As Debemur Morti Productions prepares to release of Age Of Capricorn – the seventh album from Polish black metal act, ARKONA – late this week, the entire record is streaming early through No Clean Singing.
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.
“Today we’re fortunate to host the premiere of ARKONA‘s seventh album, Age Of Capricorn, in a career that’s now more than a quarter-century long,” No Clean Singing offers as part of their intense review of the album. “The band’s particular formulation of black metal is by now well-established, and their devotion to it is unswerving. Their music, as manifested so powerfully in this new record, set for release on December 13th by Debemur Morti Productions, disdains the mundane and the commonplace. Delivered with dominating supremacy, it combines unchecked ferocity, emotionally powerful melody, and an atmosphere of terrible, otherworldly grandeur and shattering bleakness. It seems to embrace death and to manifest visions of what lies beyond the pathetic scrabbling of daily existence.”
Stream ARKONA’s Age Of Capricorn ahead of its release only through No Clean Singing at THIS LOCATION.
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 including 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.