Origin: Paris, France  
Genres: 80's Metal
Last update/review: September 24, 2021

Sortilege

Mixing a strong Iron Maiden songwriting style with clear, quality vocals courtesy of Christian Augustin, Sortilege was arguably one of the best of the French metal bands of the mid-80's. Though the original albums were all sung in French (as were practically all French metal albums back then), English-language versions of the two albums (Metamorphosis and Heroes Tears) were later released on Steamhammer Records. Their recording career was rather short (two albums and an EP) and they broke up soon after their last album in 1986. In 2020 Augustin put together a new lineup and a new album, Phoenix, was released under the Sortilege name, but whether this is the latest incarnation of the original band or an offshoot led by a former member is still in question.

Recent album: Phoenix, released on August 27, 2021.

Current Members

Christian Augustin

vocals

Olivier Spitzer

guitars (Satan Jokers)

Bruno Ramos

guitars

Sébastien Bonnet

bass

Clément Rouxel

drums (One-Way Mirror)

Former Members/Guests

Stéphane Dumont

guitars

Didier Demajean

guitars

Daniel Lapp

bass

Bob "Snake" Dumont

drums (ex-Demon Eyes)



Discography


Sortilege  EP
1983 Rave-On
  1. Amazone
  2. Progeniture
  3. Gladiateur
  4. Sortilege
  5. Bourreau
  • Christian Augustin
  • Stéphane Dumont
  • Didier Demajean
  • Daniel Lapp
  • Bob "Snake" Dumont



Métamorphose  
1984 Devil's
  1. D'ailleurs
  2. Majeste
  3. Hymne a la Mort
  4. Legende
  5. Nuit des Limbes
  6. Civilisation Perdue
  7. Delire d'un Fou
  8. Cyclope de L'etang
  9. Metamorphose
  • Christian Augustin
  • Stéphane Dumont
  • Didier Demajean
  • Daniel Lapp
  • Bob "Snake" Dumont



Larmes De Héros  
1986 Rocks
  1. La Hargne Des Tordus
  2. Chasse Le Dragon
  3. Le Dernier Des Travaux D'Hercules
  4. Quand Un Aveugle Reve
  5. Mourir Pour Une Princesse
  6. La Montagne Saigne
  7. Marchand D'Hommes
  8. Messagers
  9. La Huitieme Couleur De L'Arc En Ciel
  • Christian Augustin
  • Stéphane Dumont
  • Didier Demajean
  • Daniel Lapp
  • Bob "Snake" Dumont



Phoenix  
2021
  1. D'ailleurs
  2. Progéniture destructrice
  3. Délire d'un fou
  4. Messager
  5. Phoenix
  6. Majesté
  7. Mourir pour une princesse
  8. Civilisations perdues
  9. Gladiateur
  10. Quand un aveugle rêve
  11. Toujours plus haut
  12. Marchand d'hommes
  13. Chasse le dragon
  14. Sortilège
  • Christian Augustin
  • Olivier Spitzer
  • Bruno Ramos
  • Sébastien Bonnet
  • Clément Rouxel




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