NOCTEM: Blackened Death Metal Outfit Unleashes “The Pale Moon Rite” Video In Observance Of The Winter Solstice; Credo Certe Ne Cras Full-Length Out Now On MNRK Heavy

In observance of the Winter Solstice, Spanish blackened death metal behemoths NOCTEM today unveil their video for “The Pale Moon Rite.” The threatening track comes by way of the band’s crushing Credo Certe Ne Cras full-length, released in 2022 via MNRK Heavy.

Comments NOCTEM guitarist Moss, “After an incredible twelve months that saw us bring our Credo Certe Ne Cras show to some of Europe’s biggest metal festivals such as Graspop Metal Meeting, Summer Breeze, and Leyendas Del Rock, as well as cities far and wide, it feels like the perfect ending to the year to be releasing a music video for ‘The Pale Moon Rite.’ We hope that our devilish horde of NOCTEM followers enjoy the music video and play the song fucking loud! The sun has set, ‘The Pale Moon Rite ‘begins!”

Watch NOCTEM’s “The Pale Moon Rite” video, directed by Sophie Palmer, HERE

View NOCTEM’s previously released videos for “Credo Certe Ne Cras,” “We Are Omega,” and “I Am Alpha” at the band’s official Youtube page at THIS LOCATION.

Credo Certe Ne Cras – meaning “I Believe With Certainty That There is No Tomorrow” — is a true master opus merging the crushing cacophony of angry, adrenaline-fueled lust with newfound sorrows and mournful melodic might. More than a mere listen, the album is a cerebral experience invoking ritualistic examination. In spirit, presentation, and philosophy, NOCTEM shares much in common with Watain, Rotting Christ, Belphegor, and Gorgoroth, while growing their own decaying branch of a wretched metal tree.Metal Injection lauded, “a nonstop onslaught of fiery blasts and throat-shredding screams,” BrooklynVegan hailed the band’s inherent “pure black and death metal fury,” while Legacy noted, “NOCTEM succeeds in drawing their audience deeper and deeper into an ominous vortex of suffering, despair, and resignation.”

Credo Certe Ne Cras is available on CD, LP, cassette, and digital formats. Find order options at THIS LOCATION.

Originating in Valencia, Spain, NOCTEM made their putrid presence felt with the rumble of 2002’s Unholy Blood demo. The God Among Slaves demo followed in 2007, building bloodthirsty anticipation for the band’s proper full-length debut, Divinity (2009), on Austria’s Noisehead Records. Metal Blade Records licensed Oblivion (2011) abroad, followed by a deal with Prosthetic Records, which issued Exilium (2014) and Haeresis (2016), a concept album centered on the Spanish Inquisition. (A special “rotten meat” scented LP edition of Haeresis sold all of its 666 copies in under a week.) The Black Consecration (2019) expanded NOCTEM’s themes of ancient civilizations and dark rites to encompass more of Beleth’s philosophy, previously outlined in his first book, 2017’s Codex Ante-Mortem, released the same year as the band’s homemade beer, A Cruce Salus.

Beleth – vocals
Varu – bass
Voor – drums
Moss – guitars
Tobal – guitar