John Frum Posts “Wasting Subtle Body” Music Video

Just days ahead of the release of a debut album, cult metal collective John Frum has now dropped a video for new song, “Wasting Subtle Body.” Check it out below. The band’s new record, “A Stirring In The Noos,” will be available for purchase and stream via Relapse Records on May 12th.

The video for “Wasting Subtle Body” was directed by Mitch Massie (Cattle Decapitation, The Locust) and is a mind-bending depiction of a terrifying ritual with haunting visuals. Massie comments:

“One thing I was really excited about with this project was to shoot nature in a way that depicts the character’s inward journey. I didn’t want to use the weird sex and death stuff I tend to do. This project was to be the beauty of nature herself! I went way out there with my camera and tried to get my inner hippie excited about tickling chakras, absorbing energy from stones, bathing in nature’s blushing design…but all I found in mother nature was death and fucking (in macro).”

The mysterious John Frum is the manifestation of four musical minds coalescing in a collective consciousness developed from time spent playing with The Dillinger Escape Plan, The Faceless, John Zorn, Cleric and many more elite projects.

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John Frum Posts “Pining Light” Live Video

As the release date for the band’s debut record draws closer, cult metal collective John Frum has shared an epic live video for “Pining Light” today that was filmed at Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn, NY on April 15th.

The studio version of the song can be found on the band’s forthcoming album, “A Stirring In The Noos,” which will be released via Relapse Records on May 12th. Pre-orders are online now over here.

This new video for “Pining Light” was filmed by Frank Huang (Maximum Volume Silence) and can be seen below. The mysterious John Frum is the manifestation of four musical minds coalescing in a collective consciousness developed from time spent playing with The Dillinger Escape Plan, The Faceless, John Zorn, Cleric and many more elite projects.

John Frum’s unorthodox debut maneuvers through 40 minutes of darkly psychedelic and meticulously crafted death metal, the backdrop of a bad trip.

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John Frum Releases “Memory Palace” Video

Enigmatic, cult metal collective John Frum just unveiled a video for new song “Memory Palace.” The song is found on the band’s upcoming, debut album, “A Stirring In The Noos,” which is set for release through Relapse Records on May 12th.

Pre-orders are online now right here. The band also comments: “‘Memory Palace’ is a journey into the ever changing and expanding void we find ourselves hurtling through, and a reflection on the fleeting knowledge one stands to gain within. It also speaks to the pitfalls of our god complex and the futility of enlightenment on any scale.”

The mysterious John Frum is the manifestation of four musical minds coalescing in a collective consciousness developed from time spent playing with The Dillinger Escape Plan, The Faceless, John Zorn, Cleric and many more elite projects. This unorthodox debut maneuvers through 40 minutes of darkly psychedelic and meticulously crafted death metal, acting as the backdrop of a bad trip. Fans can also see the band live:

April 14 – Philadelphia, PA – Shred Shed w/ Surgeon + Night Raids + Special Guest Headliner TBA
April 15 – New York, NY – St. Vitus w/ Imperial Triumphant + Special Guest Headliner TBA
April 16 – Baltimore, MD – Metro Gallery w/Cemetery Piss + Special Guest Headliner TBA

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Possession Streaming New Track “Beast Of Prey”

Today, the Belgian black/death coven Possession premieres new track “Beast of Prey.” The track hails from debut album, “Exorkizein,” set for international release on April 7th as a joint cooperation between Invictus Productions and Iron Bonehead Productions.

Invictus will handle the album’s CD release while Iron Bonehead will handle its vinyl LP version. Hear Possession’s “Beast of Prey” below. The full track listing is as follows:

1. Intro
2. Sacerdotium
3. Infestation – Manifestation – Possession
4. Beast Of Prey
5. In Vain (streaming here)
6. Take The Oath
7. Preacher’s Death

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Ascended Dead Streaming “Subconscious Barbarity”

Today the American death metal cult Ascended Dead streams new track “Subsconscous Barbarity,” taken off the band’s impending “Abhorrent Manifestation” full-length release.

“Abhorrent Manifestation” is set for international release tomorrow (March 17th) via Invictus Productions in conspiracy with Dark Descent Records (Invictus will handle the album’s European release while Dark Descent will handle its North American release). The full track listing is as follows:

1. The Promised Time
2. Blood Thirst
3. Perdition
4. Ensnared for Eternity
5. Dormant Souls
6. Subsconscous Barbarity
7. Fissure of Chaos
8. Dawn of Armageddon
9. Last Ritual
10. Inexorable Death

Abhorrent Manifestation by Ascended Dead

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In The Company Of Serpents Posts Advance “Ain-Soph Aur” Album Stream

This Friday, Denver doom duo In The Company Of Serpents will officially unveil stunning new studio offering, “Ain-Soph Aur.” In advance of its release, the record has come online for an early stream – listen in below.

The six-track “Ain-Soph Aur” takes its name from the three veils of negative existence which precede the manifestation of the material universe in the philosophy of Hermetic Qabalah, a Western esoteric tradition involving mysticism and the occult. The phrase translates to “Limitless Light,” and is emblematic of the Qabalistic concepts which are central to the record.

The album was captured at Flatline Audio in Denver by Dave Otero (Cattle Decapitation, Khemmis, Cephalic Carnage) and will see independent release on March 10th, 2017 on digital and vinyl formats.

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John Frum Posts “Presage Of Emptiness” Music Video

The patron saints of altered states known as John Frum welcome in the golden age of musical enlightenment with “A Stirring In The Noos.” Nearly 6 years in the making, John Frum’s unorthodox debut maneuvers through 40 minutes of darkly psychedelic and meticulously crafted death metal, acting as a medium for malefic musings, the backdrop of a bad trip.

The mysterious John Frum is the manifestation of four musical minds coalescing in a collective consciousness developed from time spent playing with The Dillinger Escape Plan, The Faceless, John Zorn, Cleric and many more elite projects. This collective statement was issued about the band name:

“The band John Frum borrows its alias from the Cargo Cults of the South Pacific. Similar to American soldiers receiving air-dropped supplies during WWII, these Cargo Cults believed certain behaviors and rituals would bring riches and ‘cargo’ down from the heavens. Some believed the elaborate flag rituals of the troops working the airfields would bring the arrival of more planes, when in fact the soldiers were just helping the pilots land.

“Essentially, we are all Cargo Cults, misunderstanding cause and effect, creating narratives and outcomes to support our clung-to beliefs about our strange traditions, all in a futile attempt to make some sense of things that simply don’t. Amongst other things, our music is a reaction to Cargo Cult Science in modern times. ‘A Stirring in the Noos’ is our humble greeting, the first transmissions from the mind of John Frum.”

Today, John Frum has unveiled a video for debut track, “Presage of Emptiness,” which can be viewed below. The band comments that this track is “a tribute to the ever-ebbing dark: consuming blindly and extinguishing indiscriminately, eclipsing itself and all of creation.”

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Locust Leaves Releasing “A Subtler Kind Of Light”

Coming from Greece, Locust Leaves has been an elusive entity for a very long time. “A Subtler Kind Of Light,” the band’s first full-length album to be released professionally, is just the pinnacle of an underground trajectory spent far from the spotlights, cultivating an ecumenical vision of metal that along the years has spawned many quality recordings.

Featuring drummer Vorskaath (Zemial) and guitarist Ayloss (Spectral Lore), “A Subtler Kind Of Light” is graced by Nick K.’s passionate, spine-chilling vocal performance and by the talent of multi-instrumentalist/songwriter Helm, also author of the enigmatic album cover and inside artwork.

“The album is about transmutation,” explains Helm, “it’s about becoming who you’ve always known you had to be – and running against the manifestation of Empyrean law in the process: The Creator, overseeing the Pillar of All Names on which we are all carved in constellations of complicity in the injustice of this world. The cost paid for one’s desire for transmutation is high as the Good Lord mangles one in our name of the many.

“Logic, catalogue, the power of the archive prevails… Or does it? Even broken and crushed to near nothing, something remains. Something must always remain. A voice, a final utterance of a vague, illogical, recurring consonant/vowel that can’t be pinpointed down or disambiguated with our science: ‘h’. This last utterance turns a fall into flight, and tragedy to myth. A silver soul floats forever through the darkness and towards the more subtle light of the dark star in the sky.”

1. Light / Fos (08:22)
2. Pillar / Vraxos (11:01)
3. Fall / Ptosi (09:55)
4. Flight / Ptisi (06:13)

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In The Company Of Serpents Reveals New Album “Ain-Soph Aur”

Denver doom duo In The Company Of Serpents will release a new studio offering this March 10th, 2017. Titled “Ain-Soph Aur,” the entrancing six-track recording was captured last year at Flatline Audio in the band’s home city by Dave Otero (Cattle Decapitation, Khemmis, Cephalic Carnage).

“Ain-Soph Aur” takes its name from the three veils of negative existence which precede the manifestation of the material universe in the philosophy of Hermetic Qabalah, a Western esoteric tradition involving mysticism and the occult.

“The phrase translates to ‘Limitless Light,’ and is emblematic of the Qabalistic concepts which are central to the record,” elaborates vocalist Grant Netzorg. “Thematically, this record explores personal discovery and evolution through the lens of Qabalistic and Hermetic thought. It is about shedding the dross and superfluous baggage heaped upon us by society and blind adherence to convention in favor of pursuing the true self at the core of every being.”

“Musically,” he continues, “we’re exploring territory that we’ve alluded to in the past on songs like ‘Rendered Unto Ash,’ but haven’t had a chance to really explore until this record. We’ve previously written many songs that are unrelentingly heavy the whole way through, while on this record we’re exploring the softer, spookier elements of our writing to a much greater degree. The heaviness is still there, rest assured. The closing track, ‘Limitless Light,’ is probably the heaviest thing we’ve written. But that heaviness is contrasted by the more prominent use of dark, sparse passages, and that in turn adds much more impact and heft to those heavy elements.”

1. Middle Pillar
2. Nothingness
3. Crucible
4. Merkabah
5. Limitless Nothingness
6. Limitless Light

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Engulfed Reveals New Album “Engulfed In Obscurity”

Engulfed has announced the release of debut full-length album “Engulfed In Obscurity,” due out in February. The album will feature nine tracks and cover artwork by Nick Keller. Hellthrasher Productions comments:

“The arts of death worship and devilry are being executed once more in the madness-filled streets of Kadiköy. Engulfed, the notorious death metal quartet known for their putrid smelling 2012 EP, ‘Through The Eternal Damnation’ are back with their first full-length ‘Engulfed in Obscurity.’

“Containing members from other honourable Turkish metal desecrators such as Decaying Purity, Burial Invocation, and Diabolizer, this manifestation of infernal perversions and glorification of death itself will be unleashed in February 2017 by Hellthrasher Productions on CD format, followed by vinyl version to be released by Blood Harvest Records in April/May 2017.”

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