Thursday, November 24, 2016

News: Crest of Darkness debut video from upcoming album on youtube

Norwegian Black Metal band Crest of Darkness are releasing a new album tomorrow, the 25th of November. This will be their 7th full-length album, and will be called Welcome the Dead.

In the meanwhile, the band released a video for the title track, and you can watch it here:

Founder and frontman of the band, Ingar Amlein has this to say about  it:
"We wanted to make a video that offers a glimpse into the dark world of CREST OF DARKNESS.  Perhaps we are just story tellers recounting a fairytale,  and the video can certainly be viewed and enjoyed at that level, but we are also  touching on aspects of Life itself and those eternal questions that people ask themselves about life and death and the meaning of it all.

"We might not have all the answers, and in all honesty we don't even want to pretend that we do, but what we do want is to make people think for themselves, and find their own answers .  Let's face it, we are all Gods.  Each of us builds their own universe, and it just happens that the world of CREST OF DARKNESS is my universe".

Welcome the Dead was recorded at the at MLP Studio by Nils H. Mæhlum, and mastered at the Kvålsonic Lab by Tom Kvålsvoll, and it will be released on My Kingdom Music in both CD and Digital formats, as well as a double LP format which will feature a special bonus track. 

artwork by Andrea Falaschi

1. Welcome The Dead
2. Chosen By The Devil
3. Scourged And Crucified
4. My Black Bride
5. Borrowed Life
6. The Almighty
7. Memento Mori
8. The Noble Art
9. Katharsis

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Review: Aborym's upcoming album "Shifting.negative"

As mostly of you know, Aborym, from Italy, are not a Black Metal band, but have been involved in Black Metal projects and bands in the past, and is always interesting to see what these musicians are up to.
Lachryma Christi has reviewed some of their stuff before and Shifting.negative is not going to be an exception. 
So, there was a big change in the line-up of the band, and at the moment the only member that remains from old members is singer Fabban.
There is a new album coming up, through Agonia Records.
Shifting.negative was reorded by Fabban, as mentioned, Dan V (multi-instrumentalist), RG Narchost (bassist and guitarist), Davide Tiso (guitarist), Stefano Anguilli (keyboardist) and many guest musicians.
The album is very varied, although industrial. Very experimental. You can find loads of influences, such as Nine Inch Nails or even Marilyn Manson, and even more strangely, Mike Patton. Seems strange but in fact it isn't, since it was mixed and mastered by Marc Urselli at Eastside Sound Studios (Lou Reed, John Zorn, Mike Patton), in New York.
If you're looking for catchy melodies, you probably won'd find as many, although there is a lot of musicality. 
You will certainly find acoustic bits, as well as very heavy guitar riffs that still remind us of the previous releases, but this one sounds very different. There are more exquisite songs, more of a healthy noise, more of a controlled confusion, it is good. Very good.
So if you are interested in some very heavy and sometimes a bit disturbing industrial music, give it a go. Coming out on the 25th of January, 2017, and will be available as Limite Box CD (which inclues jewelcase CD with two bonus tracks, rounded embroidered patch and wine coaster), Black vinyl (limited to 500 numbered copies), brown vinyl (limited to 100 handnumbered copies), or digital.

1. Unpleasantness
2. Precarious
3. Decadence in a nutshell
4. 10050 cielo drive
5. Slipping through the cracks
6. You can't handle the truth
7. For a better past
8. Tragedies for sales
9. Going new places
10. Big h

Read more in:https://aborym.bandcamp.com

Sunday, November 20, 2016

News: Sarkom reveal second track from upcoming album

Norwegian Black Metal band Sarkom are releasing a new album on the 2nd of December through Dark Essence Records and it will be called Anti-Cosmic Art.
They are releasing a second track called Previous associates, now as targets for the gun, and you can listen to it here:

Zero Tolerance Magazine
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Friedhof Magazine
Shoot me Again Magazine
La Grosse Radio

Quite an impressive work of traditional old school Black Metal, with everything it implies, Anti-Cosmic Art count on appearances of guest musicians such as Peter Huss from Shining, Ronni Le Tekrø from TNT, and Sagstad from Roquefire and from Trollfest, as well as Perh Skjoldhammer from Alfahanne. 

(artwork by Spectrvm Lvsitani)


1.Previous associates, now as targets for the gun
3.Ruiners of our family tree
4.Seen through the eyes of a paedophile priest
5.Come, dear cancer
6.Black metal necrophilia
7.Sodomy and lust (Sodom cover)

To celebrate the release of the album, Sarkom will be playing the following date sin Norway:

03 Dec:  Good Omens, Trondheim
17 Dec:  Revolver, Oslo  

You can now pre-order Anti-Cosmic Art in CD format from:


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Review: Harrow's "Fragments of a Fallen Star" release now on CD

Harrow just re-released their album Fragments of a Fall Star, previously released in 2013. This album came out first digitally and on tape, and now just came out as a CD. You may find the artwork below.
The album has four tracks, all of them with a high atmospheric touch to them.
First track, Fragments of a Fallen Star, has an intro with acoustic and sort of spiritual sounds, if that makes sense. Soon slowly starts transforming into something different with delicate and spooky voices, which introduce you to the guitar filled strong and passionate melodies of the rest of the track and the album. Voice is quite powerful and the whole thing together takes you to a great journey where music merges with feelings and emotions.
However heavy and fast and proper Black Metalish music, this album is full or surprises, as sometimes there are some quite dark doom passages as well and then again more introspective parts. Very satisfying to listen to and some bits stay in your ear for quite a long time, for the best reasons.
Is a very energetic and vibrating release that everyone should have the pleasure to listen to and to feel.

News: Infernal War announce Polish tour with Vader

Polish black/death metal band Infernal War will be supporting Vader on a 12-day tour in Poland. The Imperium Poloniae tour will start in Poznań on the 22nd of November. 

Infernal War are promoting their latest album Axiom, released in 2015 through Agonia Records.

You may listen to a track of this album here:  


22.11.2016 - Poznań @ Blue Note, PL
23.11.2016 - Toruń @ Od Nowa, PL
24.11.2016 - Zabrze @ CK Wiatrak, PL
25.11.2016 - Wrocław @ Alibi Club, PL
26.11.2016 - Katowice @ Mega Club, PL
27.11.2016 - Rzeszów @ Life House, PL
29.11.2016 - Kraków @ Kwadrat, PL
30.11.2016 - Białystok @ Zmiana Klimatu, PL
01.12.2016 - Lublin @ Graffiti, PL
02.12.2016 - Warszawa @ Progresja, PL
03.12.2016 - Gdańsk @ B90, PL
04.12.2016 - Olsztyn @ Nowy Andergrant, PL

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Lachryma Christi relocated


After a while without posting (apologies!), Lachryma Christi has relocated. Still the same staff, same ideals, same everything, but now located in Portugal.

So if you Black Metal bands have gigs going on in Portugal, and would like to see a review on Lachryma Christi, please drop a line!

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