Hells Headbangers announces the signing of Finnish blackthrash cult Sadokist. The first fruit of this union shall be the band’s highly anticipated second album, Necrodual Dimension Funeral Storms, which will see release through the label later this year on CD and vinyl LP formats.
Sadokist formed in 2007 and have lurked deep in the fertile Finnish underground since 2007, brewing up demos that pronounced its foremost aims: the telltale Evil Sado Fuckin’ Metal in 2008 and 2010’s Horrors From Hell, with a split tape in between with comrades Black Angel fittingly titled Sadomatik Angel Attack. A couple more demos followed in 2012, and all this hard graft eventually culminated in the opus of obscurity now known as Thy Saviour’s Halo, Held by Horns, the band’scult-classic debt album from 2014. Deeply and reverently committed to their classic forebears – from the early Big Three of Teutonic thrash to the first explosions of filth from the ’80s South American underground, not to mention the almighty Bathory and Necrovore – Sadokist nevertheless exude an effervescent elan and caustic, careening charm that immediately put them well beyond mere “retro” retread. In fact, their youthful vibrancy put Thy Saviour’s Halo, Held by Horns over the hump of over-familiarity and into a realm populated by the likes of Nifelheim, Desaster, and Aura Noir, such is the strength of Sadokist‘s songwriting.
Now allied with longtime fans Hells Headbangers, Sadokist are prepared to unleash their second full-length nuclear detonation: Necrodual Dimension Funeral Storms. The album was recorded at the band’s rehearsal space and then finished at Megahammer’s home studio during 2017-2018. Mandatory headbanging shall spill over into total and utter possession; the effect shall be instantaneous as well as long-lasting.
A statement from the band reads: “After our latest album, Thy Saviour’s Halo, Held by Horns, Sadist Stalker got reinforced by seventh new drummer, Sagittariuz Perverzor [also of Morgal], and Vorrtexx Armageddon has stayed on his duty as solo guitarist. Werwolf Records got interested in our first album and suggested us to Hells Headbangers, which we are very pleased with. We’ll see how our alliance goes in the future, but until then, unjoy Necrodual Dimension Funeral Storms….”
Release date, cover art, and preorder info to be announced shortly. For more info, consult the links below.