VERILUOLA: No Clean Singing Premieres “Regal Barbarism” From Finnish/American Black Metal Duo; Cascades Of Crimson Cruor Debut LP Nears Release On Nameless Grave Records

No Clean Singing is hosting the worldwide premiere of “Regal Barbarism,” the new single from Finnish/American black metal duo VERILUOLA. The song is found on the band’s debut album, Cascades Of Crimson Cruor, nearing release in May through Nameless Grave Records.

Forged in the flames of ancient witching evil, VERILUOLA stands in opposition to the contemporary black metal scene and its homogenization. There was a time in the history of black metal where each band was unique, when fans and bands did not eschew the call of the heavy metal that preceded the genre, and when rigid borders between black metal, death metal, and thrash just did not exist. Many bands rush straight from formation to an album in this age of easy, accessible digital recording technology, and the result is often poor: mediocre songwriting born from hastily thrown together structures, an excess of the same boring sections repeated under the guise of “atmosphere,” and riffs no better than whatever album they were shamelessly stolen from. VERILUOLA instead seeks a return to a halcyon age where there was a barrier of entry to releases; in the years since 2020’s lauded simply-titled Demo, they have carefully refined themselves, seeking to find the best way to merge a myriad of influences and reach the same storied heights as the masters that inspired them.

On their anxiously anticipated debut album, Cascades Of Crimson Cruor, VERILUOLA embraces all the beloved history of black and death metal to create something that is all their own. Harrowing riffs descended from Mediterranean swamps, Finnish caves of blood, timeless melodic death metal, spirited classic heavy metal, and Roman heroism collide, merging seamless to make music that is all VERILUOLA: equally pummeling and heavy as majestic, both beautiful and cruel in different moments of extremely varied and creative songwriting. The end package, already great, is further enhanced by mixing by Andrew Lee (Ripped To Shreds), mastering by Alex Poole (Chaos Moon, Skáphe), artwork by Silvana Massa and layout by Obscure Visions. Cascades Of Crimson Cruor is highly recommended for fans of Varathron, Mortuary Drape, and labelmates Dungeon Serpent.

The band’s Santeri reveals with the new song’s unveiling, “An eclectic mix of black, death, and traditional heavy metal. From reflective melancholic lows to triumphant aggressive highs, ‘Regal Barbarism’ is a song with a grand narrative about the vicious cycle of tyrants and the people they oppress.”

No Clean Singing, writes, “The barbarity of the music is immediate, thanks to maniacally hammering drums and riffing that both swarms and slithers. Even when the drumming converts to a metronome pop, the guitars still sound convulsive and crazed. Haughty growls and throbbing basslines give the song an aspect of predatory menace to go along with the dervish whirl of the guitars and the demented crack of throat-splitting screams. But as forecast, the song is a dynamic and multi-faceted affair, and so the momentum slows and the riffing becomes woozy, weaving, and witchy — and it seethes as well, like a feeling of disgust and vindictiveness building toward retribution. The ensuing guitar solo also wails in soul-stricken agony, and there’s still a final outburst of ripping, head-hammering, rifftastic barbarity coming, interspersed with episodes of swaggering might.”

Hear VERILUOLA’s harrowing “Regal Barbarism” first through No Clean Singing at THIS LOCATION.

Nameless Grave Records will release Cascades Of Crimson Cruor on Blood Red LP, CD, and digitally on May 12th. Find preorders at the label webshop HERE and Bandcamp where “The Blood Grotto” is streaming HERE.