone, they are gone forever.
Mastermind Jarno Salomaa comments: "So what exactly do you find on 'Alone in the Mist'? Besides the first songs ever written for Shape of Despair – at that time still named Raven – these represent my first ever attempt at doom as well. Those tracks are the outcome of solitary inspiration through dark woods and good music. This demo was never fully released...'Alone in the Mist' was only tape traded without any cover or anything else with just a few people that we knew or were in contact with. Two of these songs came out officially a long way back, but soon you will get a chance to hear them all..."