AKERCOCKE Release Music Video For “One Chapter Closing For Another To Begin”
October 6, 2017, a year ago
Akercocke, the celebrated masters of dark and twisted British extreme metal, have released a video for “One Chapter Closing For Another To Begin”, featured on their new studio album, Renaissance In Extremis, out now via Peaceville. Check out the video below, and order the new album in various formats at this location.
Towering above the vast majority of nefarious contemporary noisemakers, London’s Akercocke erupted across the consciousness of the UK metal scene in the late ‘90s, wielding a fiendishly inventive blend of death, black and progressive metal. Their distinctive, smartly-dressed demeanour and eloquent preoccupation with all things dark and Satanic marked them out both as ferociously individual artists and enlightened students of the pitch-black sonic code. Immediately embraced by the British faithful upon the release of debut album Rape Of The Bastard Nazarene, Akercocke spent the following decade leading the creative charge for their entire native scene.
Collectively buoyed by a renewed sense of purpose, the band reunited with former home Peaceville Records, to unleash their sixth full-length release - Renaissance In Extremis. Mixed by legendary studio guru Neil Kernon (Nile, Deicide, Thin Lizzy) and mastered in NYC by Alan Douches (Death, Misfits, Cro-Mags) at West West Side Music, Renaissance In Extremis is nothing short of a new dawn for these most eccentric of extremists.
A comprehensive reinvention and expansion of the band’s multifarious sound, Renaissance In Extremis delivers euphoric force and mind-boggling weirdness. There are scything thrash and death metal riffs in abundance, plus warped but elegant melodies and clouds of ugly dissonance; moments of unsettling calm and quiet. Renaissance In Extremis is a bold, bullish and belligerent statement of creative intent: metal’s dark spirit reborn in an explosion of bright ideas and inspirational fury.
Standard CD tracklisting:
“Unbound By Sin”
“First To Leave The Funeral”
“A Final Glance Back Before Departing”
“One Chapter Closing For Another To Begin”
“A Particularly Cold September”
“One Chapter Closing For Another To Begin” video:
Akercocke have confirmed they will be heading out on a headline tour of the UK in support of the release of Renaissance In Extremis. Hecate Enthroned will be in support.
Inner Sanctum tour:
13 - Glasgow, Scotland - Audio
14 - Sheffield, England - Corporation
15 - Milton Keynes, England - The Crauford Arms
20 - Belfast, Ireland - Voodoo
21 - Dublin, Ireland - Voodoo lounge
22 - Nuneaton, England - Queens Hall
27 - Manchester, England - Rebellion
28 - London, England - Underworld
29 - Colchester, England - The Arts Centre
Ticket details at this location.