Once again, Iron Bonehead brings together two of the black/death underground for a split LP: Vassafor and Temple Nightside now combine forces for “Call Of The Maelstrom,” due out February 23rd. Iron Bonehead Productions comments:
“Aptly titled, ‘Call of the Maelstrom’ unites both bands not simply by geography – Vassafor hails from New Zealand, while Temple Nightside hails from Australia – but rather, a shared sensibility and strive to explore the abyss, whatever plane it may manifest itself.
“Widely revered in the underground for their serpentine sonic sorcery, Vassafor here deliver four of their most direct tracks to date, grinding forth with utter barbarism that nevertheless retains the band’s characteristically mesmeric quality – and a certain hideous hypnosis.
“On the flip, Temple Nightside carry forward the bestiality with two soul-rending shards of gnawing, beyond-sepulchral metal of death that, over their more extended length, frequently drive deep into totally doomed territory.”
A1. To Your Grave
A2. Phoenix of the Maelstrom
A3. Crowned in Irradiated Ashes
A4. Tormentum Aeturnum
B2. The Howling Void, As Wolves…