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Ecnephias

From: Potenza, Italy
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Below is our complete Ecnephias 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.

Ecnephias Posts New Music Video

Ecnephias is thrilled to present the official video clip for "Vipra Negra" taken from the band's self-titled fifth full-length album, ready to be released via My Kingdom Music on February 16th, 2015. Check it out below. Mancan, the voice, guitar player and mastermind of the band, had this to say:

"We shot the video on two different days with the direction of Felice Vino and the support of Giuseppe Pupillo, in various locations around our city, an ancient house called Casa Spera in Tito (PZ) and among wheat fields.

"A lot of friends offered their help, showing up for some of the scenes or bringing animals for the scenes and we had also the pleasure to work with the actress/model Nunzia Palma. The plot is inherent to the lyrics of the song and it deals with the way of the left hand path, the feeling with the dark forces of life depicted by a sensual and symbolic woman. The woman is the snake, poison and antidote”. More...

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Ecnephias Reveals New Album Details

The upcoming self-titled album from Ecnephias (the band's 5th full-length overall) is scheduled to drop on February 16th, 2015.

Today the band releases a teaser trailer (available below) featuring the new album's artwork by Francesco Gemelli and announces the track listing will be as follows:

[Prologue]
1. Here Begins The Chaos (intro)
2. The Firewalker
[Chapter I: A Dark Dream In Childhood]
3. A Field Of Flowers
4. Born To Kill And Suffer
[Chapter II: Underground Life]
5. Chimera
6. The Criminal
[Chapter III: Black Magic On The Sea Of Cefalu (A Meeting With A. Crowley]
7. Tonight
8. Lord Of The Stars
9. Wind Of Doom
[Chapter IV: The Southern Pagan Rites]
10. Nyctophilia
11. Nia Nia Nia
12. Vipra Negra
13. Satiriasi (outro) More...

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Ecnephias Signs With My Kingdom

My Kingdom Music is absolutely delighted to announce the signing of Italian dark metal outfit Ecnephias. The label comments:

"We will release a brand new album titled simply 'Ecnephias' on February 16th, 2015. 'Ecnephias' will fix without any doubt a new limit to the borders of the dark metal music. Their personal mix of black, doom, heavy and gothic metal will reach here new apexes for the most mature, powerful and nevertheless melodic album ever released by the band. Dark metal fans who live listening to bands such as Paradise Lost, Moonspell, Rotting Christ, Type O Negative, Iron Maiden will get here their daily dose of medicine."

Mancan, mastermind of the Lucanian act, comments in this way the deal: “The agreement between our band and the veteran indie label My Kingdom Music is a new start for us, challenging and rewarding. Every request was carefully considered and answered. Above all, our band has been treated with absolute respect. Today we can say that we are very proud of this partnership and look forward to work together and offer our best. The new album, our best album, is in the hands of a great label and it will give significant results.”

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Ecnephias To Release New Album

Italian metal outfit Ecnephias has issued the following announcement about releasing a new album:

"Dear friends and fans, our new album (out in 2014) will be titled 'Ecnephias' as our name and will also feature the homonymous title track, the definitive seal of our new style: projected into the future but with some references to our past.

"The music will surprise you, there will be a heavy dose of dark rock (the Cure, Tiamat), gothic metal (Paradise Lost, Moonspell) and, of course, the usual atmosphere of our 'death doom' style. Damn melancholy and deep, epic.

"In the next 'opus' you will also find a folk song with a Mediterranean theme music, a dark and atmospheric lullaby of South Italy, vaguely reminiscent of Lost Love Ballad (Lost God). Stay tuned!" More...

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Ecnephias Signs With Code666

Code666 has announced the signing of Italian occult metal band Ecnephias. The band just completed the recording of "Necrogod," the follow-up to the “Inferno” album.

Formed in 1996, Ecnephias (Mancan - guitar and vocals; Sicarius - keyboards and piano; Demil - drums; Nikko - guitars; Miguel - bass) has built a reputation for the band's mix of extreme occult metal and Mediterranean influences.

The group commented on the signing: “It’s great to be back with code666, whose roster of incredible talent is one we’ve long followed. We’re so excited to announce that our new album titled 'Necrogod' is ready and will be released worldwide in June 2013!”

Ecnephias will hit the road for a string of shows starting September, and is now working on a video for the track “Kukulkan.” More...

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Ecnephias Reveals New Album's Track Listing

Ecnephias will be releasing new album "Necrogod" this Summer, and the band has now revealed the track listing is as follows:

1. Syrian Desert (intro)
2. The Temple of Baal-Seth
3. Kukulkan
4. Necrogod
5. Ishtar (Al-‘Uzza)
6. Anubis (The incense of twilight)
7. Kali Ma (The Mother of the Black Face)
8. Leviathan (Seas of fate)
9. Voodoo (Daughter of idols)
10. Winds of Horus (instrumental)

The band also commented: "If you liked 'Inferno,' you will love even more the new album: the band's sound is more personal, with a marked improvement (technical, compositional and lyrical). Melody and power will come together in a marriage full of extreme metal: the new record, for the first time, will be marked by many thrash and tribal metal rhythmic as well as dark melodies and a healthy dose of melodic death metal. It will be the spearhead for Ecnephias." More...

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Ecnephias Reveals New Album Title

Italy's Ecnephias has checked in with the following announcement about releasing an upcoming new album:

"'Necrogod' is the title of the next fourth album, to be released in May/June 2013. The artwork will be published soon on these pages. It's a monumental and epic 'opus.'

"The new album will be sung entirely in English - the most important innovation is a refrain sung entirely in Portuguese. The band states that it is the best music ever composed by Mancan & Co., a real masterpiece.

"If you liked 'Inferno,' you will love even more the new album: the band's sound is more personal, with a marked improvement (technical, compositional and lyrical). Melody and power will come together in a marriage full of extreme metal: the new record, for the first time, will be marked by many thrash and tribal metal rhythmic as well as dark melodies and a healthy dose of melodic death metal. It will be the spearhead for Ecnephias.

"The lyrics theme is inspired by the ancient pre-Christian cults of the southern hemisphere of the Earth. Stay up to date! Be blessed by the ancient Gods of Chaos!"

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Ecnephias Releases Video

Italian occult metal band Ecnephias has released an official video for the track "A Satana." The song comes from Ecnephias' latest release, "Inferno," which was released in December on Scarlet Records. Stream other material from Ecnephias' two previous releases over on MySpace.


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Ecnephias Signs To Scarlet Records

Occult metal band Ecnephias has signed a deal with Scarlet Records for the release of the band's third album "Inferno," which contains lyrics in both Italian and English.

Band leader Mancan commented: "Those who follow Ecnephias and have an open mind towards extreme music, will not be disappointed by this new release. And for those of you who like comparisons, I would say that 'Inferno' is the perfect mix of Rotting Christ's more melodic approach, Paradise Lost and Dark Rock, with a very personal 'Mediterranean' and 'theatrical' touch. This record is for those who have always followed us and those who want to experience something new."

The new album "Inferno" will be released in December, 2011. More news on the release will be available through Scarlet Records.

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Ecnephias Comments On New Album Title

Italian metallers Ecnephias have issued the following comments about the title of their new album "Ways of Descention:"

"About the title 'Ways of Descention'... The word 'Descention' is a 'pun' between 'descension' and 'ascension.' Descension: The act of going downward; descent; falling or sinking; declension; degradation into darkness. Ascension: To ascent to a higher plane of existence. According to theories there are 7 planes on the path of human evolution. Ascention is the process you go through when you die, but only if you are far enough evolved. When you are ascended, you exist as pure energy, that can take several forms."

You can also check out Ecnephias tracks via the band's official MySpace page.

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Ecnephias Signs To Code666 Records

Italian metallers Ecnephias have signed to Code666 records for the release of their upcoming third full-length album "Ways of Descention." The release date and track listing for the album are yet to be announced. Samples of tracks from previous Ecnephias albums can be found at their official MySpace page.

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