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Posthum

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Below is our complete Posthum news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Posthum Releases New Album

The Norwegian black metal missionaries from Posthum are pleased to unleash the unholy fruits of their third full-length, "The Black Northern Ritual."

Recorded by Morten Opsahl Thomassen, who worked on the band's 2012 "Lights Out" opus alongside the band, mixed by George Tanderø, and mastered by Peter In De Betou, "The Black Northern Ritual" is a seven track, forty-minute offering of audio hate, acrimony and disease bedecked in a cold, callous atmosphere that's difficult to dismiss.

"To have George Tanderø mixing the album was an easy choice," said Posthum drummer Morten Edseth. "We needed a person with not only skills, but also talent and an open mind. George has the worked with a variety of artists spanning from A-ha and Satyricon to Travis and Cat Stevens. We knew he was the person who was up to the task and to get the best out of the songs we had written and recorded. What we got back was nothing else but perfection, groove and just the right sound for the songs."

Lyrically, "The Black Northern Ritual" centers itself on rebellion against the false and corrupted values of the modern western world. "The lyrics are to me a purifying ritual, an inner journey to keep myself in balance, kind of a safe-place where I never have to escape from," notes Kristian Skare. "I also seek inspiration from the forever-pure nature, and the frustration on how we blindly let it suffer. Sometimes it`s like the universe speaks to me, then I just write down the lyrics as I listen to the arrangements which flows around inside my head."

1. Demon Black Skies
2. Condemned
3. To The Pits
4. The Black Northern Ritual
5. Vinter
6. A Disappearing Sun
7. North More...

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Posthum Streaming Entire Album

Atmospheric metal unit Posthum is currently streaming the band's entire new album "Lights Out" through PureGrainAudio here or in the player below. The album was released on September 25th in North America (September 21st in Europe) and the track listing is:

1. Untame
2. Leave It All To Burn
3. Scarecrow
4. Red
5. Absence
6. Resiliant
7. Down In Blood
8. Summoned At Night
9. Afterglow
10. Lights Out More...

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Posthum Releases New Track Online

Norway's ambient black metal band Posthum has released the single "Scarecrow" from the upcoming album "Lights Out," set to be released via Indie Recordings. Check out the song below. "Lights Out" will be released in North America on September 25th and in Europe on September 21st.

The "Lights Out" track listing is:

1. Untame
2. Leave It All To Burn
3. Scarecrow
4. Red
5. Absence
6. Resiliant
7. Down In Blood
8. Summoned At Night
9. Afterglow
10. Lights Out More...

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Posthum Reveals "Lights Out" Track List

Norwegian based Posthum revealed the track listing for the band's sophomore effort entitled "Lights Out." The album is scheduled for a September 21, 2012 release date through Indie Recordings. The cover art work can be seen here.

The band commented on the album: "We are first and foremost proud of "Lights Out"! An album we have worked with for such a long time to make it just the way we wanted it to be. We then made a list with record companies that we found interesting. Indie Recordings were on top of that list. Now that we have signed the deal, we feel great comfort of having a well oiled machinery behind us when we once again go on tours and work further with our band."

The track list for "Lights Out" is as follows:

1. Untame
2. Leave It All To Burn
3. Scarecrow
4. Red
5. Absence
6. Resiliant
7. Down In Blood
8. Summoned At Night
9. Afterglow
10. Lights Out

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Posthum Reveals New Album Artwork

Norwegian act Posthum, which announced its signing with Indie Recordings earlier this month, has now revealed the artwork for the band's upcoming album "Lights Out." Check out the artwork below. Further information on the track listing and release date will be announced shortly.

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Posthum Signs With Indie Recordings

Indie Recordings is proud to announce the signing of Norwegian act Posthum. The label commented:

"The sound of Posthum is the sound of dark, Norwegian forests and endless snow-covered plains. It is melancholic, atmospheric and hypnotizing Norwegian Black Metal. They released their debut album 'Posthum' in 2009 receiving great reviews from the underground press, and triggering a strong demand for a swift sequel.

"The band was formed in 2004 in a small town in the east of Norway, and until 2009 Posthum kept fairly isolated from other musical communities and bands. This resulted in their music not being particularly influenced by the trends in the scene, and despite their obvious roots in Norwegian Black Metal Posthum sounds new and fresh. Their debut record ensured them some well-deserved attention that lead to a European Tour with legendary Satyricon and Shining (SE) the same year.

"In fact, Posthum’s first concert ever was supporting Satyricon and Shining in front of a completely sold-out venue with 800 fans in Antwerp, Belgium. Not a bad way to start their career. Since then Posthum has played at Under The Black Sun Festival in Germany, done several shows in Norway and a toured Europe again with Nargaroth and Chaos Invocation. Since their debut the band has earned a reputation for being a rock solid live band with emphasis on good songs rather than image extravagance."

The band also commented on its name: "The name Posthum means 'after exitus,' which especially refers to compositions and tributes to dead artists. For the band Posthum is a tribute and reminder to all life that has existed before them. It’s fascinating to know that what surrounds us are the results of the efforts of ordinary mortal explorers, of flesh and blood, and that one day we too will be history, but what we leave behind is something very alive, the music.”

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