This is the original 1984 Devils records release with all songs sung in French.


Re-issues have the songs performed in English



Collectors information / Album Description:

This album "SORTILÈGE - Metamorphose" includes the original insert with , complete lyrics of all songs by "Sortilege"

Music Genre:

Melodic Heavy Metal (France)

Album Production information:


The album: "SORTILÈGE - Metamorphose" was produced by: Peter Lat

Recorded and mixed at Hermes Studio, Kamen RFA

Remix Wolfgang Eichholz

  Wolfgang Eichholz is from Germany doing production, engineering and also a musician. Notable he has been producer of several "Destruction" records and has worked with many European Heavy Metal bands during 1984-1988. Some of these bands include: Black Tears, Crack Jaw , Damien, Destruction , Sodom , Sortilège

Album Front Cover Philippe Druillet

Album back cover photo: Alex Mitram

Record Label Information:

Devil's Records DLS 584

Media Format:

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

Year & Country:

1984 Made in France

Band Members and Musicians on: SORTILÈGE - Metamorphose

    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Vocals : Christian Augustin (Christian "Zouille" Augustin was singer Sortilège from 1981-1986. Before joining Sortilège in 1981, he was in aDidier "Dem" Demajean played guitars in Sortilège from 1981-1986. band called "Correspondance".)
  • Guitars : Didier Demajean (Didier "Dem" Demajean played guitars in Sortilège from 1981-1986.)
  • Guitars : Stephane Dumont (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". )
  • Bass : Daniel Lapp (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". )
  • Drums : Bob Snake (Jean-Philippe "Bob" Dumont occasionally used the pseudonym "Bob Snake" and has played the drums in the French Heavy Metal/Cult band "Sortilège". )
  • Vic Vergaet - Synthesizer and piano (Vic Vergaet a Producer and musician during the 1980s he has been working bans like: Sortilège, Paganini,Zenith and others. )

Track Listing of: "SORTILÈGE - Metamorphose"

The Songs/tracks on "SORTILÈGE - Metamorphose" are

  1. D'ailleurs 02:32
  2. Majesté 04:50
  3. Hymne à la Mort 05:30
  4. Légende 02:45
  5. Nuit des Limbes 02:25
  6. Civilisation Perdue 02:12
  7. Délire d'un Fou 05:25
  8. Cyclope de l'Etang 03:58
  9. Métamorphose 04:38

Album cover photos of : SORTILÈGE - Metamorphose

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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.

Sortilège: The Heavy Metal Legacy of Belgium's Finest Rockers from the 80s

Sortilège Band Description:

Sortilège was a heavy metal band that was active in the 1980s. Formed in 1981, the band quickly gained a following in France with their unique blend of heavy metal and hard rock.

The band's original lineup consisted of vocalist Christian Augustin, guitarists Daniel Lapp and Didier Demajean, bassist Bruno Ramos, and drummer Jean-Philippe Dumont. They released their debut album, self-titled "Sortilège," in 1983. The album was a hit in France, and the band soon became one of the most popular heavy metal acts in the country.

Sortilège's music was characterized by its heavy, riff-driven sound and Christian Augustin's powerful vocals. The band's lyrics often dealt with dark and mysterious themes, such as witchcraft, magic, and the occult. Their music was influenced by bands like Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, and AC/DC, as well as French heavy metal acts like H-Bomb and Satan Jokers.

In 1984, Sortilège released their second album, "Métamorphose," which further cemented their status as one of the top heavy metal bands in France. The album featured some of the band's most popular songs, including "Métamorphose" and "Amazone."

Sortilège's success continued with their third album, "Larmes de Héros," which was released in 1986. The album was well-received by fans and critics alike and featured some of the band's most complex and ambitious music.

Despite their success, Sortilège disbanded in 1987. The reasons for the breakup are unclear, but it is believed that the band's members wanted to pursue other musical projects.

Sortilège's influence on the French heavy metal scene cannot be overstated. The band paved the way for a new generation of French metal bands, many of whom cite Sortilège as a major influence. Bands like ADX, Blasphème, and Killers all emerged in the wake of Sortilège's success.

Sortilège's music continues to be celebrated by metal fans around the world. The band's albums have been reissued multiple times, and their music has been included on numerous compilations. Christian Augustin, the band's vocalist, has continued to perform and record music, both as a solo artist and as a member of various bands.  

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