Decibel Magazine is hosting an advance stream of “Fathers (Featuring Protagony),” the new song from New York City black metal quartet VISERION. The song advances the band’s split album with fellow NYC black metal act TELOCH VOVIN, nearing release at the end of this month.
VISERION’s Embrace The Void tracks were 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. Under the banner of Elohim Acherim, TELOCH VOVIN’s material for The Iron Age Of Kali Yuga 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 with the premiere of the new single, “‘Fathers’ is among the first songs written with our new lineup. This track is more of a journey than our past releases showcasing both melodic layers and lyrical complexity. The lyrics, written by Tasso and Janan from the band Protagony, tell the tale of the centurion who bore the spear that killed Jesus. We are proud to announce ‘Fathers’ as it showcases the first of many steps forward in Viserion’s progression and growth.”
Decibel Magazine writes with the song’s premiere, “The band borrows from many different styles to craft their sound, but to my ear they sound like the atmospheric feel of Agalloch and Panopticon infused with the punch and production of bands like Naglfar and Dark Funeral.”
Stream VISERION’s “Fathers (Featuring Protagony)” first through Decibel Magazine now at THIS LOCATION.
A hometown release party for the split will take place on the record’s street date, July 28th, hosted by Ed Farshtey of Armageddon Productions (formerly of Book Of Armageddon Fanzine, Rage Records, Wendigo Productions, and more) at Duff’s in Brooklyn. 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.