Today, Helter Skelter Productions (distributed & marketed by Regain Records) sets July 16th as the international release date for Caedes Cruenta’s classic second album, Ερείπια Ψυχών, on vinyl LP and cassette tape formats.
Formed in 2003, Caedes Cruenta are the foremost torchbearers for the classic Greek black metal sound. For them, the early Hellenic flame of the “Big Three” – Rotting Christ, Varathron, and Necromantia – never died, nor did the contemporaneous flames of Septic Flesh, Thou Art Lord, Kawir, Zemial, and Nightfall among others. “Greek black metal” may have changed shapes and styles over the past 30 years, but for the members of Caedes Cruenta, the ancient days of the early ‘90s burns stronger than ever.
Caedes Cruenta indeed made it their mission to uphold this noble sound, and it arguably reached its perfect on their second album, Ερείπια Ψυχών, originally released at the end of 2014. Whereas their Σκιές δαιμόνων debut album from four years previous took an altogether more atmospheric route, here Caedes Cruenta expanded from a duo to a quartet, and immediately is that classic Greek physicality felt: pulsing and patient but portending ominousness and metallic might, Ερείπια Ψυχών is the surging, Alpha sound of ancient brimstone made forever vital and virile. Bass-heavy in its infinitely potent throb and tastefully embellished with subtle layers of mystical synth, one could be forgiven for thinking Caedes Cruenta transported the listener back in time, so authentic and invigorating is its Hellenic classicism.
Thus, Helter Skelter is proud to make Ερείπια Ψυχών available again on vinyl and cassette. This reissue comes in lieu of Caedes Cruenta's forthcoming third album, Of Ritual Necrophagia and Mysterious Ghoul Cults, which is currently being recorded and will be released by Helter Skelter in late 2020 / early 2021.
In the meantime, stream Ερείπια Ψυχών in its entirety HERE
at Helter Skelter's Bandcamp, where both formats can be preordered. Cover and tracklisting are as follows:
Tracklisting for Caedes Cruenta's Ερείπια Ψυχών
1. Ροκανίζουσιν κουκία: Το θανατικό (Intro)
2. The Mystical Ritual Of The Dark Priests
3. Under The Shadow Of Death
4. Εκεί όπου τραγουδά η νεκροκεφαλή
5. Aura Of Immortal Souls
6. From The Darkest Paths Of Golgotha
7. Lost Kingdom Of The Argead King
8. The Crescent Symbol Of The Apocalypse
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