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"Blessed Be My Brothers" is the imminent new full-length from atmospheric blackened death metal strategists Sarpanitum, who feature within their rants current and former affiliates of Mithras, Lantlos, and Tenebrous Aeon.
The ten-track follow-up to 2011's "Fedelium" EP, Sarpanitum's "Blessed Be My Brothers" was composed over a two-year period, tracked at Dreaming Studios U.K. by drummer Leon Macey (Contrarian, Mithras, The Senseless et al) and delivers a delightfully diseased fusion of traditional death metal, blackened riff onslaughts, and twisted melodic atmospheres all centered on the abysmal consequence of religious warfare.
In celebration of its approaching release via Willowtip Records next month, today the brutality dealers at Decibel Magazine offer up fourth cut, "Glorification Upon The Powdered Bones Of The Sundered Dead," for public consumption and cerebral intoxication. Listen in below.
Guitarist/bassist Tom Hyde elaborates of the consuming ode, "'Glorification...' is an epitome of Sarpanitum which is fast, ancient, atmospheric, brutal death metal with a blackened edge. Expect to be bombarded by blastbeats, pulverized by kick drums, ripped apart by relentless guitars, ascending to divinity by glorious choirs, tremble in the presence of enormous immortal vocals and provoked by imperial, majestic leads and harmonies."
Adds vocalist/guitarist/keyboardist Tom Innocenti of the tune's concept, "The song is about an unspecified individual who awakes in the aftermath of battle. Musically and lyrically it reflects the emotional impact of surviving and the crippling guilt that resides in most of those who would escape death." More...
Sarpanitum - which features within its consuming ranks current and former members of Mithras, Lantlos, and Tenebrous Aeon - will release a second full-length and first for Willowtip Records this February.
"Blessed Be My Brothers" will be unleashed via Willowtip Records on February 17th, 2015 with pre-orders and teaser tracks to be posted shortly. Stay vigilant.
The ten-track follow-up to 2011's "Fedelium" EP was composed over a two-year period, tracked at Dreaming Studios U.K. by drummer Leon Macey (Contrarian, Mithras, The Senseless et al) and boasts a diseased fusion of traditional death metal, blackened guitar riff compulsions, and melodic atmospheres.
Comments Tom Innocenti of the release: "Blessed Be My Brothers is true labor of love. The record maintains a blackened death metal sound but also incorporates more personal touches in terms of the music and lyrical themes. The song writing and atmospheric elements have progressed vastly since our first album, Despoilment Of Origin and Fidelium EP while still being recognizable as Sarpanitum. Listeners will notice a huge leap forward with regards to this album. Blessed Be My Brothers is a journey into the hearts and minds of those caught the turmoil of religious warfare. A subject that is as relevant today as it was over a thousand years ago."
2. By Virtuous Reclamation
4. Glorification Upon The Powdered Bones Of The Sundered Dead
5. Immortalised As Golden Spires
6. Thy Sermon Lies Forever Tarnished
7. I Defy For I Am Free
9. Malek Al-Inkitar
10. Blessed Be My Brothers More...
Wasting no time following Andy Techakosit's (bass/vocals) recent announcement that he would be leaving SARPANITUM to pursue his academic career, the band are pleased to welcome Vic Lochab to their ranks. Vic’s musical ability and enthusiasm made the decision to take him on as a session bassist a no-brainer and the foursome are looking forward to hitting the stage again with a new sense of vigour. Lead vocal responsibilities will now be handled by guitarist Mark Broster, who is not only excited by this new challenge but eager to put his pipes to good use in the name of Sarpanitum.
Restructuring their set-up has breathed a new life into the band whose previous live shows and debut album, "Despoilment Of Origin", saw them hailed as the UK’s brightest hope in underground death metal circles by numerous publications, webzines and audiences alike. For Sarpanitum it marks a turning point; symbolising the start of a new chapter in the band’s history. Material for their second album is already underway and promises to raise the bar for UK death metal even further still.
Founded by MITHRAS mastermind Leon Macey, Galactic Records launched in late 2006 and brought with it two exceptional debut releases from two very different artists: the UK's fastest-rising death metal contenders, Sarpanitum, and Welsh/Swedish atmospheric instrumental hybrid Sepia Dreamer.
"Sarpanitum are an anomaly in the UK death metal scene. Their debut for us, 'Despoilment Of Origin,' is a sophisticated and brutal release, and for such a young band, it's damn impressive!" says Leon of his first signing. "I was a big fan of Sepia Dreamer's first recording, 'Portraits Of Forgotten Memories,' and always believed that with a label brave enough to take the risk with a totally instrumental album they would go down really well with an extreme audience. 'The Sublime' isn't a shoe-gazing affair, but the emotional edge it displays should appeal to many as a welcome break from the barrage of blastbeats most extreme music fans have become accustomed to."
Leon also helped Sepia Dreamer realize "The Sublime" in a recorded format by lending his drumming skills on the album - which manifests itself in a very different style to that which he is used to with his own band MITHRAS. "It was a real challenge with just four hours available to lay down an album's worth of drumming for a style miles from my comfort zone, but I think it lends itself well to the music," he comments.
Both releases are distributed worldwide via the UK's largest independent music distributor, Plastic Head, and should be found lurking in a record shop near you! Releases are also available via the label's site: www.galacticrecords.co.uk. A track from Sarpanitum's album is included on Terrorizer's current issue and music from both bands can be heard through www.myspace.com/galacticrecords.