French death/black metallers TEMPLE OF BAAL premiered the first track off their upcoming album entitled Verses Of Fire. The release is coming out on October 22nd in Europe and November 12th in North America via Agonia Records.
"Verses Of Fire'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 of '?? ?????? 418', or the furious 'Bloodangel', to the thrashing mayhem of 'Golden Wings Of Azazel', or 'Lord Of The Raging Seas' double bass drum's mid tempo. Eerie, haunting black metal vibes are never neglected though; 'The Tenth Aethyr', or the conclusive, 9 minute epic 'Walls Of Fire' bring the band back to their primal influence - the sinister sounds of early 90's black/death metal.
The album will be available as digipack CD, limited double LP and extra limited gold LP (66 copies only).
The band commented: "We've always seen black metal as the sacred music of the "other side", and this album is sacred to its very core. 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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'The 10th Aethyr'
'Gates Of Death'
'Gnosis Of Fire'
'Golden Wings Of Azazel'
'Lord Of The Raging Seas'
'Walls Of Fire'
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