Today, hideous black metal manifestation Thanatomass
premiere the new track "Altars of Nigromancy"
at Deaf Forever magazine's website
. The track is the second to be revealed
from the band's highly anticipated second album, Black Vitriol & Iron Fire
, set for international release on May 21st via Living Temple Records
in conspiracy with LVX MorgenStern. Hear Thanatomass
' "Altars of Nigromancy" in its entirety exclusively HERE
are a power-trio hailing from Russia. Their date of origin is unknown, but the band made their first public recording in late 2018 with the demo MMXV-MMXVI
, which perhaps reveals some hints as to their origins. Initially self-released through their own LVX MorgenStern enclave, MMXV-MMXVI
was a strikingly accomplished first assault, brimming with lawless darkness and ravenous devotion: vibrant 'n' violent black metal imbued with the eldritch energies of early thrash.
Not surprisingly, that demo soon saw other physical editions, including the CD version released by current conspirators Living Temple
. In the interim, Thanatomass
released their debut album, Darkest Conjurations
, via Living Temple
in late 2019, which saw them further malform those thrash influences into something both more barbaric and
atmospheric, sounding simultaneously older and fresher than its not-inconsiderable predecessor.
At last, Thanatomass
deliver their grandest work yet with Black Vitriol & Iron Fire
. Both aptly titled as statement of intent and apropros
description of its contents, Black Vitriol & Iron Fire
powerfully and poignantly pulls together both central elements of black metal - that is, both the BLACK and especially the METAL - without sacrificing one over the other. In fact, the trio's sheer urgency, energy, and lustful, lawless verve vividly embody the mania of classic metal possession and the taboo/boundary-breaking quest into the unknown that is the true occult experience. As such, Black Vitriol & Iron Fire
exists both above and below; Thanatomass
are merely providing the vessel.
Overwhelming and unquenchable, Black Vitriol & Iron Fire
is a conflagration of flesh and spirit, desire and demise. Will you take this torch from Thanatomass
Take the next torch with the brand-new track "Altars of Nigromancy" exclusively HERE
, courtesy of Deaf Forever
, Germany's defenders of the true. Take the first torch with the previously revealed "Deathmass Extasis" HERE
at Living Temple
's Bandcamp, where the album can also be preordered. Cover and tracklisting are as follows: