Dubbed one of America's "most prolific and unapproachable underground metal musicians" by Billboard, the California-based one-man-black-metal-band Xasthur has been creating dark despair since forming in 1995.

Though the first album came out in 2001, the '2005 Demo' in question is made up of two lost tracks that were completed before 2006's 'Subliminal Genocide' was released. According Xasthur mainman Malefic's label, "in a sense these two previously unavailable recordings come across like a much belated extension of 'Subliminal Genocide.' And that record rules, so that's good news, right?"

Hydra Head has since mastered the demo and plans to release a two-track CD and a 12-inch on Feb. 23.

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