L-R - Kalei - Bass, Austin - Vocals, Doug - Drums, Dave - Guitar
Photo credit: A.J.
Toronto's Idol Of Fear is releasing their third album “Trespasser” shortly, with a first listening over at Decibel Magazine . The album is a black metal masterpiece, shrouded in darkness, bitterness, and relentless riffs.
Listen to it in full HERE .
Their most powerful and cohesive album to date, “Trespasser” will provide a darkly invigorating yet personally introspective experience for the listener. Every lyric relates to a personal experience, but oftentimes certain elements seem to make their way through dreams and other nebulous connection points. They explain the album in further detail:
“Fear has never in recent memory held more power and sway over our populations than now. A spectrum ranging from extreme visceral terror to the more subtle and sublime forms, the latter form perhaps more nefarious in its subliminal accumulation. Whether manufactured or seated in a terrible legitimacy, its prevalence has seeped into nearly every aspect of our societal facets. Acknowledgment of its reign is unnecessary when it dictates the context of an individual existing within its domain. “TRESPASSER” is born of this wicked plane; a vehicle of ill-conceived venturing into the hostile dark.”
All the members of the band contribute ideas during the creative process. They have tracked the last two albums themselves and while this approach may change in the future, it has proven efficient to this point. The album was mastered by Jeremie Bézier (Emptiness, Enthroned) and the artwork was done by Rotten Fantom.
The eerily progressing black darkness from the North is recommended for fans of Shining, Deathspell Omega, and Mgla.
“Trespasser” officially releases on March 11, 2022 via the band's own label Somnolence Productions .
Album pre-order - https://idoloffear.bandcamp.
1. The Flayed Horizon (5:24)
2. Angel Dust (5:28)
3. Cheirotonia (5:15)
4. Phantom (4:58)
5. Trespasser (5:15)
6. In the Cold Light of Dawn (4:27)
7. Alone With You (5:12)
8. What You Came to Find (6:18)
9. Endless (3:00)
Album Length: 45:16
Album Recording Credits:
• All songs performed by: Idol of Fear
• All songs written by: Idol of Fear
• Produced by: Idol of Fear
• Mixed by: Idol of Fear
• Mastered by: Jeremie Bézier (Emptiness, Enthroned)
• Album Artwork by: Rotten Fantom
• Canadian Content (MAPL)
Album and Live Band Line Up:
Austin - Vocals
Dave - Guitar
Kalei - Bass
Doug - Drums
2022 - Trespasser
2020 - Pox (single)
2018 - Grave Aperture (LP)
2014 - All Sights Affixed, Ablaze (LP)
A heavy darkness from Canada who have been stalking the unlit horizon since 2011, Idol of Fear is undeniable, undefinable. Formed out of a necessity to make something out of the gloom that swirls around us all, Idol of Fear has been making music together for a very long time now and dedicated themselves to honing their craft, as it is work that they do not approach lightly.
Thus far, Idol of Fear have released two full-lengths, “All Sights Affixed, Ablaze” (2014) and “Grave Aperture” (2018). A third, “Trespasser” will come out in 2022. All contributing ideas to the creative process, Idol of Fear tracked the first two albums themselves and tend to write new material by recording as opposed to jamming it out. Every lyric relates to a personal experience, but oftentimes certain elements seem to make their way through dreams and other nebulous connection points.
When playing live, some songs are re-arranged in order to be properly executed, but for the most part Idol of Fear recreates the atmosphere that their recorded material projects - with the extra ferocity of course.