Hallucinogen, the psychedelic new album by mysterious French black metal entity BLUT AUS NORD, has been released today through Debemur Morti Productions ahead of its planned October release, the album now streaming in its immersive entirety.
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.”
Debemur Morti Productions writes of the decision to release the album early, “Considering the album is spreading with no respect to its creators, we’ve decided to release the BLUT AUS NORD album earlier than expected. We’ll be shipping the CD/Cassette version to people who pre-ordered it next week. Vinyl isn’t here yet, thanks for your patience. Our eternal thanks to those who respect our work.”
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.
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Hallucinogen is available on digipak CD, 2xLP, cassette, and all digital formats worldwide through Debemur Morti Productions, the vinyl available in four variants; standard black vinyl, a Debemur Morti exclusive variant, a North American exclusive variant, and a Season Of Mist exclusive variant. Place orders at the US webshop HERE, European webshop HERE, and Bandcamp HERE.
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.