No Clean Singing is hosting an exclusive stream of The Iron Age Of Kali Yuga – the split album between New York City black metal outfits TELOCH VOVIN and VISERION – advancing the record’s release this Friday.
VISERION’s half of The Iron Age Of Kali Yuga was recorded at Level Up Recording Studios by David Melendez, with guest vocals on “Abandoned” by Xenomorph, except for “Fathers” which was recorded at 2525 Studios, produced by Gil Vives and Janan Kerry and featuring guest vocals by Kerry. TELOCH VOVIN’s material for the split was produced by Grigori, engineered/recorded/mixed by Antonio (Ash) Padilla, and mastered by Mike Usifer at Aural Assault Studio.The cover art and layout for The Iron Age Of Kali Yuga were handled by Elena Vasilaki with additional art by CryforDeath666.
VISERION offers, “We in VISERION are thrilled to release our split with our friends in TELOCH VOVIN. As the first EP with our new lineup, we are excited to showcase our new material and its reflection of our musical progression.”
TELOCH VOVIN adds, “TELOCH VOVIN’s side of The Iron Age Of Kali Yuga split CD, entitled Elohim Acherim, is a descent into Divine Madness. Through it we dig deeper into the musical burial grounds from which we sprang forth with songs like ‘Teloch Vovin’ and ‘An Eastern Temple’ while exploring new musical dimensions with the song ‘Dragon Sworn’ as well as adding in some ov the Ritual Black Ambient aspects ov our Psalms Ov Khaos tracks to present a totally immersive audio hallucination to destroy your mind.”
No Clean Singing writes, “TELOCH VOVIN‘s seven songs create a collective 23-minute experience that branches in different directions and becomes entwined with stylistic ingredients beyond black metal,” adding in part of the VISERION material, “The chords also chime like scarred bells, as if pleading for some kind of rescue, but torrid demon-chants and furious drums offer no hope.”
Stream VISERION and TELOCH VOVIN’s The Iron Age Of Kali Yuga first through No Clean Singing first at THIS LOCATION.
The same day of the record’s release, the bands will celebrate with a hometown release party at Duff’s Brooklyn, hosted by Ed Farshtey of Armageddon Productions (formerly of Book Of Armageddon Fanzine, Rage Records, Wendigo Productions, and more). VISERION’s side of the split is going to be played at 10pm, TELOCH VOVIN’s side is going to be played at 11pm, and the entire record will be played again at 12:30am.
TELOCH VOVIN and VISERION CD Release Party:
7/28/2023 Duff’s – Brooklyn, NY [info]
Long Island/New York City-based TELOCH VOVIN is a conceptual work expressing the worship and ritual workings with the Forces ov Khaos, Entropy, and Death. TELOCH VOVIN is Enochian: Teloch translates as “Death” and Vovin translates as “Dragon” and is a reference to Samael “The Dragon ov Death” known in his fiery, destructive aspect as Satan. The band was formed by Grigori in the early 2010s, its early lineup having self-released five titles while sharing the stage with Black Witchery, Negative Plane, Grave Gnosis, Kult Ov Azazl, Mortician, Shining, Black Anvil, Behexen, and Hobb’s Angel Or Death, amongst others, building a rabid fan base.
Reforged within the fiery depths, with several lineup changes and additions, TELOCH VOVIN returned in 2020, thriving through the pandemic, performing successful live streams with Blood Feast, Sickbay, and Malignancy, while releasing a series of self-produced tracks via Bandcamp. The Elohim Acherim material for their contributions to The Iron Age Of Kali Yuga showcases the band combining black metal with elements of traditional, death, and doom metal, as well as classical and ambient/electronic influences, intertwined with occult practices that are the backdrop of TELOCH VOVIN, delivering a listening experience that is raw and violent while simultaneously captivating and hypnotic.
Based out of Queens, New York City, VISERION takes raw black metal and metamorphoses these elements with a chaotic fury of extreme influences. Death, grindcore, and progressive dynamics bleed through their caustic compositions entwining a tortuous aura across the music. They are unafraid to descend into the blackened depths and showcase the horrors within. The band emerged in 2019, taking their name from the Game Of Thrones undead ice dragon. This extreme metal act made an impact on the scene with their ruthless sound, notably having performed at the legendary Saint Vitus Bar and more. Drawing influences from Darkthrone, Watain, Agalloch, Harakiri For The Sky, among others, the ensemble crafts a distinctive cross-genre twist.
January of 2020 saw the unveiling of the quartet’s savage debut, the Death Dealer EP, followed swiftly by the acclaimed full-length Natural Selection in 2021. Feeding on the dark outpourings from the void below, VISERION delivers banshee shrieks and demonic gutturals against a nightmarish backdrop. Cleverly conveying the darkness from varying perspectives, the group reveal monstrous realms with dissonant clashes. Cutting through with a sharp edge, raging percussion and frantic guitars power through at a blistering pace. Exploring a different route, VISERION also ventures into eerie atmospheres and manifest bleak soundscapes to conjure up a place of vast nothingness. With recent lineup changes marking a new chapter, the band presents Embrace The Void, their contributions to The Iron Age Of Kali Yuga.