Age Of Capricorn, the seventh album from one of Poland’s leading black metal acts, ARKONA, is nearing its release through Debemur Morti Productions. With the album slated to drop in less than three weeks, Decibel Magazine is now hosting a stream of its mighty title track.
ARKONA is where the lightless spirits of second and third wave black metal assume modern form in an all too relatable maelstrom of degradation and disquiet, alienation and anger, hypnosis and horror. Recorded, mixed, and mastered at Impressive Art Studio, Age Of Capricorn is blessed with a crisp production that foregrounds a jackhammer relentlessness of near-industrial proportions, leaving the listener gasping for air as they are bludgeoned into inverted cathedrals of sound. The album is completed with cover art and layout by Church Of Chaos Multimedia.
Decibel writes in part with their premiere, “Aided by a flurry of icy riffs and an intense-but-clean production job, ‘Age Of Capricorn’ feels like the sonic equivalent to being trapped in the eye of a storm: despite the chaotic and turbulent nature of the song, ARKONA keep things neat and controlled. The end result is a song and album that black metal devotees would be mistaken to miss out on as the year and decade draw to a close.”
Stream ARKONA’s “Age Of Capricorn” early only through Decibel RIGHT HERE.
Fans of Kriegsmaschine, Dark Funeral, Blaze Of Perdition, Aosoth, and Inferno, take note of ARKONA. Age Of Capricorn will see release through Debemur Morti Productions on digipak CD, gatefold 12″ LP, a special edition gatefold 12″ LP limited to 100 copies, and all digital platforms on December 13th.
Watch for more on ARKONA to be announced through its release date and expect new tour dates to be announced in early 2020.
Formed in 1993, ARKONA is one of the forerunning and lead black metal acts to come from Poland, the band continually ascending to the next level with every album. The band now delivers the follow-up to their 2016-released Debemur Morti debut Lunaris with the frighteningly focused Age Of Capricorn, a razorwire blast of mesmerizing intensity. The band’s emphatic seventh album builds a new world from their distinctive sonic elements: nihilistic rage, strident power, masterfully integrated filmic orchestration, and vicious slabs of whiteout riffing where emotive melodies are beaten into corruption.
Following intense touring surrounding their prior album, which saw them supporting the likes of Marduk, Batushka, and others, ARKONA is currently plotting new tour dates to support Age Of Capricorn. The band is confirmed to play Metalowa Wigilia 2019 alongside Sólstafir, Primordial, Carpathian Forest, and more on December 21st, and has already started confirming tour dates for the new year including Under The Black Sun Festival 2020 with Naglfar, Mystifier, Endezzma, and others on July 2nd. Watch for updates to post in the months ahead.