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Posted in: Forum Home >> Extreme Metal >> 14/10/14 - NINKHARSAG SIGN TO CANDLELIGHT RECORDS

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Oct 14, 2014 12:19 PM ET #1 (permalink)

Since forming in 2011, Ninkharsag have been like a thunderbolt to the UK black metal scene. Armed with chilling riffery which bespeaks of tales of carnage strewn battlefields to the assassins of ancient Jerusalem, their ascent has been rapid, quickly climbing the ladder with rabid hunger to be one of the more respected bands on the black metal circuit.

Although musically compared to legendary acts such as Mayhem, Dissection and Gorgoroth, their sound is both unique yet classic and contains little to no modern black metal influence. Preferring the sound of the masters of old, Ninkharsag refuse to bow down to the prevalent musical trends common to black metal in the 21st century.

Known for their icy atmospheric live shows, the band has earned the right to share the stage and hold their own with more established acts such as Inquisition, Winterfylleth, Shining and more.

Thus far they have released the 7" single, 'The Essential Salts Of Human Dust' taken from their full length debut 'The Blood Of Celestial Kings'. The album was recorded at Vagrant Studio by Tom Dring and is both savage and melodic.

The band had this to say about the signing: “We are extremely excited to be able to announce our signing to the legendary Candlelight Records. The label has always been a beacon for quality black metal and we are proud to be able to add our name to a long list of distinguished and established acts such as Emperor and Absu. Having the support of a label of such renown will enable us to spread our work and live performances further afield.”


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