Today Swedish Black Metal horde HLADOMRAK release their third full-length album “Archaic Sacrifice” via Non Serviam Records. This opus is an epic journey across black metal with the band’s very own, unique flare to it.
Recently the band unveiled the stunning official video for the third single “Fozforos Insignia”.
Commenting on the song the band says: “The first part of the name is a combination of two words. Foz: Mouth of the river. Phōsphóros: Bringer of light. Insignia being the mark of, or something distinguishable, in this case the wisdom of I along with the power of the individual path and mind. The lyrics describe a mortal who’s mentally not a part of this world. Its only connection to the material realm is the body it inhabits”.
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“There are always new flares added to every new release for this band, slightly new ways of doing things, material and sound wise. The same can be said about ‘Archaic Sacrifice’. Although, this one goes the extra mile in doing things differently. We have new blood taking care of the lyrics and vocals. This means that a new unique lyrical concept is introduced along with different vocal arrangements and techniques. A new drummer, Nils ‘Dominator’ Fjellström [ex-Dark Funeral, Nordjevel], takes care of the pace and the details like never before. Together with all the new musical aspects the album adds a soundscape that’s never been used before”, says the band.
The track listing reads as follows:
1. Fozforos Insigniap
2. I Zinew
6. Asterial Well
7. Port End
HLADOMRAK (Хладомрак) can be translated from the Slavic languages as “cold darkness”. The band was forged in 2011 in Stockholm, Sweden. Starting out as a one-man band, Evgenerator recorded and released the first self-titled album in 2013. In 2017 the second full-length, “Arctic Hysteria”, was released with a complete line-up. Where the first release stood out as more of a straightforward Black Metal attack, “Arctic Hysteria” introduced songs with a wider sound, open riffs and heavier drumming. The 2018 EP “Inner Death”, which stands out as the most renowned release to date, shows a deeper fusion of outside elements into the black metal landscape.
Since the beginning the idea about the music has been to create black metal that’s succumbed by nature’s cold, raw, unrelenting essence, presented in a professional and well produced manner. The music draws inspiration from everything within nature that’s not touched or contaminated by mankind’s presence. Nowadays the lyrical theme is connected to Talon’s “Fall Division”, Fall Division-Luciferianism, forged with the main idea and concept of HLADOMRAK.
Tour for Inner Death 2021, Eastern Europe, September 17-26.
Metal Fest 2021 (w/ ROTTING CHRIST, HARAKIRI FOR THE SKY) Jönköping, Sweden, October 8.
Evgenerator – guitars
Talon – vox
Dominator – drums *
Dipa – bass *
* “Archaic Sacrifice” line-up
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