From formless mist emerges the Chthonic Cult and their debut album, “I Am the Scourge of Eternity,” set for international release on January 22, 2016 via Iron Bonehead Productions for the vinyl LP format.
As vocalist/guitarist Hyperborean explains, the album “is a collection of visions, visions not necessarily of my own. The character’s visions arise from meditation and from madness, from ritual and from suffering the mundane, from contemplation of the sacred light and the sacred darkness and of the decay of the world which the Gods have abandoned, from the witnessing of the face of the One who builds and destroys, who tortures and heals. The visions transgress time in the witnessing of the beginning, the end, and the countless rebirths of this despicable world, yet, since visions only they are, lead ultimately to the realisation that we are, in fact, slaves to time and its cycles, slaves that can only be redeemed by the Creator and the Destroyer and the ritual and the sacred madness that dwells in us all.”
Tape and CD versions will be out earlier on Iron Bonehead and NecroShrine, respectively. The track listing is as follows:
1. As the Void Beckons
2. The Abyss Triumphant
4. I Am the Scourge of Eternity