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Ipsissimus Finishing New Album "The Way Of Descent"

The New Haven, CT based black metal band Ipsissimus is currently putting the finishing touches on the band’s Metal Blade debut, "The Way of Descent," which will be released in the spring.

Drummer Haimatokharmes has just issued the following update: "Ipsissimus' debut album with Metal Blade will be entitled The Way of Descent - the title aims to encapsulate the lyrical matter of the new songs, which deal with various katagogic themes in Gnostic, Luciferian, and Merkavah traditions as applied to Left Hand ethics and praxis. We finished the recording in October and the beginning of November at Sonic Environments Studios with our 'sonic alchemist,' (producer and mixer) Jeff Weed.

"It's an interesting sound, at turns raw and filthy, yet also warm and spacious, which I suppose is fitting for hymns to the abyss. Expect some traditional black, melodic riffage à la the 'Fatima' material as well as the occasional avant-garde element - I believe this will be the first black metal album to employ a waterphone."

Ipsissimus will be providing direct support for Toxic Holocaust on Jan. 13th, 2011, at Daniel St. in Milford, CT. The band will also be taking part in day one of Boston's "No Life Fest" at the Midway Cafe in Jamaica Plain on Saturday, March 5th and playing the Union Pool in Brooklyn, NY with The Secret and The Funeral Pyre on Sunday, March 27.

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