33 is the impending new long player from occult rock practitioners ANCIENT VVISDOM. On the band’s fourth studio offering, the perennial nucleus of brothers Nathan “Opposition” Jochum (vocals, acoustic guitar, kick drum) and Michael Jochum (guitar, backup vocals) is rounded out by new band member Connor Metsker on bass.
In advance of its fitting October 13th release, Decibel Magazine delivers an exclusive premiere of “The Great Beast.” Offers Jochum of the cut, “This is yet another track dedicated to Lucifer and to the spirit of the wickedest man to ever live — Aleister Crowley — who has always been an influence on music long before his appearance on the cover of The Beatles album Sgt. Pepper. A classic hard rock riff played by my very talented brother Michael and words of free will by yours truly…. Past, present, and future, Satan, Lucifer, and the Devil, know the answer to everything. The universe will reward you.”
Witness “The Great Beast” at THIS LOCATION. And if you missed it, bask in the “Light Of Lucifer” at the Magic Bullet Bandcamp page HERE where preorders for the album are currently available.
Thematically, 33 largely continues the prior agenda of empowerment through Satanism, instinct, enlightenment, and ritual. 33 comes under the microscope on this recording and is regarded by the band as a master number. Jochum is quick to point out that it is the age that Christ was crucified, the age of the peak of existence, and the age he happened to be in making this album.
The sonic approach continues in the tradition of prior albums: deliberate, mid-tempo songs with minimal arrangements, unparalleled melody, and dynamic vocal range. ANCIENT VVISDOM could be cited as among the strongest proponents of the philosophy “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it.” 33 was produced by Nathan “Opposition” Jochum, engineered by Steve Rauckhorst, mastered by Dan Randall at Mammoth Sound, and completed with cover art by Linas Garsys and design by Emma White.