MEDIEVAL DEMON reveal first track from new HELLS HEADBANGERS album - features founding ROTTING CHRIST member Monday August 31 2020, 5:02 AM
MEDIEVAL DEMON reveal first track from new HELLS HEADBANGERS album - features founding ROTTING CHRIST member

Today, ancient Greek black metal cult   Medieval Demon   reveal the new track   "Meet Her Majesty."  The track is   the first to be revealed   from the band's highly anticipated third album,  Arcadian Witchcraft , which will be released this November by   Hells Headbangers  on CD and vinyl LP formats. Hear   Medieval Demon 's "Meet Her Majesty" in its entirety   HERE   at   Hells Headbangers ' official YouTube channel.

It was but 2018 when   Medieval Demon  rose from the crypt of time eternal to release their comeback album,  Medieval Necromancy , through longtime fans   Hells Headbangers . The alliance was fortuitous, as   Hells Headbangers  have helped foster a new crop of ancient-style Greek black metal with the likes of   Funeral Storm   and   Synteleia   as well as join together two of Hellenic black metal's most influential bands,   Rotting Christ   and   Varathron , for a special split 7" just last year. And, as   Medieval Demon  began stirring in that crypt,   Hells Headbangers  was the label they sought - and on evidence of  Medieval Necromancy , indeed was the past alive!

Medieval Demon  were formed in Greece in 1993 by brothers Lord Apollyon and Sirokous. Necrochrist and Muerte joined the band and entered the glorious Storm Studio to record their first demo tape,  Night of The Infernal Lords . After releasing some more demos, they recorded their debut album,  Demonolatria , in 1995 and released it on Unisound in 1998.

Following that lost classic,   Medieval Demon  ceased activity, but in 2018 did they rise from the time and dust of the mystical '90s to unleash spells, prayers, and glorify the gods of the underworld and mighty Lucifer, the ruler of the Earth.  Medieval Necromancy  was the full-length spell they conjured, and truly did it sound like those '90s never ended. Nor will they ever end with the imminent release of  Arcadian Witchcraft .

Truly,   Medieval Demon 's third album is a wellspring of noble '90s spirits, not just in their native Hellenic scene but further afield: from old Samael to equally old Master's Hammer, from Necromantia's pioneering early work to the cult Italian prog band Jacula from the early '70s, most especially with their haunting church organ. Upon its first dramatic notes,  Arcadian Witchcraft  is immediately, excitingly   Medieval Demon  and pulses further into the velvety abyss with each of these seven spells. The poise, nuance, and sheer craft of their songwriting here reaches a masterful level, and one that's authentically ancient in its splendor - which is perhaps not surprising given that their lineup now includes one Mutilator, original bassist of   Rotting Christ . Here, he brings along a number of ideas he hadn't used during the '90s, and likewise does Lord Apollyon unearth a number of old unreleased songs from those days. Which brings everything full circle, as Mutilator helped record   Medieval Demon 's first demo at Storm Studio...

Creepier and more glorious, more proudly heavy metal whilst taking the listener deeper into the black,  Arcadian Witchcraft  is an impossibly essential album from an old band who sound more vital than ever. Long may   Medieval Demon  reign!

Begin reigning with the brand-new track "Meet Her Majesty" in its entirety   HERE   at   Hells Headbangers ' official YouTube channel. A release date in November is expected, but will be confirmed shortly. Preorder info to also follow. Cover and tracklisting are as follows:

Tracklisting for Medieval Demon's  Arcadian Witchcraft
1. Meet Her Majesty, The Black Queen [5:05]
2. Mystics of Ritual Madness [5:20]
3. Mundus Est Diaboli [6:12]
4. The Grand Archon [5:16]
5. Nocturnal Gates Through the Night [5:49]
6. Seeking Blood in the Blackness [5:05]
7. Arcadian Witchcraft [5:01]



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