Mysterious, visionary French black metal entity BLUT AUS NORD is preparing for the October release of the outfit’s thirteenth proper full-length album, Hallucinogen, undoubtedly one of the most anxiously awaited extreme metal albums of the year. As it nears its release through Debemur Morti Productions, the opening track and lead single from the album, “Nomos Nebuleam,” has been premiered through Metal Hammer Magazine.
BLUT AUS NORD’s Hallucinogen was recorded and mixed at Earthsound Studio, mastered by Bruno Varea at Upload Studio, and completed with incredible, psychedelic cover artwork by Dehn Sora.
“Hallucinogen marks a new stage in our process of perpetual regeneration,” BLUT AUS NORD architect Vindsval offers. “Music is a fascinating quest without end… and it would be a mess to express the same range of emotions, a mess to remain frozen in the same aesthetic, the same energy, a mess to compose and release the same thing again and again… and again.”
Metal Hammer comments of the “Nomos Nebuleam” single, “It’s is a kaleidoscopic trip through traditional black metal tremolo and tritones, eerie choral vocals and blast beats into deeply atmospheric, acidic riffage.”
Delve into BLUT AUS NORD’s “Nomos Nebuleam,” only through Metal Hammer, RIGHT HERE.
Fans of Enslaved, Emperor/Ihsahn, Bergtatt-era Ulver, King Crimson, and of course the incredible lineage of BLUT AUS NORD to date will find Hallucinogen to be an incredible listening experience.
Hallucinogen will see release on digipak CD, 2xLP, cassette, and all digital formats worldwide through Debemur Morti Productions on October 11th. The vinyl edition comes in four variants; standard black vinyl, a Debemur Morti exclusive variant, a North American exclusive variant, and a Season Of Mist exclusive variant.
Watch for further information and audio on Hallucinogen to see release over the weeks ahead.
Hallucinogen begins a new era for BLUT AUS NORD, ending the cycle of clandestine industrialized dissonance that culminated with previous transmission Deus Salutis Meæ and moving skyward into freshly melodic territories of progressive clarity. Interweaving dreamlike choirs, inimitable harmonic developments, reflective clean guitars, palpable organic drumming, and a welcome rock and roll swagger, Hallucinogen is a spacious, emotionally wide-ranging record that finds BLUT AUS NORD more open than ever, full of life, and reveling in the element of surprise. Hallucinogen is yet another coherent universe from a band who have moved away from familiar tropes, aesthetics and comfort zones to unite – with Dionysian spirit – under/overland, surface/void, metropolis/mountain, and the vastness of the mind’s eye into an indispensable addition to their unparalleled body of work.