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Formed: 2005
From: Lake Forrest, CA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

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Xanthochroid Announces New Double Album

Following the success of the epic debut full-length "Blessed He With Boils," California masters of cinematic black metal Xanthochroid are back with the massive double album "Of Erthe and Axen."

To be released in two Acts (Act I on August 22nd and Act II on October 17th, 2017 - via Erthe and Axen Records), "Of Erthe and Axen" is a prequel to the tales woven throughout Xanthochroid's earlier releases. In the world of Etymos, older brother Sindr (better known as Ereptor) returns to the island nation of Axen seven years after he left to join the ranks of the Erthen military. What follows is a tale of love, jealousy, magic, war, and deceit as younger brother Thanos learns of his brother's true motivations. Check out the new song "To Higher Climes Where Few Might Stand" in the player below.

This new release takes Xanthochroid's theatrical concepts to a higher level, evoking the grandeur, bombast, and vulnerability of a live stage performance. More extreme, yet more delicate; more vast, yet more intimate; Xanthochroid's "Of Erthe and Axen" attempts to further broaden the horizons established in the acclaimed debut.

The track list for Act I is:

1. Open The Gates O Forest Keeper
2. To Lost and Ancient Gardens
3. To Higher Climes Where Few Might Stand
4. To Souls Distant and Dreaming
5. In Deep and Wooded Forests of My Youth
6. The Sound of Hunger Rises
7. The Sound of a Glinting Blade
8. The Sound Which Has No Name More...

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