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Last updated on January 17, 2017 at 3:26 AM ET
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Following the stellar "Eldritch" album (reviewed here), Saille's follow-up release "Gnosis" is on the horizon for a spring release, and today we're premiering a new track from the impending full-length album.
Check out "Genesis 11:1-9," the fourth track cut off this nine song concept release, in the SoundCloud player below.
For those not familiar with the Bible, the chapter and verse segment in question deals with the tower of Babel, in which the biblical deity takes offense to the people of the world working together towards a common cause and building a structure that could reach heaven (presumably he's not happy about skyscrapers or space stations either, but as of yet hasn't shown up to confuse our languages and cast us far and wide for those offenses).
In addition to sporting a darker, more powerful sound, "Gnosis" sees some lineup shifting within the Belgian symphonic black metal group, which is now operating as a five piece. Saille frontman Dennie Grondelaers explains about the writing process and lyrics:
"With 'Gnosis' (Greek for 'knowledge') we venture into the world of the Promethean ideal and its Luciferian counterpart. This album explores a multitude of historical, mythological and fictional sources that tell us about the strife for knowledge and its (potentially devastating) consequences.
1. Benei ha'Elohim
2. Pandaemonium Gathers
4. Genesis 11:1-9
5. Before the Crawling Chaos
7. Thou, My Maker
8. Magnum Opus
9. 1904 Era Vulgaris More...
Hailing from Bucharest, Romania technical death metal outfit Spectral premieres a new track titled "Nihilist", taken from the band's upcoming debut album "Neural Correlates of Hate". The band's recording lineup features such well-known names as Romain Goulon (Benighted, Necrophagist, Monument Of Misanthropy) on drums and Christian Muenzner (Obscura, Spawn of Possession) for guest solos.
Check out now "Nihilist" below.
Oakland, California's Lecherous Gaze debuts a new song entitled "Reptile Minds" and taken from the upcoming new album "One Fifteen". Produced by Greg Wilkinson at Earhammer Studios and mastered by Carl Saff, "One Fifteen" is the band's third full-length and follow-up to the band's 2014 album "Zeta Reticuli Blues". It will be released on February 10th, 2017 through Tee Pee Records.
Check out now "Reptile Minds" below.
U.S. metal act Sanctuary is streaming "Die For My Sins", taken from the upcoming release "Inception", the official prequel to 1988's classic debut "Refuge Denied". Century Media Records has set February 24, 2017 as the release date for it.
"Inception" contains presumed lost 1986 studio recordings, which guitarist Lenny Rutledge discovered recently and were magically restored, remixed and remastered by Zeuss (Queensrÿche, Hatebreed).
Check out now "Die For My Sins" below.
Sunlight's Bane from Michigan premieres a new song titled "Begrudging Soul", taken from the upcoming new album "The Blackest Volume: Like All The Earth Was Buried" (aka TBVLATEWB), which will be released via Innerstrength Records on February 17th.
Check out now "Begrudging Soul" below.