Cleric Premiere New Song “Ifrit” From Upcoming New Album “Retrocausal”

Philadelphia quartet Cleric presents sophomore album “Retrocausal”, its first new full-length in seven years. “Retrocausal” is set for a December 8th release on Web of Mimicry, the label owned by musician Trey Spruance of Mr. Bungle and Secret Chiefs 3.

Stream new track “Ifrit” from “Retrocausal” below:

Retrocausal by Cleric

“Retrocausal is an adventure story set in a dystopian future. Cleric vocalist/keyboardist Nick Shellenberger explains: “Lyrically, Retrocausal opens a window into a bleak sci-fi landscape plagued by environmental fallout, in which corrupt governments send their citizens to die, and centers around one submarine crew that learns of their intended fate and chooses to pursue the beyond, despite the terrors that await. Told from different perspectives throughout the record, it’s a story of hope, fear, uncertainty, and constant struggle in the face of failure and death, and in search of something that may never be.”

The album was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Colin Marston (Gorguts, Dysrhythmia) at The Thousand Caves in Queens, New York.

The artwork was created by Cleric’s Nick Shellenberger.

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Mysticum To Reissue "In The Streams Of Inferno" Album

Early 90’s pioneering industrial black metal act Mysticum and Peaceville Records are proud to announce the reissue of the band’s debut album, “In the Streams of Inferno,” on February 26th.

The reissued version will feature an extensive remastering, courtesy of Tom Kvålsvoll at Strype Studios in Oslo, Norway, along with two bonus songs and bonus DVD. The packaging also contains new artwork made in close association with the band to fully reflect the intended vision, plus liner notes and additional lyrics. The release will be available in both CD and vinyl format.

The bonus DVD will contain two live shows from 1996: “Grotten” in Asker, Norway has until now been totally unknown to the masses except for the few that were present at the show. The other show is the more well-known Bradford, U.K. set from Mysticum’s European tour with Marduk and Gehenna. Peaceville also comments:

“A perfect concoction of cold, primitive black metal and forward-thinking ideas from an act unafraid to push boundaries, the hell of In the Streams of Inferno has had a lasting and profound impact on many since 1996.

“The band was originally signed to Euronymous’ Deathlike Silence Productions label, such was his belief in the band (Mysticum even featured Hellhammer from Mayhem in their line-up for a brief period). However, this venture proved to be cut short following his death, forcing Mysticum to look elsewhere for the release of their eventual debut album, In the Streams of Inferno finally surfacing in 1996.

“Unifying the core trio of Herr General Cerastes, Svartravn and Mean Malmberg in late 2011, Mysticum has commenced work on its follow-up album, Planet Satan, to be released 2013 on Peaceville Records.”

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