We’re honored to work again with USBM soul-incinerators Shaidar Logoth as we proudly announce the release of "Chapter III: The Void God" their brand new double album scheduled for release in early November on etched vinyl 2XLP and tape for the Americas, while the vinyl release for Europe will be handled by new imprint Cavsas (a division of dark industrial label Cyclic Law).
"Chapter III: The Void God", is a massive three-sided etched 2XLP that that sees the Minnesota black metal specters completing both musically and narratively their inaugural trilogy opened in 2011 with "Chapter I: The Peddler". The Peddler has become The Ritualist, and now summoned The Void God to consume the world and rebuild it in its own image. Three years in the making, "The Void God" sees Shaidar Logoth dwell in familiar torments as well as evolve into a new transfiguration of themselves, dominated by a more defiant and unpredictable experimentation of moods and torn by a more profound and enigmatic dualism than ever before. Throughout the four monstrous songs that comprise the forty-eight minute doble LP, the band's sound shapeshifts dramatically, designing increasingly claustrophobic and erratic trajectories and leaving the listener as helpless bystander to a disfigured and mangled ritual, while the songs evolve in and out of each other in a constant duality of ominous abjection and puzzling beauty.
A preview of the staggering album has been made available via Invisible Oranges, who in unveiling the song “Consume Pieces of God” have remarked that “Shaidar Logoth take riff-writing to another plateau [...] as your mind is torn between shedding tears at beautiful riffage and sitting in goosebumps because of the sheer abstract density of the result. Combined with well-balanced clean/rough production, and tons of moments that feel like gut-punches (like the two-minute mark in the song streaming above), Chapter III: The Void God leaves basically nothing else to be asked for.” You can check out the full feature HERE.
Sonically ungraspable but stylistically grounded in the fiercest and proudest black metal tradition, on "Chapter III: The Void God" Shaidar Logoth have conjured the same inverted and lurid atmospheres we've seen in bands like Leviathan, Funeral Mist, Misþyrming and Sargeist, while their unique and unmatched penchant in eviscerating beauty and grace has probably given birth to their most luminous and magnificent album to date.