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Orchestral Death Metallers RISE OF AVERNUS will release their highly anticipated second album titled “Eigengrau” on January 18th, 2018 via code666.
Eigengrau is the fourth studio release from Orchestral/Death/Doom Metal band
Rise of Avernus.
After extensive touring following the release of the 2015 EP ‘Dramatis Personae’, which saw Rise of Avernus touring nationally and internationally alongside bands such as Eternal Tears Of Sorrow, Arcturus, 1349, Eluveitie, Fleshgod Apocalypse and Sigh, RoA are winding up to share their latest offering in January 2018.
Eigengrau : Defined as One’s Own Grey, intrinsic grey.
Eigengrau is the experience of seeing a deep grey shade in the total absence of visible light. What one may refer to as a ‘perfect darkness.’ Upon this canvas, an individual can project their subconscious, their processes, their anxieties, their fears…
Thematically, Eigengrau explores the fluidic nature of these self-created experiences, how they can be shaped and how they may change at the point of one’s own death. Other tracks go on to explore the intricacies of personal realities, influenced by external factors or via spiritual and religious indoctrination. The nature of self realisation and being forced to confront weakness to overcome it.
The distinct sound of the album reflects these altered states, oscillating between delicate movements and nightmarish grandiosity.
Eigengrau was recorded by Ryan Huthnance of Emissary Studios and mixed and mastered by Logan Mader.
All of the artwork was created by Seth Siron Anton and it perfectly encapsulates the overtones of the album.
This is Rise of Avernus’ heaviest and darkest release thus far.
After extensive touring following the release of the 2015 EP ‘Dramatis Personae’, which saw Rise of Avernus touring nationally and internationally alongside bands such as Eternal Tears Of Sorrow, Arcturus, 1349, Eluveitie, Fleshgod Apocalypse and Sigh, RoA are winding up to share their latest offering in January 2018.
Eigengrau is the experience of seeing a deep grey shade in the total absence of visible light. What one may refer to as a ‘perfect darkness.’ Upon this canvas, an individual can project their subconscious, their processes, their anxieties, their fears.
Thematically, Eigengrau explores the fluidic nature of these self-created experiences, how they can be shaped and how they may change at the point of one’s own death. Other tracks go on to explore the intricacies of personal realities, influenced by external factors or via spiritual and religious indoctrination. The nature of self realisation and being forced to confront weakness to overcome it. The distinct sound of the album reflects these altered states, oscillating between delicate movements and nightmarish grandiosity.
Eigengrau was recorded by Ryan Huthnance of Emissary Studios and mixed and mastered by Logan Mader.
All of the artwork was created by Seth Siron Anton and it perfectly encapsulates the overtones of the album.
This is Rise of Avernus’ heaviest and darkest release thus far.
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Icelandic Atmospheric Black Metallers DYNFARI signed a new contract with code666 for the release of their fourth Album titled “The Four Doors of the Mind”.
commented mainman Jóhann Örn: “The Four Doors of the Mind is a 48 minute composition about pain. Alternating between post-rock vibes and black metal atmospheres, the album explores fantasy writer Patrick Rothfuss’ theory on the mind’s abilities to cope with pain, namely sleep, forgetting, madness and death, by weaving it together with over 100 year old lamentations on human existence by early 20th century Icelandic existentialist poet Jóhann Sigurjónsson. The combination of the two writers’ thoughts, seemingly far apart in both time and space, is embodied in the union of the drive of black metal with more traditional soundscapes of acoustic guitar, accordion, flute and bouzouki”

“The Four Doors of the Mind” is scheduled for April 27th on code666 in the following formats: Digipack CD, LP in two different color edition, ltd.ed. Box and Digital.

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Transilvanian Pagan Metal Warriors Syn Ze Sase Tri are back with a new line-up, live shows and new album! after a short hiatus the band is proud to present the new line-up, including founder and mainman Corb (guitars and vocals), vocalist Șuier, Guitarist Moș and drummer Dor. The band just completed the recording of fourth album titled “ZĂUL MOȘ”, now the album is being mixed and mastered at Studio 73 in Ravenna, Italy by Producer Riccardo “Paso” Pasini. code666 will release the record on September 15th with artwork by Jan Yrlund of Darkgrove Studio.
Syn Ze Sase Tri will embark in a Romanian Tour in march and may to warm-up for the European Tour in September/October supporting the new album release.

Official Website: www.synzesasetri.ro




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code666 is proud to announce the signing of Extreme Doom Maniacs WASTES.
Born after a drunken night in southern France, WASTES is a project led by Laurent (Mourning Dawn, Inborn Suffering, Funeralium) playing extreme doom metal in its heaviest way. Inspired by filth, scum and everything dirty-related, the project aims to bring the darkest and most painful music its creator could produce.
Composed during wasted moments, WASTES got some interest in the european doom metal scene and thats how David (Sordide, Year of no light), Kostas (Pantheist), Nadine (Ashtar), Fred and Julien (Ataraxie, Funeralium) joined the project to make it real. Debut Album “The Void of Human Vacuity” finally took form as a 45 min long unique song, like a trip to a dark hopeless nightmare without any compromises.
The mixing has been done by Kris (Funeralium, Huata, Abjvration). Original artwork by mexican graphic novel artist Tony Sandoval.




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Ritualistic Black metallers CULT OF ERINYES are proud to present their new album, titled “Tiberivs” scheduled in May 2017 on code666.
commented mainman Corvus: “I always perceived Cult of Erinyes as a portal that allows my mind to connect with different universes. I had, from the very beginning of the creative process, to immerse myself in a definite time period: Ancient Roman Empire, Tiberius era. Each song, melody, riff, had to refer to a variation of emotions forgotten by Time itself. What sounded like a fantastic challenge ended as a nightmare where my subconscious get lost. Desperation, frustration and madness raised dangerously. This third album is our most progressive effort so far, but also contains radical and intense parts sublimed by Mastema’s urges for ferocity. We both went as far as we could on this album and were lucky to be helped in our task by long time devoted musicians Algol (bass, additional guitars), Baron (lead guitars, artwork) and Déhà, who handled the drums, some guitars/keys and the the mix/mastering process. Last but not least, Alex (Kall, Hypothermia, Craft) offered us a 5 stars bass line on the intro and Marc De Backer, my brother in Wolvennest, added some crystal clear guitar sounds on the end of the album. This album also marked the end of my long time musical and spiritual journey with Mastema. I can only but respect his decision and salute the energy he shared in Tiberivs. This concept album was his idea, and I’m glad we end our collaboration on this high and digressive note. He will be replaced for future live and record duties by the most extreme and mentally extreme singer I know, Déhà, who is known for his work with Yhdarl, Maladie, We All Die (Laughing) and shitloads of other good projects. For all those reasons, I will hate and cherish this album. For Centuries To Come.”

tracklist:

I. Archaea, 41 B.C.
II. Nero (Divine Providence)
III. Casvs Belli
IV. Bred For War
V. Loner
VI. Germanicvs
VII. First of Men
VIII.Damnatio Memoriae
IX. For Centuries To Come




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Atmospheric Black Metallers FEN have announced details of their fifth full-length album which is set to be released on Code666 on the 17th March. Titled “Winter”, and produced by of Jaime Gomez Arellano at the Orgone Studios in London (ULVER, ALTAR OF PLAGUES, GRAVE MIASMA, PRIMORDIAL, SOLSTAFIR), the six-track album promises to be a colossal piece of work for the English three-piece, at once rich in sound, beguilingly delicate, and yet laced with darkness.

Consisting of six songs that are thematically and compositionally linked, each piece on “Winter” flows into the next, and, ideally, the whole record is intended to be listened to in one sitting to allow the full journey to be absorbed. Musically, the band have sought to push themselves further than ever before and Fen’s trademark use of atmospheric Black Metal and delicate, spacious cleans, has been married with aspects of 70s progressive rock, shoegaze and doom metal, with the intention of rendering ‘Winter’ as involving and as immersive a listen as possible.

“Winter” will be available in Standard CD, Double Black Vinyl limited to 300 copies, and Digital formats. In addition there will also be available a Special Collectors Box limited to 199 copies which will include the standard CD, an additional bonus CD, the DLP with Side A/Side B in a smashed splatter effect of transparent aquamarine and opaque cream, an exclusive T-shirt and poster, and a certificate of authenticity signed by the band.

With artwork by Grungyn, tracklisting for “Winter” is as follows:

I. I (Pathway)
II. II (Penance)
III. III (Fear)
IV. IV (Interment)
V. V (Death)
VI. VI (Sight)

Bonus (available on all the Limited formats):
I. The Keening Soils
II. Sight (Reprise)
III. Penumbral Whispers
IV. Temples Beyond the Shoreline

Formed in early 2006 with the goal of producing Atmospheric Black Metal that incorporates elements of post-rock, FEN have, since then, found themselves at the vanguard of a resurgent UK Black Metal scene. With an EP, four full length albums, several splits and compilations, two European tours and numerous appearances at prestigious festivals under their belts, “Winter” is the band’s most ambitious, and yet most fundamental expression, yet.

It is an album in which, conceptually, FEN have returned to the roots of their ideology, seeking to embrace and distil all that inspired them when they first set out on this path over a decade ago – that is, to invoke the ambience of bleak reflection and ancient sorrow that permeates the mysterious landscapes of the fens of Eastern England.

Frontman The Watcher has summarised the album thus:
“With ‘Winter’ we wanted to ‘return to the roots’ of the band so to speak but not in the clichéd, nostalgic way many bands do – instead, we wanted this record to represent the ‘essence’ of Fen in terms of tone, atmosphere and above all concept. This album therefore very much describes a journey towards sanctity and redemption across a landscape steeped in mystery, hints of forgotten darkness and sorrows long since drowned in the distant past. It represents the culmination of over 18 months of writing and rehearsing, pushing ourselves harder and harder as musicians – it is a lengthy and self-indulgent record for which we make no apology for. Indeed, it is a fitting tribute to mark ten years of the existence of Fen.”

The scene is set. Cold. Empty. Desolate. A figure stares solemnly across a patchwork landscape of peat fields, the thin wisps of leaf-stripped trees swaying mournfully in the icy winds that bite through to a man’s very marrow. The sun’s light bleeds in sickly trails from the enveloping greyness of the skies that seem to yawn like an endless, oppressive canyon above. Compelled by this vision of unyielding bleakness, the figure moves, drawn inexorably to… something. Solace, penance, closure or oblivion, the pull is irresistible, a palpable sense of finality blossoming exponentially. And with each leaden footfall, the freezing breath of winter calls louder… louder… louder.

More information about FEN can be found on the band’s Facebook page at
https://www.facebook.com/fenofficial
Bandcamp: https://fenuk.bandcamp

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“Gnosis” contains 9 tracks of epic black metal. Song titles set to appear on the effort include “Benei ha’Elohim” (based on the Book of Enoch – Man mixes with fallen angels, who gift them with knowledge and children), “Pandaemonium Gathers” (inspired by Paradise Lost (Milton) – Satan convinces his fallen comrades to take revenge for being expelled out of heaven), and “1904 Era Vulgaris” (after The Book of the Law (Crowley) – A brief description of some of the basic concepts of Crowley’s Thelema).
Comments SAILLE guitarist Reinier Schenk: “Our previous cd “Eldritch” was a good album, but we felt it had to be darker, we had to bring SAILLE to another level. The logo has been modified as a statement; the ‘curls’ were removed, both in style and music. The listener can expect a more defined SAILLE, with an own identity. The tracks are more compact and powerful, meanwhile referring to the feel of our 2nd cd “Ritu”, but more intense and extreme this time.”
The new album also depicts SAILLE as a five-piece for the first time. Founding member Dries Gaerdelen decided to leave the band to focus on the bookings. Drummer Kevin De Leener states: “The orchestral part will remain an important part of SAILLE, but there will be no keyboard player on stage anymore.” Concerning the recording of the drums for this album he says: “Well, it is definitely faster, which I think is awesome, and finally I am very satisfied with the natural sound of the drums on this record.”

‘Gnosis’ is a concept album again. SAILLE frontman Dennie Grondelaers explains about the writing process and lyrics: “With ‘Gnosis’ (Greek for ‘knowledge’) we venture into the world of the Promethean ideal and its Luciferian counterpart. This album explores a multitude of historical, mythological and fictional sources that tell us about the strife for knowledge and its (potentially devastating) consequences. We also visit several creation myths and scratch the surface of Aleister Crowley’s Thelema. The concept was born during research into Russian composer Alexander Scriabin and his works. His ‘Prometheus: The Poem of Fire’ didn’t serve as a direct source for the lyrics, but it lit the fire that made us venture into above topics.”

“Gnosis” will be presented in Malta for the first time on March 10.
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TERRA SIGN WITH CODE666

code666 is proud to announce the signing of UK Black Metal band Terra for a multi-album deal. Forming in 2014, Terra are an atmospheric black metal band from Cambridge, England, who have quickly left a lasting impression on the U.K. Black metal scene. Incorporating elements of Drone and Post-rock, Terra create a unique and intense form of obscure music with dark, brooding bass lines and terrific elemental drumming creating an experience that ebbs, flows, leaps and soars through a panoply of emotions, textures and moods.

their new album titled “Mors Secunda” will be released in Digipack CD, ltd edition color Vinyl, and Digital Format in December on code666, a sublabel of Aural Music Group.

Terra website: http://www.terra.band/

 

 




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ASHENSPIRE SIGN WITH CODE666

code666 is happy to announce the signing of UK Avant-garde Metal band Ashenspire for a multi-album deal.

The band, formed in Glasgow during 2013, takes influence from the left-field approach to metal found in bands such as A Forest of Stars, Dødheimsgard, Vulture Industries and Pensées Nocturnes, along with a strong taste for theatrics in the vein of Devil Doll and Diamanda Galas.

their new album titled “Speak Not of the Laudanum Quandary” will be released in March 2017 on code666, a sublabel of Aural Music Group.

Ashenspire website: http://ashenspire.tumblr.com/