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Desolate Shrine

Formed: 2010
From: Helsinki, Finland
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Desolate Shrine News

Below is our complete Desolate Shrine 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.

Desolate Shrine Details New Album

Finnish Death Metal trio Desolate Shrine will release the new album "Deliverance from the Godless Void" on November 10 via Dark Descent Records. The album's opening track, "The Primordial One," is streaming at the bottom.

It may be Desolate Shrine's fourth album (third on Dark Descent Records) in six years, but the band shows no sign of fatigue on their newest opus. The band continues to erase the already thin line existing between black, death and doom and once again come out of the abyss with their own instantly recognizable style.

Recorded during 2016 with the same core trio since 2011's debut Tenebrous Towers, this new beast, while no less epic than its predecessors (three of the seven songs featured here are at over eight minutes long) is even more textured and tortured while at the same time highly atmospheric. And while a track like "Unmask the Face of False" may be the heaviest and slowest they've ever done, that doesn't prevent "Demonic Evocation Prayer" from being transfigured by hellish blast beats either. Still, as with each of their albums, Desolate Shrine's latest full-length is to be considered like one big entity, almost like a ceremony if you will, one that demands to be experienced from beginning to end without interruption.

The album artwork (shown below) was created by L.L. Dan Lowndes mastered "Deliverance from the Godless Void" at Resonance Sound Studio.

The track listing is as follows:

1. The Primordial One
2. Lord of the Three Realms
3. Unmask the Face of False
4. The Waters of Man
5. The Graeae
6. Demonic Evocation Prayer
7. The Silent Star
8. ...of Hell More...

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Hellthrasher Productions Releases Free Compilation

Hellthrasher Productions just released a new digital sampler featuring selected tracks from the label's 2016 catalog (one track from each album/EP/demo, except for the Mitochondrion/Auroch split).

The compilation is available as a free/name your price download exclusively through Bandcamp here and can also be heard below. The track listing is as follows:

1. Gjendød - Evig Svart Røyk 05:20
2. Serpents Lair - Circumambulating the Stillborn 05:17
3. Paroxsihzem - Isolation 04:00
4. Ljosazabojstwa - Kamunija Ahniom 05:44
5. Desolate Shrine - Crushing Darkness 07:39
6. Desecresy - Ritual Ruins 06:17
7. Chaos Moon - Amissum 08:14
8. Endalok - Englaryk 05:34
9. Gespenst - Min Sjael Raadner 07:17
10. Decaying - One To Conquer 04:18 More...

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Hellthrasher Productions Offering Free Sampler

Hellthrasher Productions has posted a new black/death metal sampler online featuring highlights from all the label's 2015 release (one track from each album).

The compilation is available as a free/name-your-price download exclusively from Bandcamp here.

The track listing is as follows: More...

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Desolate Shrine Re-Issuing Debut Album

Hellthrasher Productions has checked in with the following announcement about re-issuing an album from Desolate Shrine:

"It’s a great pleasure for us to announce that we will be handling the official LP & CD reissues of Desolate Shrine’s debut album 'Tenebrous Towers,' originally released on CD in 2011 through Hammer Of Hate Records (and licensed by us from the current owner of its catalogue – KVLT). Both formats should be available for purchase later this year. Further info will be shared once all details are worked out!

"Desolate Shrine is one of the finest contemporary underground death metal acts, with a relatively small yet strong output of three amazing full-length albums to date, the latest two on Dark Descent Records.

"Debut effort 'Tenebrous Towers' opened up the crushing mysticism of Desolate Shrine with a truly remarkable form of possessed, blackened death metal. Executed with skill and worship, the heaviness of 'Tenebrous Towers' comes not only from speed but the crushing mid-tempo and oppressing slow tunes accompanied with atmospheric acoustic sections. The demonic inhuman growlings/screamings of the 2 vocalists not only interpret the in-depth lyrics but add more hell to the overwhelming atmosphere. Properly expressed with dynamic sounds, the debut album of Desolate Shrine is not to be missed!" More...

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Desolate Shrine Announces New Album

Finland's purveyors of chaos and wrath from Desolate Shrine will return with a vengeance on January 13th with the release of "The Heart of the Netherworld" via Dark Descent Records. The label comments:

"The band's third album features seven of their darkest and most crushing invocations to date. With a massive, old-school-tinged wall of sound, the band continues to twist death metal into new and frightening forms while maintaining the genre's most destructive and necessary elements. The storm approaches..."

The track listing is as follows: More...

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Desolate Shrine Streaming Entire Album

Finland's largest and longest-running metal site, Imperiumi.net, is now streaming the newest release from Desolate Shrine, "The Sanctum of Human Darkness," in its entirety. Over a year and a half after its debut album "Tenebrous Towers," Desolate Shrine returns with this dark sophomore release. "The Sanctum of Human Darkness" is nearly 55 minutes of dark, misanthropic death metal which will be available on December 15th via Dark Descent Records. Become one with the darkness at this location.


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Desolate Shrine Streaming New Song

Gun Shy Assassin has posted an exclusive premier of "Chalice of Flesh and Bone" off of "The Sanctum of Human Darkness," the forthcoming album from Finnish destructive death metal outfit Desolate Shrine. The track is currently streaming at this location and is available for pre-order at Dark Descent Records with a release date set for December 15th.


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Desolate Shrine Posts Teaser

Finnish act Desolate Shrine has aligned with Dark Descent Records for the release of its next album. Desolate Shrine, who released its debut on Hammer of Hate Records in 2011, will once again pummel listeners with its forthcoming sophomore effort titled "The Sanctum of Human Darkness." The new album will be released before year's end. Check out the eight minute preview video, which features artwork from the band's own multi-instrumentalist L.L. and the tracklisting with each preview, below.

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