French death/black metallers Temple of Baal have announced the details of their 4th full-length album, entitled Verses Of Fire (cover below). The release is coming out on October 22nd in Europe and November 12th in North America via Agonia Records.
Here’s what the press release states:
Verses Of Fire‘s sound has been carefully manufactured by Andrew Guillotin in Hybreed Studios. Focusing on a more organic side thanks to the use of tube amps and natural drums, the production allows the natural old-school feeling of the band to shine through the whole album. Through ten tracks – lasting about an hour – Temple of Baal explores a wide spectre of extreme metal: from the raging blast beats of “το αστέρι 418”, or the furious “Bloodangel”, to the thrashing mayhem of “Golden Wings Of Azazel”, or “Lord Of The Raging Seas” double bass drum’s mid tempo. Eerie, haunting black metal vibes are never neglected though; “The Tenth Aethyr”, or the conclusive, 9 minutes epic “Walls Of Fire” bring the band back to their primal influence – the sinister sounds of early 90’s black/death metal.
New material will be available as digipack CD, limited double LP and extra limited gold LP (66 copies only).
The band commented: “We’ve always seen Black Metal as the Sacred Music of the “other side”, and this album is Sacred to its very core. All its music and lyrics have been created after long hours of meditation and spiritual works. We are a Temple, a place of worship, and this aspect drips through each and every minute of those Verses Of Fire.”
Fans of the band can expect a fine blend between Lightslaying Rituals’ (sophomore release, 2009) aggression and the last split CD: The Vision Of Fading Mankind’s (2011) epic atmospheres.
1. το αστέρι 418
3. Arcana Silentium
4. The 10th Aethyr
5. Gates Of Death
6. Gnosis Of Fire
7. Golden Wings Of Azazel
8. Lord Of The Raging Seas
9. Serpens Luminis
10. Walls Of Fire
Temple of Baal is recommended for fans of old Vader, Angelcorpse, Mayhem, Destroyer 666, Razor of Occam, Thombs, Antaeus, Immolation and similar. The band is set to burn the European stages, starting with:
14.09 – Momignies Extreme Fest (Belgium)
09.11 – Wolfthrone Festival (France)
For more news on the band visit their Facebook page.