SEA MOSQUITO - FIRE, MAGIC & VENOM
Full digital & limited cassette tape release: July 2nd 2021
Gatefold colored LP release: Late 2021
Genre: Unorthodox Black Metal
For fans of: Blut Aus Nord, Deathspell Omega, Acherontas, Esoctrilihum
Fas - Spirit
Nuun - Voice
Guest saxophone by Kevon Scott
In the lonely hours of night, at the end of the darkest of days, they came for him again. With the world in silent slumber it seemed he was the only soul awake; no-one to hear his cries, no-one to hold him close in comfort or shield him from their broken faces, fetid breath and wicked glee. With despair lapping at his feet like a hungry tide and his mind crying for the relief of madness he began to cry out to the antithesis of these cruel intruders. He knew not their names but surely they must be there? Surely there was a balance to these shades of soulless sadism? So he sang out through the cold hours of the sun’s absence, when each moment seemed to stretch into lifetimes. He chanted his rhythmic pleas and supplications, whispered his love for the light, weaving a barricade born of a desperate need to believe in a sword against the night. He battled through the slowly shifting shadows against the malice and the spite that rained about him like a plague of locusts...
That imagined chant against destruction became a spark of inspiration to the unorthodox black metal travellers of Sea Mosquito. The spark became a blaze and the blaze became an unpredictable, hypnotic journey through a dark night of the soul; a vivid, visceral experience, abundant with questions and suggestions of transformation. Fire, Magic & Venom is one long, enthralling piece of music that captures that sense of elongated time and yet still manages to finish too soon and leave you searching for a way back into the dream. A glorious saxophone solo summons in the dawn, rising as the most perfect, natural addition to the snakes’ hiss guitars and wandering bass line – its absolute rightness within the breathtakingly powerful black metal that surrounds and precedes it a perfect example of Sea Mosquito’s mastery of sonic sorcery. This band manage to epitomise the creative, rebellious strength of black metal while standing apart from its edicts and the hordes of its practitioners. Few albums can consume a listener like Fire, Magic & Venom and there are no bands that shine with quite the same lustre as Sea Mosquito.
Sea Mosquito have found their perfect home on the roster of Onism Productions – a label which is becoming a byword for unique, creative talent within the black metal scene. The label will initially release Fire, Magic & Venom on digital and limited cassette format on July 2nd, with a deluxe vinyl edition to follow later in 2021. Mastered by Simón Alvar (Hacavitz, Selbst, Resin Tomb etc) this album delivers an all-encompassing listening experience no matter how you choose to approach its imposing portal. Sea Mosquito are bringing you something unforgettable, something to be cherished. Grasp it in both hands and do not let go...