New Zealand death metal act Heresiarch announced that the band will issue the debut full length album “Death Ordinance” this on July 7th via Dark Descent Records on both CD and digital formats. Vinyl treatment to follow.
The album breaks a three-year silence following the band’s 2014 7-inch “Waelwulf.” Heresiarch first emerged from the depths in 2011 with the Dark Descent Records-backed release “Hammer of Intransigence.”
“Death Ordinance” was recorded by V.V. in early 2017 and mixed and mastered by C. Sinclair in the Temple of Sol. Artwork for the album was done by Mistanthropic-Art and can be seen below.
Experience the band’s evolution with the premiere of the new song “Storming Upon Knaves” over at this location.
“Death Ordinance” is set in a future ravaged by 30 years of war, global societies have collapsed into anarchic warfare between tribal bands. Following nuclear warfare and EMP’s, remnants of technology are re-purposed solely for conflict. Regression becomes progress as oppression and power struggle with natural law and imminent extinction.
What remains of humanity struggles in the vestiges, the final lineage impotent and malformed, for the scraps of a dying world. The album documents the twilight of existence through three movements the onset as “Consecrating Fire” and concluding with “Desert of Ash”.
Each song is deliberate with serving a purpose compositionally, as well as with the lyrical narrative. The track listing is:
1. Consecrating Fire
2. Storming Upon Knaves
5. The Yoke
6. Iron Harvest
7. Lupine Epoch
8. Righteous Upsurgence
9. Desert of Ash