Nuclear War Now! Productions sets November 15th as the international release date for Ignivomous‘ long-awaited third album, Hieroglossia, on CD, vinyl LP, and cassette tape formats. Its release is precluded by a full European tour starting at the end of this month (dates further below).
Seven long years after the release of their sophomore album, Contragenesis, Ignivomous return with their third full-length, Hieroglossia,unveiling eight tracks of organic, primal death metal — the kind the band has become synonymous with in its 13-year existence within the death metal underground.
Borne out of the members’ desire to see a resurgence of a heavier, more dissonant style of death metal, Ignivomous were among the first wave of bands to reignite interest in the genre in the first decade of this century. Hieroglossia preserves the core membership of the band present throughout its tenure — Sean Hinds (guitar), Chris Broadway (drums), and Jael Edwards (vocals) — and presents the recording debut of Lewis Fischer on guitar (Altars) and Chris Jordon (Inverloch, Eskhaton) on bass, both of whom have cemented the band’s live assault for the previous few years in a campaign of high-profile shows in their native Australia. This lineup in its current form has secured and built upon the band’s unrelentingly legacy, oozing raw, sinister death metal pushed a step further into the void, creating an album which synthesizes the band’s influences with a definitive and individual vision. While projecting a murky and atmospheric take on the death metal template, Heiroglossia avoids sacrificing the primacy of the riff for reverb-drenched formlessness or songwriting in favor of dissonance for its own sake.
Thematically, Heiroglossia continues Ignivomous’ investigation into topics of Philosophical pessimism, influenced by the works of Thomas Ligotti and E.M. Cioran, and Gnostic concepts of the fallen and hostile nature of the material world, presented throughout with a literary sensibility which should be accustomed to those familiar with their previous output.
Ignivomous are touring Europe during September 2019, playing multiple shows in Germany in addition to Poland, Denmark, The Netherlands, Belgium, and France. Pending the general issue of the album on vinyl and CD via Nuclear War Now!, a strictly limited tour edition digipack version of the album will be available for purchase during the tour. Dates after the jump.
In the meantime, hear the brand-new track “Thalassophobia” HERE at Nuclear War Now‘s Bandcamp. Cover and tracklisting are as follows:
Tracklisting for Ignivomous’ Hieroglossia
2. Circle of Scythes
3. Cloaked in Resplendent Perdition
5. Shackles of the Demiurge
6. Blood and Mercury
7. Gaunt Redemption Parasite
8. Vitriolic Swarm
IGNIVOMOUS European tour dates
Friday 30th August – Germany Berlin – Zukunft Am Ostkreutz
Saturday 31st August – Poland Warsaw – Poglos
Sunday 1st September – Poland Wroclaw – D.K. Luksus
Monday 2nd September – Germany Dresden – Chemiefabrik
Tuesday 3rd September – Germany Kassel – TBA
Wednesday 4th September – Germany Hamburg – Bambi Galore
Thursday-Sunday 5th-8th Sept. Denmark Copenhagen Pumpehuset
Monday 9th Sept. – Holland Utrecht – dB’s
Tuesday 10th Sept. – Belgium Deinze – Elpee
Wednesday 11th Sept. – France Nantes – TBA
Thursday 12th Sept. – France Paris – TBA
Friday 13th Sept. – Switzerland Zurich – TBA
Saturday 14th Sept. – Germany Balve – Balve Cave
Sunday 15th Sept. – Germany Kiel – Alte Meierei