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Decline of the I

From: France
Last Known Status: Active

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Below is our complete Decline of the I 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.

Decline Of The I Announces New Album

French post-black metal act Decline Of The I will release a second album titled "Rebellion" on February 27th in Europe and March 10th in North America via Agonia Records.

The album was recorded in Studio de Chine with Khatchik Hovikian (L’odeur du Tchaman), while Xort (Seth, Alcest, Vorkreist, Anorexia Nervosa) took care of the mastering. Layout and artwork were created by the French photographer and filmmaker David Fitt (Aosoth, Secrets of the Moon, Svart Crown). "Rebellion" also includes a guest appearance by Olivier from Eros Necrospique.

The follow-up to 2012's "Inhibition" album will be available in digipack CD, 12" black vinyl, limited 12" red vinyl and digital formats. The track listing is as follows:

1. Lower degree of God's might
2. Hexenface
3. Le rouge, le vide et le tordu
4. The end of prostration
5. Pieces of a drowned motion
6. Deus Sive Musica
7. On est bien peu de chose

The band is led by the multi-instrumentalist A.K. who has been active in the metal scene for over 15 years and played in bands such as Vorkreist, Merrimack, Neo Inferno 262, Malhkebre and Diapsiquir. The project is his "personal approach on dark music." He's accompanied by musicians of Merrimack, Anus Mundi, Temple of Baal, Eibon and Drowning fame.

A.K. commented: "With this album, I wanted to express something more twisted and violent than the first one, but in a personal way. I'm kind of sick of hearing all these bands that copy each others over and over... It's so pointless. It's obvious that more and more people are trying to follow a trend in order to exist somehow... With Decline Of The I, you can be sure that you deal with my own neurosis, my own way of expressing my guts... I know it doesn't 'speak' to everyone's ears. But I surely know that my art can really be intimate with ears that know how to listen. Eyes to see, ears to hear." More...

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Decline Of The I Streaming "Hexenface"

French post-black metal act Decline Of The I has finished the recording of sophomore album "Rebellion," which will land in early 2015 via Agonia Records.

The artwork for "Rebellion" was designed by David Fitt (Aosoth, Secrets of the Moon, Svart Crown). The first song to be revealed off the release, "Hexenface." is available for streaming via the SoundCloud player below.

"Mixing different kinds of dark and extreme music, the album is hard to be compared with any other band," comments founder, A.K.

The concept of Decline Of The I is inspired by the works of the biologist Henri Laborit and falls into the genre of avant-garde post-black metal. More news on "Rebellion" will follow soon. More...

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Decline Of The I Streaming New Song

"Static Involution" is the premiere track from Decline Of The I's upcoming debut album "Inhibition," due out on September 25th in Europe and November the 6th in North America via Agonia Records. You can stream the track in the player available below. Agonia Records also commented:

"Inhibition is a bold conjunction of quality Post-modern Black Metal influences: the band describes itself as a mix between Burzum, Neurosis and Code. At the same time, Inhibition is the first part of a trilogy that attach great importance to atmosphere as well as heavy, oppressive and neurasthenic sounds.

"The project is led by A.K. - a musician known from a vast number of cognoscible underground metal acts such as Vorkreist, Merrimack, Neo Inferno 262, Malhkebre, Diapsiquir, etc. He is responsible for guitars, keyboards, programming, samples and vocals."

Pre-orders for "Inhibition" are also available over at this location. More...

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Decline Of The I To Release Debut Album

Decline of the I is a French project led by A.K., a musician known from underground metal acts such as Vorkreist and Merrimack. According to a press release, his new project is a "bold conjunction of quality post black metal influences" and the band describes itself as "a mix between Burzum, Neurosis and Code."

The debut Decline of the I album, entitled "Inhibition," is set to be released on September 25th in Europe and November the 6th in North America via Agonia Records. The artwork can be found below, and here you can watch a teaser for the release: More...

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