Uk Symphonic Blackened Death Metallers Hecate Enthroned have a new LP out on Friday, and it’s a belter.
The general underlying theme is the decline of religion and the rise of individuality.
Their single “Temples the Breathe” epitomises their new heavier, more focused sound.
A welcome return to Sarah Jezebel Deva too, always great to hear her voice in Goddess of The Dark Misfits. Works so well with Nigel deep guitar work.
They’ve released a video last week too, playing Revelations in Autumn Flame.
Portions of the clip were shot during the group’s recent show at the Tabernacl Chapel in Llandudno, North Wales, which bassist Dylan Hughes says provided an epic set in which to film.
“Where better to shoot this video than in a chapel during a dark cold December in North Wales?” he says. “The show was set up on the pulpit in front of pews filled with a congregation of metal-fueled blasphemers, their breath visible in the cold, dank air. The atmosphere created the malevolent and darkly energetic performance caught in the video, recorded by our good friend Dan Cookson and edited by Jeff Grindstopher of Grindstopher Productions. Watch closely throughout for the ongoing threat from the enveloping icy embrace of Cthulhu.”
That venue is becoming more and more popular, I’m not surprised.
The artwork was provided by sort-after Nestor Avalos. Their new album is on M-Theory Audio and is out this Friday, on Digital, Bandcamp, CD, Download, Cassette, and A limited-edition deluxe box set that includes exclusive purple vinyl.
Their single “Temple That Breathes” will be on DarkCompass this week too.