Mordgrimm has announced the new release from European black metal project, LYCHGATE.
Although founded by a single individual, Lychgate was forged through the collaboration of G. A. Chandler (ESOTERIC), Aran (LUNAR AURORA), and T. J. F. Vallely (OMEGA CENTAURI), finding its lineup filled with musicians possessing proven skill at the top of their craft, according to a press release. On their self-titled album, Lychgate blend the mood of experimental doom with the execution of soundscape and melody-driven black metal.
Lychgate is a stand-alone entity for its own cause; schismatic and disunified. Black metal is taken here and made atmospheric, avant-garde and expressive. Evidence of the collaboration of Esoteric in the sound is valid, along with similarities to the outlook of hordes EMPEROR and ABIGOR. Separate and independent from the conventions of metal, striving to create their own aural realm.
This self-titled debut full-length was recorded at Eidola Studios and Priory Studios between April and August 2012. It was mixed and mastered by Greg Chandler at Priory Studios and the release features incredible cover art by Manuel Tinnemans. Lychgate contains no programming, and all instrumentation was performed and recorded without edits.
Lychgate will be released on CD by UK label Mordgrimm and on LP by US label Gilead Media.