Faust

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Not to be confused with the legendary Krautrock institution, nor several other lesser-known heavy metal bands, Milan, Italy's Faust are the death metal brainchild of vocalist/guitarist Aleister Demon,…
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Not to be confused with the legendary Krautrock institution, nor several other lesser-known heavy metal bands, Milan, Italy's Faust are the death metal brainchild of vocalist/guitarist Aleister Demon, whose primary claim to fame -- if one can call it that -- has been his long service as a touring guitarist for Norwegian black metal mainstays Ancient. But because he only linked up with Ancient in 2001, this doesn't account for the fact that, despite founding the project as far back as 1992, Aleister's only Faust-associated music until that decade's end was comprised of a 1993 demo and contributing a song named "Purity in Evil" to 1994's Screams from Italy, Vol. 1 compilation. In fact, Faust didn't unveil its first official release until 2001 -- that being the aptly named …And Finally Faust mini-CD, but this featured just Aleister and a drum machine, not a full band. That development would have to wait until 2009 and the recording of Faust's first actual album, From Glory to Infinity, which saw Aleister surrounded in a session capacity by guitarists Ghiulz Borroni (Profanatum) and Luca Princiotta (Doro, Blaze, etc.), drummer Dariusz "Daray" Brzozowski (Dimmu Borgir), and journeyman bassist extraordinaire Steve DiGiorgio (Sadus, Death, Testament, Autopsy, etc.).