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Seprevation announce new album Consumed and reveal details

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 29th March 2014 by Nico Solheim-Davidson, the North Sea Poet

UK thrash bandits Seprevation recently announced plans for their new album Consumed along side the album’s details. The album will be released 10th May this year independently.

Formed in 2011 in Bristol, England; since their inception Seprevation have been campaigning across the UK, laying siege with a battery of hate filled lyrics and a sound to kick your pearly whites to dust, Seprevation are here for a reason and one reason only… To shatter and utterly destroy!

2012 saw the band supporting underground heavyweights Gorguts, Wormrot, Onslaught, Cannabis Corpse and many more which eventually earned the band a place at Bloodstock Festival. 2012 also marked the release of the Seprevation debut record, an EP entitled Ritual Abuse.

In 2013 the band picked up the pace signing a deal with Chaotic Tapestry Management before hitting the road with Californian Gods of gore Exhumed. That same year Seprevation jetted out to 16th Cellar Studios in Rome, Italy with acclaimed producer Stefano Morabito (Fleshgod Apocalypse, Hour Of Penance, Eyeconoclast, Acrania, Bloodshot Dawn) to lay down tracks for the debut full-length album.

A near year has dawned. Bigger, stronger and more devastating than ever, Seprevation are set to unleash hell armed with their brand new album Consumed.

Guitarist Joss Farrington comments on Consumed:

I think fans of Ritual Abuse will really like it, its more of the same in many ways, plenty of shred and old school worship but its definitely steering in our own direction, as the writing process went on the songs became more and more diverse, songs like Between Two Worlds and Dreams were written last and you can really hear the difference.

If you thought Ritual Abuse was pretty great then buy this because it’s 100 times better, 3 words – Old School Worship.

Raul Gonzalez is the mastermind behind the Consumed artwork. Guitarist Joss Farrington also commented on the artwork:

He did the Ritual Abuse art too. I suppose if there was to be a concept or theme, it would be about death, and all the bullshit that follows with it, depression, loss, escape etc. the idea of being consumed by something you cannot control.

The tracklisting for Consumed is as follows:

1. Divine Devastation
2. Servants of Suffering
3. Ascension of Agony
4. Sarcophagal Chamber
5. Dreams
6. Slave To The Grave
7. In Torment They Burn
8. Sea Of Thoughts
9. Postmortem Lividity
10. Between Two Worlds

Consumed is out May 10th 2014. Pre-Order the album at this location.

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Italian pagan metal band Draugr release stills from upcoming video

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 4th June 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson, the North Sea Poet

With a decade on the Italian metal scene under their belts, Pagan Black Metallers Draugr (No, their name wasn’t taken from Skyrim) have been filming a video for the track Legio Linteata from their second full-length album De Ferro Italico. True to its subject matter and the ethos of the band, which harks back to the country’s Pagan warrior past, the video was filmed in the ancient ruins of Alba Fucens close to Aquila and was directed by Gianmarco Colalongo. It is anticipated that when ready the video will make its internet debut on Blank TV.   Stills from the video have been uploaded onto Draugr’s Facebook page and can be seen at the band’s offical Facebook page.

Recorded and mixed by Davide Rosati in 2011 at the ACME Recording Studio in Italy, and mastered by Mika Jussila at the Finnvox Studios in Finland, the album De Ferro Italico recounts the deeds of a group of warriors whose devotion to the archaic traditions of the Italic cults of their ancestors put them in direct conflict with Rome and Emperor Theodosius’ decree, which, in 392AD,  led to the persecutions of all Pagan cults and paved the way for the rise of Christianity.  Commenting on the actual filming of the video, Ursus Arctos, Draugr’s keyboard player, said:

We especially chose the ruins of Alba Fucens in which to film the video because they have an ancient and solemn atmosphere which we thought was appropriate for a song celebrating the actions of our ancestors who risked all to oppose the forces of Roman imperialism and the Christian religion.

Formed in 2002 from the remnants of various black metal bands, and playing black metal in the style of bands such as Darkthrone, Immortal and Marduk, Draugr’s interests were always rooted in the Pagan spirit of the Abruzzo region of Italy.  It was an interest they used to develop their musical style over the years, adding keyboards in 2007 to give their sound the more epic feel that was to become what the band itself calls Italic Hordish Metal.

Draugr’s first full-length album Nocturnal Pagan Supremacy appeared on Christhunt Productions in 2006, and was followed by De Ferro Italico on To React Records in 2011.  The band is currently working on new material for their third full-length album.
Draugr is set to celebrate their 10th Anniversary with a special two hour show at Devilraid 9 in Manoppello Scalo (PE), Italy, on the 8th June.   More information about Draugr can be found on the band’s website at this location.

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