Today, medieval black metal sorcerer Zalmoxis streams its epic new mini-album, A Nocturnal Emanation
, at heavily trafficked web-portal Black Metal Daily
. Set for international release on January 31st via Signal Rex on cassette and single-sided 12" vinyl formats, hear Zalmoxis' A Nocturnal Emanation in its entirety exclusively HERE
Zalmoxis stands for storming and epic German Black Metal. Still early days, this concurrent project of Fortress of the Olden Days mainman Entheogen has so far released two demos - the latter of which, Pralayic Beheading, was released by brother label Harvest of Death. These early works suggested a restless soul steeped in the ancients, black metal of a most medieval vintage.
Now Zalmoxis strikes back with an ambitious 25-minute single track ominously bearing the title A Nocturnal Emanation. A none-more-apt description of its contents if there ever was one, here Entheogen patiently builds an ethereal-yet-thick fog of sorcerous swirl, its strangely alluring spell drowning the listener in dissonance and dislocated melody. And yet, despite its grandiose length, A Nocturnal Emanation manages to engage at every step, each one rife with grim abandon and on the verge of self-combustion but then righting itself into a surprising twist of texture. This misty 'n' mystical landscape beckons complete immersion...dare you enter?
In the leadup to its international release this Friday, stream A Nocturnal Emanation in its entirety exclusively HERE
, courtesy of Black Metal Daily. Mastering by Henri Sorvali (Moonsorrow) at Trollhouse Studios. Cover art, courtesy of Nether Temple Design, and tracklisting are as follows: