OFERMOD stream new SHADOW album at Black Metal Promotion Wednesday December 1 2021, 5:12 PM
OFERMOD stream new SHADOW album at Black Metal Promotion

Today, Swedish black metal legends   Ofermod  stream the entirety of their highly anticipated fifth album,   Mysterium Iniquitatis , at   the Black Metal Promotion YouTube channel . Set for international release on December 3rd via  Shadow Records   (distributed & marketed by   Regain Records ) on CD and cassette tape formats - the vinyl LP version will be released on March 29th, 2022 - hear  Ofermod ’s   Mysterium Iniquitatis  in its entirety exclusively  HERE .

By now,   Ofermod  should require no introduction. Formed back in the dark days of 1996, the band released their debut EP,   Mystérion Tés Anomias , in 1998. Although a mere two songs,   Ofermod ’s opening salvo sowed the seeds for the orthodox black metal movement that would begin to blossom in the new millennium, alongside fellow   Shadow Records  alumni   Funeral Mist  and   Malign . Crime and chaos followed mainman Belfagor everywhere he went, and the band’s momentum remained halted. However,   Ofermod  eventually became a working entity again, starting with 2008’s   Tiamtü   full-length, and through magick and will did more recordings follow:   Thaumiel   (2012), the two-song   Serpents’ Dance   EP (2014),   Sol Nox   (2017), and the posthumous   Pentagrammaton , originally intended to be the band’s debut album. Each one put forth a pivotal piece of the ever-evolving puzzle of   Ofermod  – ever the same, yet always different.

And the puzzle continues to be eternal, no matter when or how an   Ofermod  recording arises. Such can be said for   Mysterium Iniquitatis , which sees the original lineup joined together once again – Belfagor on guitar and vocalist Nebiros ( Malign ,   Mephorash ) – with session bass by Magnus “Devo” Andersson (ex- Marduk ) and session drums by Calle Larsson. Indeed,   Mysterium Iniquitatis   immediately reminds of that infinitely influential   Mystérion Tés Anomias   EP, but tempered by age, experience, and poise. At once martial and mesmerizing, fiery and furious, but executed with a crispness and finesse that’s the penultimate in professionalism,   Mysterium Iniquitatis   presents   Ofermod  at their tightest and tautest, their characteristically malefic melodicism taking on new contours when put through such a startlingly accomplished soundfield. Likewise, Nebiros’ vocals bring back the grimness of yore, straddling past, present, and future with equal aplomb; his clear enunciation truly raises the hackles. The production – courtesy of Andersson at Endarker Studios – cuts like a gleaming knife and rusty axe simultaneously, the perfect iron-fisted complement to the band’s ever-surging and ceaselessly unfolding songwriting here. Special mention must be made of the male choirs on the opening title track – courtesy of Thomas Ericksson (Year of the Goat) and Lars Broddesson (ex- Marduk ) – conveying a grandiosity beyond compare.

With suitably grandiose cover artwork courtesy of John Albin Hampus Ekström,   Mysterium Iniquitatis   is the vital & virile entrance into   Ofermod ’s fourth decade of existence.

Fully herald that entrance exclusively   HERE , courtesy of the Black Metal Promotion YouTube channel. Preorder info can be found   HERE   at  Regain Records ' Bandcamp.  Aforementioned cover art and tracklisting are as follows:

Tracklisting for Ofermod's  Mysterium Iniquitatis
1. Mysterium Iniquitatis
2. Inax Ya Lil
3. When the Blacksmith Killed the Shepherd
4. Sacrosanctus
5. Poraios de Rejectis
6. Consecration
7. Loyal to Belial
8. Arteria Urterina





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