Blaspheme - Desir de Vampyr heavy Metal France 12" Vinyl LP Album

"Désir de vampyr" is the second studio album by the French Heavy Metal band "Blaspheme", this album was released in 1985. It was their last album until their reunion in 2008. This web-page has hi-res photos of the album covers, record label and a detailed description.

BLASPHEME is a Heavy Metal band from France and has been mainly active from 1981 until 1985 ( and re-united around 2008 ). During 1984-1985 they released two studio albums "Blasphème" and "Désir de vampyr". This band is not to be confused with the Canadian band with the same name.


High Resolution Photo Album Front Cover of Blaspheme - Desir de Vampyr

Album Description:

The 1985 album "Désir de Vampyr" is a French heavy metal LP by the band Blasphème. The album was released on the 12" vinyl LP format and features nine tracks that showcase the band's unique style of metal.

Blasphème was a French heavy metal band formed in 1982 in Strasbourg. The band's original lineup consisted of Marc Fery (lead vocals), Pierre Holzhaeuser (guitar), Philippe Guadagnino (bass), and Régis Martin (drums). The band's early music was heavily influenced by NWOBHM bands like Iron Maiden and Judas Priest, as well as French hard rock bands like Trust and H-Bomb.

The band released their first demo, "Blasphème", in 1983 and quickly gained a following in the French metal scene. They followed this up with their second demo, "Live in Paris", in 1984. In 1985, the band signed with a French label and released their debut album, "Désir de Vampyr".

Musically, "Désir de Vampyr" is a classic heavy metal album with elements of thrash and speed metal. The album features fast and aggressive riffs, intricate solos, and powerful vocals from Marc Fery. The band's guitar work is particularly impressive, with Pierre Holzhaeuser showcasing a mix of technicality and speed. The rhythm section of Philippe Guadagnino and Régis Martin provide a solid foundation for the guitar work, with Martin's drumming showcasing a mix of speed and precision.

Lyrically, the album explores themes of horror, darkness, and the occult. The title track, "Désir de Vampyr", is a prime example of this, with its lyrics about a vampire's seductive powers.
Despite its relatively limited distribution, "Désir de Vampyr" had a significant impact on the French and international metal scenes. The album's unique blend of classic heavy metal and thrash/speed metal helped to set it apart from other French metal bands of the time. Blasphème's success also helped to pave the way for other French metal bands, such as Sortilège and ADX, who would go on to achieve international success.

In addition to its musical impact, "Désir de Vampyr" also had a cultural impact. The album's dark and occult themes helped to solidify metal's image as a rebellious and subversive genre, while also appealing to fans of horror and gothic literature.

Music Genre:

  French Heavy Speed Metal Music

Packaging information:

 This album includes the custom inner sleeve with album details, complete lyrics of all songs by Blaspheme.
All songs are performed in French  

Album Production Information:

Produced by Robert Wood
Sound/recording engineer: Daniel Abraham

Daniel Abraham a music producer and sound engineer from France, during the 1980s he has produced heavy metal records for the French Heavy Metal bands: Blaspheme, Highland Queen, Metal Killers and Trust. Daniel Abraham became known through his work with "Duran Duran", Madonna, Seal and many other.

Recorded at Studio Davout, January 1985
Photography: Joel Nicolas

Record Label Information:

  Lizard Records 5601 / Celluloid / Melodie /

Media Format:

  12" Vinyl LP Gramophone

Year & Country:

  1985 Made in France
Album cover photos of : Blaspheme Desir de Vampyr
High Resolution Photo Album Front Cover of Blaspheme - Desir de Vampyr
Photo of Blaspheme's band members on back cover
High Resolution Photo Album Back Cover of Blaspheme - Desir de Vampyr
Photo of Record Label 
Enlarged High Resolution Photo of the Record's label Blaspheme - Desir de Vampyr

 Note: The images on this page are photos of the actual album. Slight differences in color may exist due to the use of the camera's flash. Images can be zoomed in/out ( eg pinch with your fingers on a tablet or smartphone ).

Band Members and Musicians on: Blaspheme Desir de Vampyr
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Marc Fery (chant) - Lead Vocals
  • Pierre Holzhaeuser (guitare) - Guitrars
  • Philippe Guadagnino (basse) - Bass
  • Régis Martin (batterie) - Drums
Track Listing of: Blaspheme Desir de Vampyr
  • Seul
  • Territoire Des Hommes
  • Orgie Romaine
  • Saint D'esprit
  • Contrôle
  • Au Nom Des Morts
  • Taxer Le Peuple
  • Vivre Libre
  • Erreur De Moeurs
  • Désir De Vampyr