Just days following the declaration of the impending Enthrall To The Void Of Bliss album from American black/death metal entity, AEVANGELIST, the first single from the LP has been issued through an exclusive premiere of its fifth movement, “Levitating Stones,” through No Clean Singing.
The impending fourth full-length recording from the revered AEVANGELIST sees the cult exploring new dimensions of the murky, blackened depths, and expelling just short of an hour of enthralling new musical entanglements with the abyss. Evidence of this disparagement is prevalent in the suffocating “Levitating Stones,” which seethes with nearly seven-and-a-half minutes of torment, as witnessed via the first public foretaste of Enthrall To The Void Of Bliss through loyal supporters of the band’s intense craft at No Clean Singing who have hosted the track through an exclusive premiere, issuing, “Instrumentalist Matron Thorn again densely layers the music, interlocking a multitude of guitar parts, electronic effects, mystical keyboard overlays, and galvanizing drum changes, while dousing the entire auditory storm in a torrent of uncomfortable distortion. In its most intense phases, the song still merits the label ‘cacophonous’. It spins you around bodily, as if you’ve been cast into the maw of a whirlwind, at the same time as it doses your brain with hallucinatory poison.” The write-up continues, approaching the vocal executions on the record, “And once again, the horrifying vocal talents of Ascaris make the music even more chilling. His cavernous roars and strangling howls are submerged just enough in the mix that they do not dominate the sound, but the unhinged, voracious quality of his rage is still palpable.”
Experience the wrath of AEVANGELIST and the new single, “Levitating Stones,” playing at No Clean Singing at THIS LOCATION.
The first AEVANGELIST scripture to be fully released domestically in the United States, 20 Buck Spin will issue Enthrall To The Void Of Bliss on CD, LP and digital formats this Fall, the CD and digital to hit North America on October 9th and Europe on the 23rd, and the vinyl edition to see release by early December. Digital preorders for the record are live HERE; physical preorders will be issued in the days ahead.
AEVANGELIST has confirmed upcoming live actions, including sets at Hells Headbash in Cleveland alongside Archgoat, Black Witchery, Inquisition, Deathhammer and tons more in September, and California Deathfest in Oakland with Autopsy, Impaled, Dead Infection, Disma, Ghoul, Morbosidad and others in November, with more shows to be announced.
9/06/2015 Cleveland Agora – Cleveland, OH @ Hell’s Headbash
10/10/2015 Oakland Metro – Oakland, CA @ California Deathfest
The fourth gate of the AEVANGELIST has opened within the physical dimension; witness cataclysmic black/death metal force in which slithering arcane horrors conjoined with bizarre mysticism spawn a suffocating cacophonous sprawl. Cycling through recent years, AEVANGELIST has mercilessly assaulted listeners via auditory deformation and twisting sepulchral composition, its members having also performed within the ranks of legendary Dark Metal weirdos Bethlehem and others. 2013’s Omen Ex Simulacra brutalized with punishingly dense yet accessible riffs in the Murk — the album earning critical acclaim including a place in Decibel’s Magazine’s Top 40 of 2013 — and this specter looms large on Enthrall To The Void Of Bliss, whilst layer upon layer of ghoulish keys and madness-stricken vocals act as flesh bricks to shape a hellish tower of the damned. Smeared with a warm, wet production and completed with artwork by Stephen Wilson/Unknown Relic (Sutekh Hexen, Godmaker, Demonic Possessor), the inherent chaos of Enthrall… becomes omnipresent. The curtain has been pulled back to reveal the grotesquery summoned by the AEVANGELIST synod and once stirred cannot easily be shut again.