Nemesis & Nativity, the debut full-length from New England post-industrial collective THE INFINITY RING, is now streaming in its stirring entirety. The premiere comes in advance of the record’s official unveiling this Friday, April 14th via Profound Lore Records.
An undertaking spawned by Cameron Moretti in the Summer of 2020, THE INFINITY RING draws together many musicians long active within the New England metal, punk, and electronic scenes. What initially began as an investigative take on dark folk music with added elements of drone and noise, morphed into an alchemical fusion of experimental rock with many disparate strains from the post-industrial continuum, all delivered with a spiritual and mystic bent. Nemesis & Nativity’s sonic output sits at the crossroads of a variety of genres including ominous folk, no wave, industrial, and black metal, with elements of occult and ethereal antiquarian sonics laced throughout. The album is completed with cover art by MFAXII.
Veil Of Sound crowns the band’s output “timeless and classic and at the same time modern and progressive,” while The Razor’s Edge lauds, “…one of the most bizarre listening experiences you may have this year,” adding, “How THE INFINITY RING have managed to construct fifty-minutes of music that can be this vast and far reaching yet be so intimate and introspective without a Mephistophelian bargain can only be speculated; but they do say the Devil has the best music. And if eternal damnation is the price to pay it will, at least, give enough time to unpick all the intricacies of the album.”
Stream THE INFINITY RING’s Nemesis & Nativity at THIS LOCATION.
Nemesis & Nativity will be released on LP, CD, CS, and digital formats this Friday on Profound Lore Records. Find preorders and more at THIS LOCATION.
THE INFINITY RING spent much of 2020 and 2021 experimenting in various studios around New England, deeply immersed in open-ended musical research and development. These sessions would eventually lead to a collaborative Ohr EP with Jarboe.
In early 2022, the band set out record Nemesis & Nativity at God City Studios in Salem, Massachusetts. The album builds on much of what came before, but with a more pronounced sense of ritual, atmosphere, and heaviness. During the creation of the album, genre conventions fell by the wayside and extreme experimentation was channeled, resulting in a sonic palette that morphs from elegantly haunted atmospherics to mystic ritual drone, brutalist industrial rhythms to passages of hallowed melancholy.