Today, Gun Shy Assassin is streaming “Coffins & Cloven Hooves” from New Zealand cult rockers THE HOUSE OF CAPRICORN. The tune comes off the band’s new full-length, In The Devil’s Days, set for release via Swamps Of One Tree Hill on October 13, 2011.
Said vocalist Marko Pavlovic of the track: “‘Coffins & Cloven Hooves’ outlines the post-funeral soul reconstruction and the realization of the fragility and insignificance of the corporeal structure, before the ascent to the crossroads to choose the descending path into Hell.”
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Featuring ten tracks of deathrocking graveyard doom, In The Devil’s Days is a cerebral offering that centers itself around a spiritual pilgrimage into Hell to meet the Lord of Flies, to understand and outline the infernal mechanism, and to witness the revelations that come with His rebirth in the great Morning Star. Noted Manual Magazine of the offering: “Mark my words, In the Devils Days is going to be seen as a groundbreaking album in the canon of heavy New Zealand rock.” Heavy Metal Time Machine agreed saying: “Stoner rock, doom and death rock mix together to give us a dark look into the fires of hell. Like Sign Of The Cloven Hoof, the new album is heavily invested in the occult making In The Devil’s Days sure to be a hit with all the death obsessed kids out there,” while AZM added: “THE HOUSE OF CAPRICORN is one of those bands that mixes ’90s post hardcore, metal and punk in a way that is catchy, dark and powerful all its own.”
Last week, the band posted a stream of “Illumination In Omega” to their official Facebook page. If you missed it the first time, be sure to check it out HERE.
THE HOUSE OF CAPRICORN manifested in the early 2000s in the swamps below One Tree Hill, Auckland, New Zealand. 2005 saw the release of their first demo (The Rivers And The Rain/Old Redhook), and in subsequent years an EP (2006’s The Rivers And The Rain) and samplers (2007’s Solis Hail Summer Sampler and 2009’s Sign Of The Cloven Hoof ), intermingled with frequent shows, national tours and having a strong hand in assembling and spearheading the New Zealand stoner/doom rock community. In 2010, the band’s debut album, Sign Of The Cloven Hoof, which drew heavily on stoner rock and doom, as well as an occult, antiquated aesthetic, was released to positive response both locally and internationally.