Long-running black metal veterans VARATHRON will release a brand new album entitled “Untrodden Corridors of Hades” on the 21st of November in Europe and 9th of December in rest of the world. The cover of their first full-length since 2009’s “Stygian Forces of Scorn” has been created by Mark Riddick (Arsis, Absu, Mystifier, Nun Slaughter, The Black Dahlia Murder) and can be seen below. Video trailer of the release is available at:
The Greek based band consists of Stefan Necroabyssious (vocals), Achilleas C (guitars), Sotiris (guitars), Stratos (bass) as well as Haris (drums) and has been active on the stage since 1989. Band’s early albums are considered to be the cornerstones of the Hellenic black metal scene, alongside the releases of Necromantia and Rotting Christ, with whom the group shared members as well as similar fascination towards early style. VARATHRON’s trademark are mid-paced riffs that have a classic, old-school feel strengthened by a progressive view, as well as epic atmosphere that only few can match. Band’s discography includes black metal gems of the 90’s such as “His Majesty at the Swamp” (1993) and “Walpurgisnacht” (1995).
“Untrodden Corridors of Hades” was recorded, mixed and engineered by Kostas Kalampokas at Infinite Loop Music Studio (https://www.facebook.com/InfiniteLoopStudio), Greece and mastered by Tom Kvålsvoll at Strype Audio (1349, Arcturus, Darkthrone, Emperor, Code, Ulver) in Norway.
VARATHRON will have its new album released in various formats including: digipack CD, box CD (including a bonus CD with rare tracks, a patch and a poster; limited to 350 copies), black vinyl, coloured vinyl (hand-numbered) and digital.
Pre-orders are available at: http://tinyurl.com/VarathronOrder
01. Kabalistic Invocation of Solomon
02. Realm of Obscure
03. Arcane Conjuring
04. Leprocious Lord
05. The Bright Trapezium
06. Death Chant
07. Delve Into the Past
Stefan Necroabyssious – vocals
Achilleas C – guitars
Sotiris – guitars
Stratos – bass
Haris – drums
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