French blackened death metal outfit Temple Of Baal will issue their new album, Verses Of Fire, next month.
The album will be released on October 22 in Europe and November 12 in North America on Agonia Records.
A press release claims the album’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 or the furious ‘Bloodangel,’ to the thrashing mayhem of ‘Golden Wings Of Azazel’ or the double-bass-drum mid-tempo of ‘Lord Of The Raging Seas.’ Eerie, haunting black metal vibes are never neglected, though: ‘The Tenth Aethyr’ or the conclusive, nine-minute epic ‘Walls Of Fire’ bring the band back to their primal influence — the sinister sounds of early ’90s black/death metal.”
The record will be available as digipack CD, limited double LP and extra-limited gold LP (66 copies only).
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“We’ve always seen black metal as the sacred music of the ‘other side,’ and this album is sacred to its very core,” says the band. “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.”
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