My Kingdom Music has revealed details of “Welcome the Dead”, the seventh full-length album from Norwegian Black Metallers CREST OF DARKNESS, which is set to hit the streets on the 2nd December in both CD and Digital formats, as well as a double LP format which will feature a special bonus track.
Recorded at the at MLP Studio by Nils H. Mæhlum, and mastered at the Kvålsonic Lab by Tom Kvålsvoll, the nine-track album promises to be the heaviest, darkest and most introspective album in the band’s twenty plus year history.
The artwork for “Welcome the Dead” features the extraordinary Zombie Foetus sculptures created by the Italian artist Andrea Falaschi. Tracklisting as follows:
1. Welcome The Dead
2. Chosen By The Devil
3. Scourged And Crucified
4. My Black Bride
5. Borrowed Life
6. The Almighty
7. Memento Mori
8. The Noble Art
CREST OF DARKNESS’ lineup, includes founder and frontman Ingar Amlien (ROQUEFIRE, CONCEPTION, AMLIEN’s INFERNO) on bass and vocals, Rebo on guitars, Bernhard (ex- PALE FOREST) on drums, and Kristian Wentzel on keyboards. Earlier this year Amlien admitted that he sees “Welcome the Dead” as having a special significance for him personally: ” I’ve put a hell of a lot of myself and my emotions into this album, even more so than usual. I’ve always felt that when we are on stage, we create a sort of magic, and this time we have been able to transfer that magic to the recordings. You could say this is my personal Black Mass”.
More information about CREST Of Darkness can be found on the band’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/crestofdarknessofficial
Nine tracks tracing the history of CREST OF DARKNESS, can be heard on the band’s SoundCloud page at http://soundcloud.com/crest-of-darkness/sets/crest-of-darkness, whilst the official playlist, which includes the band’s entire catalogue can be heard on Spotify at https://open.spotify.com/user/patriciathomas/playlist/7hW4CvcmbBGGriJtJBryx5
The Official video of the track “Demon Child” from CREST OF DARKNESS’ 2013 album “In the Presence of Death” can be seen below and at http://youtu.be/3-sNJCviSGY
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