From: Kharkyiv, Ukraine
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Latest Nokturnal Mortum News
Below is our complete Nokturnal Mortum 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.
Darkend recently issued the following brief announcement online about recording for an upcoming Nokturnal Mortum tribute:
"Just before entering the studio for the new album, Darkend has been chosen to be part of the official Nokturnal Mortum tribute album. So... let's do this first, in honour of these legendary lunar poets from the Ukraine!"
The band has now also issued this follow-up about working a former Nokturm Mortum member: "We are proud to announce that Saturious, former Nokturnal Mortum composer and multi-instrumentalist, will be part of Darkend for the recordings of our 'Forgotten Ages Of Victories,' directing all the orchestral parts. We are truly engraving a fragment of the old, legendary times." More...
Nokturnal Mortum, which was covered in one of our looks at the underground symphonic black metal scene, has checked in with the following announcement about a lineup change:
"Saturious is no more the member of Nokturnal Mortum. It was a mutual decision, and we are friends still.
"On the 13th of July in Kharkiv he will play his final concert with us. We shall continue walking our path without him and wish him all the best and express our gratitude for his contribution to legacy of Nokturnal Mortum!" More...
Heavy music has been steadily evolving since its first major appearances, from slow moving doom to blistering fast thrash and onto the most brutal death metal. Somewhere after figuring out corpse paint and freezing cold riffs somebody decided extreme metal could include unexpected elements like string instruments, keyboards, and other orchestral leanings. The symphonic and the extreme collided, and somehow it worked out.
Now some 15 - 20 years later bands are still finding ways to meld together these two styles, but for symphonic black metal junkies the pool of available talent isn’t as wide as with other sub-genres. You’ve likely heard everything from Dimmu Borgir and Old Man’s Child a hundred times over, blazed through the couple of Dragon Lord releases, imported all those Opera IX CDs, and are done working through the Carach Angren back catalog…so what now?
We’ve previously taken a look at a few symphonic black metal acts as well as other heavily atmospheric bands, but there’s still more underground groups worth checking out if you need more orchestral influenced black metal.
This Belgian outfit is on the verge of releasing second album “Ritu” in January 2013 (reviewed here), which follows the debut “Irreversible Decay” album. The album focuses on different rites of various cultures and mythologies, including a dose of Lovecraftian rituals with songs like “Haunter of the Dark” and “Fhtagn.”
For more info on the album, check out our interview with the band just after the recording process was finished. Get acquainted with Saille’s version of symphonic black metal through songs off both albums, available below.
After successful European tour alongside BEHEMOTH, appearance at Wacken Road Show alongside OVERKILL, SAMAEL, ENSLAVED & TRISTANIA as well as UK / Scotland / Ireland tour with DISMEMBER, the band will be soon heading for their first tour ever in Poland ('Rebel Angels Tour') followed by an exclusive gig in Kiev with SATYRICON on the 18th of May. DEVILISH IMPRESSIONS will held main support slot while the gig will be opened by Nokturnal Mortum.
Devilish Impressions has been touring in support of their latest album, "Diabolicanos Act III: Armageddon."