Burrowing through the mire of the endless Floridian swamps like an arcane travesty of nature, the shadow-bound entity more commonly known only as WORM presents Foreverglade, a strange amalgam of things that ooze, things that crawl and some things that remain still for centuries before crumbling back into the dust and dirt unobserved by mortal eyes.
Utterly ambitious while being steeped in the ancient practices of tradition and ritual observance, on Foreverglade, WORM finds its truest incarnation, where the catacombs of funereal and oppressively heavy death doom are further thrown open, letting drift out the lurking obscurity of black metal’s cemetery stench. And yet an adept virtuosity and ghostly ethereality invokes the grim dark beauty of the swamps as much as the veiled creeping horrors.
What’s certain is Foreverglade is suffocatingly heavy, filled with shimmering, gloomy atmospheres, and a reeking, foul humidity that superbly embodies the mysteries and monstrosities of the murk. To that end, WORM reaches a new apex of creative sorcery while signaling it has only begun to unleash what lies beneath the mists.
The highly anticipated third LP and first domestic release for the outfit, Foreverglade sees Phantom Slaughter handling vocals, guitars, synth, and bass, with additional guitar/solos by Nihilistic Manifesto, session drums by L. Dusk, and additional synth by Equimanthorn. Mixed and mastered at Sound Spa Productions by Stephen DeAcutis (Evoken, Dim Mak), Foreverglade features wild and fantastic artwork from Brad Moore (Tomb Mold, Morpheus Descends, Organic Infest), with additional art and design elements by Yuri Kahan, Nightmare Imagery, Labelskum, and Dan Fried.
Be engulfed by WORM’s “Empire Of The Necromancers” now at YouTube HERE, Bandcamp HERE, and all other digital providers.
WORM is a must-hear for fans of Disembowelment, Thorns of the Carrion, Ceremonium, Spectral Voice, Goatlord, Evoken, Gorement, and Atramentus. Foreverglade will be released on CD, cassette, and digital formats on October 22nd, with the vinyl edition – which will include a huge 24×36 poster – due January 28th.
Find digital preorders HERE and watch for physical preorders to post alongside additional audio samples over the weeks ahead.