Ukraine's RITUAL SUICIDE stream third & final album at "Decibel" magazine's website - to be released on tape via ESFINGE DE LA CALAVERA Thursday October 8 2020, 6:45 PM
Ukraine's RITUAL SUICIDE stream third & final album at "Decibel" magazine's website - to be released on tape via ESFINGE DE LA CALAVERA

Today, Ukrainian black metallers  Ritual Suicide  stream the entirety of their long-awaited third (and final) album,  Nocturnal Haematolagnia , at   Decibel   magazine's website . Set for international release on October 12th via  Esfinge de la Calavera  on cassette tape format, hear  Ritual Suicide 's   Nocturnal Haematolagnia   in its entirety exclusively   HERE .

Ritual Suicide  is an Ukrainian black metal band, active since 2006. A cult to be sure, the members of  Ritual Suicide  don't usually share more information about themselves; in fact, the actual membership is a mystery. They only want that  Ritual Suicide 's music speak for itself, and have done so across two intimidating albums - 2011's  Temple of Blood  and 2013's  Consecration Bound in Cruor , the latter released on cassette by the esteemed Black Gangrene - as well as five demos, the most recent being 2015's  Dirges at Carrion Dawn , also released on cassette by Black Gangrene. Worshiping the old days of black metal prior to the internet ruining any last mysticism,  Ritual Suicide  is very influenced by vampyric and lycanthropic themes, bloody rituals and abandoned and haunted places.

Even amongst that impressive canon does  Nocturnal Haematolagnia  loom large: this is the crystallization of  Ritual Suicide 's characteristic magick & mysticism, and also its zenith - understandably so, given it's the band's epitaph. Taking advantage of the album's hour-long length, the mysterious duo spelunk amongst myriad corridors of the soul and spirit, spreading ruin and rumination in equal measure - violence directed both inward and outward, reflection & repose a necessary step for transcendence or eventual oblivion - and unfurl foul textures of ancient, cobwebbed majesty. To walk among  Nocturnal Haematolagnia 's desolate halls is to experience the medieval malodorousness of the old French Black Legions and '90s Eastern European black metal in equal measure...but what stares back at you at the end of those halls is an image distorted by still-keening vampyric bloodlust, very much in the now and very much more riff-centric than so much "raw black metal" parading aimlessness as "atmosphere."  Ritual Suicide  are extremely adept guides along this path, but they only proclaim human suffering and torturous infliction upon the masses; how one imbibes these 58 minutes matters not to them. Verily, this is raw vampyric black metal for those that dwell in the night exclusively.

And now, their time on this earthly realm completed,  Ritual Suicide  return to a rotten coffin, leaving behind  Nocturnal Haematolagnia  as their final recorded remains...

Esfinge de la Calavera  will release  Nocturnal Haematolagnia  on red pro-printed tapes and limited to 90 copies.  Nocturnal Haematolagnia  was previously released by  Forever Plagued  on CD limited to 60 copies. 

In the meantime, stream  Nocturnal Haematolagnia   in its entirety exclusively   HERE ,   courtesy of   Decibel , North America's only monthly metal magazine. Cassette-exclusive cover art, courtesy of Umbra Pestis, and tracklisting are as follows:


Tracklisting for Ritual Suicide's  Nocturnal Haematolagnia

Side A:
I. Let The Blood Flow
II. Torture Chambers
III. Ordination Of Masochistic Souls
IV. Tenets Of The Final Nights
V. Sacrifice To Those Of The Night
Side B:
I. Satiating The Bloodcrazed Nymph
II. Unto Starving Shadows They Bled
III.Pact With The Unliving
IV. The Moon Is A Cruel Mistress
V. Nocturnal Haematolagnia
VI. All The Blood Is Drained


final RITUAL SUICIDE lineup
Majest - voice, guitar, programming
Zaaph - bass guitar

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