IN SLAUGHTER NATIVES (se/de)
Saturday 30th June 2018
Exclusive show premiering songs from the new opus “Faustian Ethos”.
Release date: 18.05.2018
Our Coven reveal details surrounding their new studio album titled “Faustian Ethos”. The album is set to be released on May 18th in Europe and May 25th in North America via Agonia Records.
As previously reported, the follow-up to “Amarta अमर्त” (2017) was recorded in three different studios in Greece, UK and Germany between 2016 and 2017 with mixing and mastering done at Pentagram Studio by George Emmanuel (Rotting Christ, Lucifer’s Child).The newly-released cover artwork presented above was created by George Zafiriadis (www.occulticons.com) and the “Faustian Ethos” sigil was illustrated by VisionBlack. The tracklisting is as follows:
1. Τhe Fall of the First Pillar
2. Sorcery and the Apeiron
3. Aeonic Alchemy (Act i)
4. Faustian Ethos
5. The Old Tree and the Wise Man
6. The Alchemists of the Radiant Sepulchre (Act ii)
7. Decline of the West (O Ιερεας και ο Ταφος)
8. Vita Nuova
ACHERONTAS commented: “Faustian Ethos…a sacrament of Devil’s Art and Magic. The Coven of Acherontas enters the indisputable paths of the unspeakable to transgress the Infallible traditions beyond the mundane perception. Originally crafted during the procreation of ‘Amarta’, the material of ‘Faustian Ethos’ was chosen to become a separate entity, following a different musical and ideological approach. Eight offerings to the great and everlasting Work, eight Keys to the deepest layers of the Abyss. Exploring multiple crossroads ,the Coven return to the Western path, two years after the Union release with Nastrond. Art, religion and philosophy blend within the spectre of straight-edged and razor-sharp Black Metal, devoid of ornamental elements, reaching the very core of irredeemable Black Magical, Devilish Art. The most intense, profound and apocryphal chapter of the musical/magickal “Ma-Ion” trilogy is taking form and, like a final element, completes the alchemy of this esoteric work. Rooted deeply into the substantial core of our tradition, it invokes the Faustian spirit once again, as the Sun sets into the ruins of modernity. The triangle shall be crowned with an oak wreath and the cycle shall be completed, yet for another one to begin”.
Agonia Records label manager commented: “It’s certainly the best album recoded by Acherontas so far. It’s actually one of the best Black Metal albums I have heard in years! The spirit of 90’s is alive”.
“Faustian Ethos” will be available in the following formats:
– Digipack CD with 16 pages booklet
– Black LP (inc. A5, 16 pages booklet and A2 poster).
– Red with black haze LP (inc. A5, 16 pages booklet and A2 poster).
Black and gray T-Shirt.
– Zipper Hoodie.
Pre-order the album at: http://agoniarecords.com/acherontas
Acherontas V. Priest – vocals, guitars
Saevus H – guitars
Hierophant – bass
Indra – guitars
T.J.F. Valley – drums
IN SLAUGHTER NATIVES (se/de)
The rituals of life and death…
Since the conception of the band in 1995, the musical and lyrical
aspects of Inferno have been guided by inner impulses that not many were able to comprehend. Now, after more than 20 years of existence, the members are endowed with such knowledge, experience and skill that finally allow them to effectively portray the pervading greatness of powers from beyond and within. The heights of the spiritual ecstasy and abyssal depths of the unconscious were the main inspiration from which the musical tones and words came forth.
The seventh album of Inferno entitled Gnosis Kardias (Of Transcension and Involution) picks up the threads of the crucial previous recording Omniabsence Filled by His Greatness presenting five new songs and one which concludes and opens the album at the same time. The band made a single step backwards to evaluate and explore the essence responsible
for the previous opus in order to create even stronger and more
Musically, one can expect a natural fusion of genuine black metal and deeply felt psychedelia. The new songs further explore the pathways presented by Omniabsence Filled by His Greatness but there are compositions and ideas which could not have been heard before. The scorching aggression and mesmeric calm, darkness and light, straightforwardness and progressive tendencies, all are merged into a single magical whole. Lyrics and music will open many spiritual paths.
Some leading towards damnation, other that lead to the long-desired dissolution in the absolute. But some also offer a glimpse into the core of the eternal tragedy, the breaking on the wheel of existence and rebirth, to which all who refuse to open their hearts are condemned.
Voice of Acherontas V. Priest contributed to the fractal vision of new album and Tore Stjerna once again supervised the recording. The visual side of the album was entrusted to the Peruvian master of drawing Jose Gabriel Alegría Sabogal. However, as one can expect from the true work of art, Gnosis Kardias (Of Transcension and Involution) will go beyond a mere sensory experience.
Adramelech – Vox
Ska-Gul – Guitars
Morion – Guitars
Crudelis – Bass
M – Drums