“The wraith of the storming skies returns with this second summoning of bleak and epic sorrow. Vast and captivating atmospheric black metal enshrouded by the darkening clouds of rain and war. Reflections of a heaven that weeps its surrender in battle as a dead god lies upon the funeral pyre.
‘Eternidad Solemne’ is a harrowing ritual of ceremonial melancholy.”
French black metal newcomers, VI, featuring current and ex-members of Aosoth, Antaeus and Aborted, are premiering a brand new song, “Par le jugement causé par ses poisons”, exclusively through CVLT Nation. VI has a debut album coming out, entitled “De Praestgiis Angelorum”, on September 25th viaAgonia Records. Listen to the new track here:
The line-up of VI is shaped by INVRI (Aosoth, ex-Antaeus) on guitars and vocals,BST (Aosoth, ex-Antaeus, ex-Aborted) on bass and Blastum (ex-Aosoth, ex-Antaeus, Merrimack) on drums. Their forthcoming full-length material bestirs within the characteristic black metal niche developed by the said bands, with the addition of expanded guitar work, choirs and subtle sample parts. VI describes their music as“extreme, devoted black metal with illuminated chaos”.
The band have completed the entire recording process of their debut album in BST Studio (Antaeus, Hell Militia, Aosoth, Vorkreist) after five long years of comprehensive work. The cover artwork has been created by Alexander L. Brown(Leviathan, Stargazer, Bölzer, Darkthrone).
“De Praestgiis Angelorum” will be available in:
– 6 panel digipack CD
– regular coloured vinyl
– limited to 100 handnumbered copies black vinyl
-Et in pulverem mortis deduxisti me.-
-Par le jugement causé par ses poisons.-
-La terre ne cessera de se consumer.-
-Regarde tes cadavres car il ne te permettra pas qu’on les enterre.-
-Une place parmi les morts.-
-Voilà l’homme qui ne te prenait pas comme Seigneur.-
-Il est trop tard pour rendre gloire. Ainsi la lumière sera changée en ombre de la mort.-
-Plus aucun membre ne sera rendu.-
VI was formed in Paris (France) in 2007 as a main project of Aosoth‘s bass playerINRVI (who took on guitar and vocal duites in VI). With the help of his long time comrade BST (also involved in Aosoth and The Order Of Appolyon), they released a four-track EP called “De Praestigiis Daemonum” under Debemur Mortii banner. Shortly after, VI found its drummer, Blastum, who worked and still works with bands such as: Antaeus, Merrimack, Aosoth and Ritualization. Together they recorded a split EP with Aosoth, “Angels Falling Down”, in 2010. More news on their debut album “De Praestgiis Angelorum” will follow soon.
The band is recommended for fans of Deathspell Omega, Funeral Mist, Aosoth,Ascension, Svartidauði and Antaeus.
The newest NON OPUS DEI record “Diabeł” (“The Devil”) will be released on September 18. The album consists of ten tracks. The band’s seventh effort is a mix of both brutallity and authentic atmosphere. It’s a true, diabolical black metal concept inspired by the devil cults in Poland. The album was recorded in BAT STUDIO. Mixed and mastered by Haldor in SatanicAudio (http://www.satanic-audio.com/). Cover art and layout was designed by Bartek Rogalewicz (http://hellywood.net).
The album will be released on September 18 as an eco pack with booklet. The vinyl edition with alternative cover art nad both transparent (100 copies) and black (200 copies) will be released on October 18.
1. Milk of Toads
2. In the Angles of Her Sigil
3. Władca Ropuch
4. gold-finding Hen, kiss-finding Whore
5. The other side of the Mushroom
6. Pustka Twoja we mnie
7. Trickster – Shapeshifter
9. Oko kruka, głowa anioła
10. The Tenfold Gift
Probably the only scientist metal band in the world, ThE Physicists from Helsinki, Finland, releases their second album “My love is dead” 03.10.2015. 3 videos have been picked up from the content and will be released before the publication. The first one, titled “Sundae”, can be found lurking behind the link below:
“Sundae is the opening song of the album and probably the darkest one of the lot. “My love is dead” is not a cheery album in general either. Well there are a few Swiss alpine choirs here and there”: says ThE PhysicistS frontman MC Omega zero.
“My love is dead is a collection of stories of individuals trying to cope and survive with aging, sex, work, drugs and office equipment in a world that is precisely defined but doesn´t believe in anything. By writing the songs through fictional characters one can be more honest, there is a no self-censorship included.”
Sundae is named after the McDonalds icecream
“We are waiting for a law suit. We really kinda hunger to get in contact with the lawyers of the multinational complex. Layers are a really interesting breed, like us physicists they live in a world not many understand. We have the M-theory and all that stringshit defining the existence of the physical world. They have endless and very complex arrays of legislatures and statutes defining ethics. We could surely make art together.”
15th September marks the release date of an exceptional offering by Poland’s Odraza. The brand new MCD titled ‘Kir’ (Polish for ‘pall’) features the live recording of the group’s performance at Oskar Schindler’s Enamel Factory – The Museum of the City of Cracow. A single instrumental piece made its way to the record. Scoring around twenty minutes, the track has been commisioned for the Museum’s event ‘Pamiętaj z nami’ (‘Remember with us’), commemorating the damages of World War II. It’s probably the first ever instance of Black Metal being manifested during an event organized in by Polish public institution.
The recording has been mixed by M. of No Solace, while the graphic design was done by Bartek Rogalewicz. The digipack release will feature an insert as well as the visual presentation shown at the band’s performance.
Necrotic Minds, the new full length by American Experimental Industrial Metal band ÉCORCHÉ is now available through London-based Merdumgiriz Records.
The 43 minute album is divided by 5 songs of experimental industrial metal. Distorted Filosofem era BURZUM vocals delivered upon sharp tremolo guitars as propaganda to an apocalyptic order. The music takes many forms including fast black metal styled blast/guitar madnesses to slow nightmarish breaks with the insanity of mechanic drumming holding together this mega agent of desolation. There is a good deal of sound effects and variety of guitar and bass leads that keeps you guessing as to what’s coming next in this torturous nightmare. The last two songs are both 13- minute industrial ambient pieces of utter madness. The production is very strong and raw which makes this experience a total cinematic time end. This is a very innovative album that is a well worthy addition to the madness of Merdumgiriz releases.
Hailing from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Écorché combine black metal with electronic, Industrial and atmospheric music for a sound that defies comparison! Écorché is a two man band consisting of JGW on vocals, guitars, synths and programming and Wolfman on bass, synths, and samples. Formed in August of 2014, the roots of Écorché were actually laid down much earlier. JGW and Wolfman played a few shows in Philadelphia about 10 years beforehand under the name Écorché, though the sound was quite different – more akin to early 90’s Industrial music. Re-formed in August of 2014, they have kept their Industrial roots, but hardened things up by fusing it with Black Metal and also adding atmospheric elements for a truly unique sound!
As with his work on all Merdumgiriz releases, each Necrotic Minds CD is handmade by Emir Togrul (YAYLA, ViRANESiR, BLLiiGGHHTTED); who sprays the discs, cuts and inserts the prints for the jewel case, hand-paints the t-shirts and patches and pretty much makes everything from scratch.
A Vast Frozen Hell
A Necrotic Mind
vrátili jsme se ze slavičínského UnArt studia, kde jsme dokončili hlavní nahrávací blok naší nové desky „Na svůj příběh jsme sami“ a uzrál tak čas vám o ní napsat první komplexnější informace.
Na desce najdete sedm večerních výpravně-rockových skladeb, sedm příběhů z prostředí města a našeho života, zabalených do zvukového kabátu, který se v našich končinách příliš nenosí. Na obalu, který si můžete prohlédnout, s námi spolupracoval Luděk Řezáč, logo Heiden má na svědomí barcelonské grafické studio Ideophony labs. (Ihsahn, Starofash, Obsidian Kingdom atd.). Album vychází 1. listopadu ve formě limitovaného digipacku prostřednictvím Epidemie Records a zhruba o měsíc později v digitální formě skrze náš bandcamp profil.
The cooperation between Arachnophobia Records and Thy Worshiper is flourishing.
Along with the vinyl edition of “Popiół”, we will bring you the newest mini album entitled “Ozimina”. Nearly 40 minutes of music, 6 tracks (including a blast from the past – “Wśród Cieni i Mgieł” re-recorded), in the band’s well known style, yet somewhat refreshened. Release in digisleeve CD, graphic layout by the band’s vocalist – Anna Malarz.
After well-received “Grant Us Death” (Pulverised/Cyclone Empire), Ulcer from Lublin is finishing their second full-length entitled “And So Is Black”. The album was recorded at Roslyn Studio and at the moment it’s being mixed by Marcin Rybicki of Left Hand Sounds (Bloodthirst, In Twilight’s Embrace).
Lucass (guitar): It’s more diversified and less obvious than its predecessor, but the fans of old school sound should have any problems hearing our influences. It was written and recorded in old-fashioned and natural way, inspired by what we love – classic Metal of Death and works as undisguised tribute to Autopsy, Dismember and other bands of 90s era.
The artwork is being prepared by Mentalporn, while Kontamination Design is working on the layout.