Founded in November 2017 in London, United Kingdom by musicians of Romanian origin, the black metal outfit TABLEAU MORT has in its current incarnation former members of bands such as Sin, Indian Fall or Justonefix, Havok (IT) all with a solid reputation within the metal underground community.
TABLEAU MORT is:
George Topor – guitar/keys/backing vocals
Cristian Giurgiu – guitar
George Bratosin – drums/backing vocals
Marek Basista – bass
Stefano Bassi – lead vocals
In 2018 the band started working on their first album . The material was recorded between July 2018 –February 2019 and then mixed and mastered by Neil Haynes at the well-known Parlour Studios UK.
The album artwork was crafted by Alex Shadrin – Nether Temple Design
Starting with September 2018, TABLEAU MORT prepare the way of the first official discographic material by launching two singles: Impending Corruption and Fall of Man. Fall of Man was featured on the American compilation “Heretic”
Whilst Tableau Mort describe themselves as a Black Metal band, there are many aspects and layers to their sound, delivering modern and powerful music. Drawing inspiration from across the many sub-genres of metal, the band values the creation of an atmospheric and emotional sound that is both melodic and melancholic. Vocally, Tableau Mort mix Orthodox chanting with frenzied screams to expand on their macabre foundations.
In May 2019 the band announces the collaboration with Loudrage Music and reveals the album title: Veil of Stigma. Book I: Mark of Delusion. The album was released on the 28th June 2019
The album was well received and all the reviews were extremely positive.
Tableau Mort’s first ever live appearance was on the 28th June 2019 at Nambucca – London, with special guests Skullthrone, Dgorath and Cogas.
On the 31st August 2019 Tableau Mort played Deadsoul Festival in Ipswich UK
On the 4th October Tableau Mort played another headlining show at Unicorn in London
The show at Unicorn was the last concert with James Andrews on vocals who departed shortly after. He was replaced by Stefano Bassi ex - Havok (IT).
In December 2019, Antichrist Magazine has chosen Veil of Stigma. Book I: Mark of Delusion as one of the best 140 metal albums released in 2019
The series of headlining shows continued with another London performance at New Cross Inn on the 17th January 2020. This was the first concert with Stefano Bassi on vocals. The whole concert was filmed and can be viewed here on this website , under the "media" section. In October 2020, in the middle of the second wave of Covid-19 pandemic, Tableau Mort returned to New Cross Inn London for another headlining show. This was an unique experience as it was the first socially distanced gig at New Cross in after the first lock down.
Tableau Mort have been confirmed for Legions ov Darkness, Rockstadt Extreme Fest , Eradication Festival and Hammerfest XIII 2021, unfortunately all cancelled or in abeyance due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic however still managed to play two songs for Metal Injection powered Slay at Home Festival March 2021 edition and headlined Retibution Alive online festival with a special show filmed for this occasion at 229 The Venue, one of London's finest music venues.
On 08/05/2020 the band releases their first official music video for latest single to date, Ignorance (Tapestry Sewn Pt. II). The second single of the Ignorance, Heresy and Malice trilogy entitled Heresy: Upon the Altar was released on 28/07/2020
A new music video for Malice: the Creation of Tragedy was released on the 28th October 2020 in collaboration with Loud Rage Music and Black metal Promotion. The video was premiered worldwide by Metal Hammer.
On 9th November 2020 Tableau Mort announced Cult of Parthenope as their new record label.
Early 2021 the band recorded a cover version of End of the Begining for a Black Sabbath tribute compilation organised by Antichrist Magazine.
Beyond his Gaze, Carpenter of Sorrow, Fall of Man , Ignorance and Malice have been reviewed on some of the most important reaction channels on YouTube such as Nuclear Reactions, Games, Brrraaains & A Head-Banging Life, Vinand Sori, Halflife Sistah and The Adventures of TNT.
UK black metallers Tableau Mort put the 'Roman' into 'Necromancy'.....the new song is a typically blistering and dynamic slice of epic black metal fury, and the video has plenty of drama (and excellent beards) to back it up. (Metal Hammer)
To conclude, TM has served the scene with an album that is both true in spirit to its legacy, but also forgoes the opaqueness of its predecessors. You should hold Veil in reverence for what it has achieved in this niche, bridging influences both new and old, while also putting a novel spin to an already esoteric concept. (notkineticperse on Metal Archives)
Tableau Mort are definitely pinning the entire UK on the worldwide map of Black Metal with their music, and based on their skills, passion for heavy music and creativity, they have the potential to become one of the references of the genre in the coming years, leaving their mark already upon humanity with Veil of Stigma. Book I: Mark of Delusion, and leaving us eager for more of their cryptic creations.(The Headbanging Moose)
"Veil Of Stigma: Book 1 Mark Of Delusion" is a must-have if you're a fan of Black Metal. It has an incredible sound as well as songs that will remain with you long after you've finished listening to them play. TABLEAU MORT has created an album that they should be quite proud of. (Metal Temple)
...you get melodic Black Metal full of chaotic fury and bombast mixed with powerful atmosphere, weeping melodies, and gloomy, meditative lyrics. (The Metal Crypt)
In my opinion Tableau Mort are a very great sounding brutal, technical and atmospheric black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. (Occult Black Metal Zine)
A mouthful of melancholic renderings, this full length lives up to its name, slashing its way through orthodox theology, occultism and societal psychosis, ‘Book I’ is a cumulative story marking centuries of deceit reaching its pinnacle. (This Is Black Metal)
Tableau Mort debut full-lenght is a real piece of brilliant craftsmanship. Pure artistry in terms of music makes this album stand out beyond the level of black metal which we knew so far (Absit Omen)
The darkness rolls outwards from the stage, the scorn is powerful enough to make the eyes water and the melodies are emotionally captivating (Games, Horror & Heavy Metal…What Else Is Life For?)