German-based dark, primitive metal trio, VALBORG, will unleash their fifth full-length opus via Temple Of Torturous. Titled Romantik, the follow-up to 2012’s Nekrodepression, which Last Rites commended for being consistent with VALBORG‘s “tradition of strange, compelling German music,” further lauding their “patient, measured aggression,” features six tracks of somber avant blackened beauty. After four albums based around experimental, skull-crushing doom, with Romantik VALBORG dives deeper into the heart-tearing atmospheres of the abyss of which they’ve so boldly explored. Ambient synthesizers collide with wistful guitars, all slowly, purposefully floating above a foundation built upon pummeling rhythms, the band’s harsh, German vocal inflections adding further terror their profoundly bleak funeral power doom. Fans of Type O Negative, Vangelis, Killing Joke and Celtic Frost/Triptykon pay heed.
Romantik Track Listing:
2. Blitz aus Sodom
4. Sulphur Vitriol Angel
5. Kryptische Arroganz
6. The Haunted Womb
VALBORG features current and former members of Owl, Klabautamann, Woburn House, Gruenewald and more. Romantik was produced, recorded and mixed by Oliver Weiskopf at Stonehenge Studios, mastered by Michael Schwabe at Monoposto Mastering and will be released on CD and digitally on May 19th, 2015 and on vinyl June 16th, 2015 via Temple Of Torturous. Teaser tracks and preorder links to be revealed in the coming days.
“…spooky music for spooky times…” – Last Rites