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This album includes the original lyrics sheet


Collectors information & Description: 

Sortilège by Sortilège is a 5-track extented play (EP) vinyl record and is the first official record by this French Heavy Metal band.

The evolution/history of the French Heavy Metal band "Sortilège" starts late 1980 when "Stéphane Dumont" and "Didier Demajean" (both are schoolmates) form the band "Blood Wave". Soon after they are joined by "Jean-Philippe Dumont" and in October 1981 "Daniel Lapp" joins them to make the "Blood Wave" band complete. In January 1983 the name of this band is changed into "Sortilège". "Sortilège" breaks up early 1987 and Stephane and Jean-Philippe Dumont continue in the band "Bouche de Vieille" followed by "Bliss" in 1992.

Access a graphical view with drill-down showing the evolution of Sortilège


SORTILEGE - Self-Titled album cover photo

Collector's notes ( detailed background information on the persons working on this album)

Christian "Zouille" Augustin was singerin Sortilège from 1981-1986. Before joining Sortilège in 1981, he was in a band called "Correspondance".

Didier "Dem" Demajean played guitars in Sortilège from 1981-1986.

Stéphane Dumont schoolfriend of Didier Demajean and together they formed the band "Blood Wave", this band became later "Sortilege". After Zouille left Sortilege, the band became "Bouche De Vieille". In 1992 "Stéphane Dumont" together with his partner "Carolyn Jones", started the band "Bliss".

Daniel "Lapin" Lapp started in the "Flagrant Delit" band , he joined "Blood Wave" in 1980 and followed "Stephane Dumont" and "Jean-Philippe Dumont" in the bands "Sortilege" and "Bliss".

Jean-Philippe "Bob" Dumont occasionally used the pseudonym "Bob Snake" and has played the drums in the French Heavy Metal/Cult band "Sortilège".

Jacques Hustinx a Dutch musician, producer and co-founder of Rave-On Records.

Willem Steentjes the owner and sound engineer of Stonesound Studio, Roosendaal, NL.

Alex Mitram has been photographing for the albums of the French Heavy Metal band "Sortilege" which includes albums: Sortilege, Métamorphose and "Larmes de héros"

Album Fact Sheet
Music Genre: Heavy Metal / Hard Rock
Album Production information:

The album: "SORTILEGE - Self-Titled " was produced by: Jacques Hustinx (Dutch musician, producer and co-founder of Rave-On Records)

This album was recorded at: Stone Sound Studios, Netherlands, July 1983

Sound/Recording Engineer(s): Willem Steentjes

Album cover design: Brigitte Dumont

Album cover photography: Alex Mitram

Collector notes:
JacquesJ Hustinx a Dutch musician, producer and co-founder of Rave-On Records.

Willem Steentjes the owner of Stonesound Studio, Roosendaal, NL.

Alex Mitram also was photographer on the follow-on albums: Métamorphose and "Larmes de héros"

Record Company & Catalog number: Rave-On Records – RMLP-003

Record Format
12" Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram  

Year & Country:  1983 Netherlands


High Quality Photo of Album Front Cover  "SORTILEGE - Self-Titled "


Album Back Cover  Photo of "SORTILEGE - Self-Titled "


Photo of "SORTILEGE - Self-Titled " 12" LP Record - Side One:


Photo of "SORTILEGE - Self-Titled " 12" LP Record - Side Two:


Note: the above pictures are photos of the actual album and allow you to judge the quality of cover. Slight differences in color may exist due to the use of the camera's flash. The quality of these images has been reduced in order to preserve network bandwidth, high quality images of these scans can be made available on request

Personnel/Band Members and Musicians on: SORTILEGE - Self-Titled

    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Christian "Zouille" Augustin (Vocals)
  • Jean-Philippe "Bob" Dumont (Drums)
  • Didier "Dem" Demajean (Guitars)
  • Stephane "L'Anguille" Dumont (Guitars)
  • Daniel "Lapin" Lapp (Bass)

Collector notes:
Daniel Lapp and Stephane Dumont joined later (1992) the BLISS Band.

Complete Track-listing of the album "SORTILEGE - Self-Titled "

The detailed tracklist of this record "SORTILEGE - Self-Titled " is:

    Track-listing Side One:
  1. Amazone
  2. Progeniture
  3. Gladiateur
    Track-listing Side Two:
  1. Sortilege
  2. Bourreau

Album's Condition and Grading Details

Strict grading according to the Goldmine Grading for Vinyl records has been applied, this record has been carefully visually inspected to determine the grading.


EXCELLENT or EX or VG++ : minor scuffs which are only slightly visible.

Album Cover:

EXCELLENT or EX or VG++ : Artwork is still as close to perfect as can be. Light impression to the cover (minor outer ring wear)

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