“Abyssic Knowledge Bequeathed” is the latest track from blackened death metal collective VOIDCEREMONY, preceding the release of their impending second album, Threads Of Unknowing, nearing April release on 20 Buck Spin.
Upon the release of the first full-length album, Entropic Reflections Continuum: Dimensional Unravel, it was instantly revealed that VOIDCEREMONY was treading a path few walk. The album proved that death metal can be performed with the gliding, controlled chaos, and smooth fluidity of a jazz quartet, while still leaving the listener holed up in a dungeon, low on HP, out of spells, and surrounded by deadly demons.
Threads Of Unknowing is a journey which resurrects concepts on earlier display and summons evermore progressive and technical compositions. Mastermind and guitarist/vocalist Garrett Johnson and guitar virtuoso Phil Tougas (Atramentus, Chthe’ilist, Worm, First Fragment) share both vocals and lead guitar duties here, while bass god Damon Good (Mournful Congregation, Stargazer) weaves both fretted and fretless bass mastery and drummer Charlie Koryn (Ascended Dead, Vrenth, Chthonic Deity) encompasses not only speed and brutality, but a fine mix of precision and improvisation from jazz fusion. The result is VOIDCEREMONY and their signature sound: time-melting death black fusion.
With an apt cover painting representing the lyrical and philosophical vision of an ancient and forgotten future, VOIDCEREMONY itself seems to be operating on an alternate death metal timeline that once made itself known, but only briefly, and was soon left behind for more commercial appeal. Yet the portal has been reopened and the merging of these boundless possibilities and directions are now being brought forth directly once again. Fans of Stargazer, Pestilence, Chthe’ilist, Morbid Angel, Immolation, The Chasm, Aenigmatum, Atheist, Timeghoul, Liers in Wait, and Innana should not miss VOIDCEREMONY’s Threads Of Unknowing.
Threads Of Unknowing was recorded around the world from May through October 2022 in Oregon, California, Quebec, and South Australia, and was reamped, mixed, and mastered in Italy by Gabriele Gramaglia (Cosmic Putrefaction) who provides additional synths to the album. The cover art was painted by Juanjo Castellano (Majesties, The Black Dahlia Murder), with additional art by Shoggoth Kinetics and Kyle Bowen included in the layout by Dan Fried.
Stream VOIDCEREMONY’s Threads Of Unknowing track “Abyssic Knowledge Bequeathed” now at YouTube HERE and Bandcamp HERE.
Threads Of Unknowing will be released April 14th on LP, CD, CS, and all digital platforms. Preorders are live at the 20 Buck Spin webshop HERE and Bandcamp where prior single “Writhing In The Facade Of Time” is playing HERE.
Watch for additional audio previews to be issued over the weeks ahead.
Additionally, VOIDCEREMONY’s Charlie Koryn is currently out with Morbid Angel, playing drums for the band on their ongoing US tour.