Debemur Morti is proud to announce the signing of Czechia’s INFERNO!
Formed in 1995 and adhering to radical currents of Black Metal devilry for five albums and numerous split releases, Inferno shook the underground with two daring albums of sinister surrealism, “Omniabsence Filled by His Greatness” in 2013 and “Gnosis Kardias (Of Transcension and Involution)” in 2017. Following the path winding ever downwards set out by the latest split release “Zos Vel Thagirion” shared with Greek draconian entity Devathorn, the band is currently focusing their effort on completing the upcoming long-playing opus “Phosphenes Of Aphotic Eternity”.
The band comments, “Pushing all aspects of the band to the next level has been an underlying current of thought within INFERNO for almost a decade now. Signing to Debemur Morti, a label with vision and qualities few can match, feels like a logical step in many ways since the toil on our next album brought us into truly strange realms.”
The tracking of “Phosphenes of Aphotic Eternity” will commence in the beginning of 2020 in Prague based KSV studios. Stephen Lockhart will handle mixing and mastering duties at Studio Emissary. In the subsequent months Inferno will storm concert stages with a revised setlist and renewed vigour.
Masterfully amalgamating cavernous Black Metal occultism with sinister psychedelia, INFERNO represents a high watermark for modern Black Metal, a refreshingly diabolical entity that retains its roots yet continues to push boundaries and explore new depths in a genre which often falls victim to stagnation, one which we are proud to induct into the ranks of Debemur Morti Productions.
INFERNO came into existence in 1995 in the Czech Republic and the first demo offerings „Peklo Na Zemi“ (1996) and „Temná Poselství Dávných Předků“ (1997) met with significant acclaim in the Czech scene and beyond, opening many possibilities within the radical Black Metal underground of that time. The established contacts enabled the band to share the stage with Maniac Butcher, Eminenz or Impending Doom and realize several notable 7″ LPs with iconic Moonblood or Celestia which were released or co-released by a cult label Sombre Records.
Other realized splits in the following years were with the kindred bands Maniac Butcher, Sezarbil, Infernal War, Apolokia, Fagyhamu, Tundra, The Stone, Front Beast, Amalek, Winter Blasphemer, Naburus, Sekhmet, The True Endless and last but not least with Devathorn. In the first decade of new millennium, INFERNO recorded two full-length albums of defiant, intolerant and warlike Black Metal „Duch slovanské síly“ (2001, Eclipse/Sombre), „V návratu pohanství…“ (2003, Old Legend/Terranis), raw and ominous „Nikdy nepokřtěni“ (2006, Deathrune) and concluded the period of rabid Black Metal traditionalism with “Uctívání temné zuřivosti” (2008, Undercover) which merged the currents of old into a refined offering of triumphantly melodic yet aggressive Black metal.
2009 saw the release of crucial album „Black Devotion“ (Agonia) which reshaped and regenerated the creative force within the band, prompting INFERNO to enter the well-known Swedish studio Necromorbus to seal cacophonic sounds and malevolent powers into the album entitled “Omniabsence Filled By His Greatness” (2013, Agonia/Avantgarde); Such step into the unknown paid off massively, imbuing the members with the will to overstep their self-imposed limitations.
In the following years, INFERNO performed on prominent stages around the world and secured the reputation of both savage and mystical live act. 2017 stood witness to a revelation of a monument dedicated to self-transformation and unconscious dialogue with the great other: “Gnosis Kardias (Of Transcension and Involution)” (World Terror Committee) which introduced INFERNO among the leading bands that redefine contemporary Black Metal art: A status that shall be affirmed further with the works to come.
In 2020, “Phosphenes Of Aphotic Eternity” will illumine the self-transcending currents beneath the strata of existence and the mind-bending soundscapes of INFERNO shall act as their aural mediator…
INFERNO is Adramelech (vocals), Ska-Gul (guitars), Morion (guitars), Armagog (bass guitar) and O. O. (drums).