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TRIUMPHANT BLACK METAL SUPREMACY FROM THE FORMER MAYHEM GUITARIST/ VLTIMAS FOUNDER, BLASPHEMER.
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.
The startling 1996 debut album of dark atmospheric Black Metal from Katatonia mastermind Anders 'Blackheim' Nyström.
“A work of considerable depth and power.” - Metal Archives
Ravendusk In My Heart combines fantastic imagery, which work alongside accomplished atmospherics mixed with cold Black Metal (bringing to mind the early works of Emperor).
The album was recorded at the famous Unisound Studio in September 1995, produced by Dan Swanö and Blackheim, and mixed by Swanö (Opeth, Dissection, and Marduk).
To fans of black metal, Dødheimsgard need no introduction, being as they are one of the great purveyors of the Norwegian Black Metal creative evolution. The band was formed in 1994 by Aldrahn (Thorns, The Deathtrip) and Vicotnik (Ved Buens Ende). The early incarnation was that of a raw and at times melodic black metal band, with their debut album also featuring Darkthrone’s Fenriz on bass.
THE NORWEGIAN EXPERIMENTAL BLACK PROGRESSIVE METAL PURVEYORS RETURN WITH A 68 MINUTE DARK MASTERPIECE OF CHALLENGING & UNNERVING INTROSPECTION
‘A Umbra Omega’ is DHG’s first album since 2007’s ‘Supervillain Outcast’ opus, and undoubtedly marks the band’s most challenging work to date; twisted, technical, sprawling, progressive epics and an inverted outlook on existence from the depths of band mastermind/writer/producer Vicotnik, with similarities drawn to previous classic DHG works such as ‘666 International’ and ‘Satanic Art’ whilst being taken to a whole new level.
Originally released in 2002, We’re Going to Hell for This is a compilation of rarities featuring unreleased material spanning 1992-2001.
The collection also includes live tracks, demo tracks, and cover versions of classics by the likes of Darkthrone, Discharge and Venom.
The live tracks featured here were recorded in Switzerland and also at the famous Inferno festival in Norway and contain an excellent selection of Carpathian live carnage.