RUIM - Black Royal Spiritism - CD
RUIM Black Royal Spiritism

Black Royal Spiritism


label: Peaceville
Released at: May 25, 2023
format: CD
Condition: New

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RUIM was formed in 2020 by the Norwegian born, Grammy award winning guitarist Blasphemer (Rune Eriksen), known from acts such as Vltimas & Mayhem.

Joining Blasphemer on drums is French born drummer Cesar Vesvre (Agressor, Thagirion).

Driven by a firm desire to revisit the style of music he has dedicated himself to & been associated with since the mid 90's & inspired by the rediscovery of a long-lost tape of old, unused Mayhem-era riffs from 98/99, the concept of starting a new project based around these ideas manifested itself quickly.

Soon, a new vision was born for an album immersed in Brazilian witchcraft and the left-hand path of the Umbanda tradition - a practice in which Blasphemer himself is taught in - to deliver a new blackened opus in the vein Blasphemer has been synonymous with since his inception into Mayhem back in 1994 (until 2007).
'Black Royal Spiritism - I.O Sino Da Igreja' is RUIM's debut studio album.

It presents a glimpse of something new, unique, visionary & highly eclectic.

This album marks the beginning of a concept set to span a trilogy of releases exploring & incorporating a deeply personal expression of Blasphemer's own beliefs regarding the greater spirits of the left-hand path.

A pitch-black offering, 'Black Royal Spiritism' is steeped in ominous & eerie, unnerving darkness.

Each track is meticulously woven with a sinister undercurrent, given flesh by Blasphemer's highly distinctive brutal riffing style, with atmospheric, ambient & clean passage interludes featuring among the chaos.

Vocals on 'Black Royal Spiritism - I.O Sino Da Igreja' are also handled by Blasphemer himself, sung in a mix of English, Portuguese & Norwegian, with lyrical themes rooted in a celebration & dedication to the lore & rituals of linha da esquerda.

'Black Royal Spiritism - I.O Sino Da Igreja' was recorded at Drudenhaus Studio in France & mastered by Jack Control at Enormous Door.

Proscriptor McGovern from 'Absu' also makes a guest appearance on a savage re-recording of the Mayhem classic 'Fall Of Seraphs' bringing fresh life to the track, which Blasphemer wrote back in 1995 & which originally featured on the 'Wolf's Lair Abyss' EP.

1. Blood.Sacrifice.Enthronement ( 10:09 )
2. The Triumph ( Of Night & Fire ) ( 04:36 )
3. The Black House ( 05:36 )
4. Black Royal Spiritism ( 07:08 )
5. Evig Dissonans ( 05:21 )
6. Fall Of Seraphs ( 06:01 )
7. Ao Rio ( 04:01 )