“Age Of Capricorn“, the seventh album from one of Poland’s leading Black Metal acts, ARKONA, is nearing its release through Debemur Morti Productions. With the album slated to drop in less than three weeks, Decibel Magazine is now hosting a stream of its mighty title track.
ARKONA is where the lightless spirits of second and third wave black metal assume modern form in an all too relatable maelstrom of degradation and disquiet, alienation and anger, hypnosis and horror. Recorded, mixed, and mastered at Impressive Art Studio, “Age Of Capricorn” is blessed with a crisp production that foregrounds a jackhammer relentlessness of near-industrial proportions, leaving the listener gasping for air as they are bludgeoned into inverted cathedrals of sound. The album is completed with cover art and layout by Church Of Chaos Multimedia.
Decibel writes in part with their premiere, “Aided by a flurry of icy riffs and an intense-but-clean production job, ‘Age Of Capricorn’ feels like the sonic equivalent to being trapped in the eye of a storm: despite the chaotic and turbulent nature of the song, ARKONA keep things neat and controlled. The end result is a song and album that black metal devotees would be mistaken to miss out on as the year and decade draw to a close.“
Stream ARKONA’s “Age Of Capricorn” early only through Decibel right here.
“Age Of Capricorn” will see release through Debemur Morti Productions on digipack CD, gatefold 12″ LP, a special edition gatefold 12″ LP limited to 100 copies, and all digital platforms on December 13th. Find preorders at the European webshop, North American webshop and Bandcamp.
ARKONA is currently plotting new tour dates to support “Age Of Capricorn“. The band is confirmed to play Metalowa Wigilia 2019 alongside SÓLSTAFIR, PRIMORDIAL, CARPATHIAN FOREST, and more on December 21st, and has already started confirming tour dates for the new year including Under The Black Sun Festival 2020 with NAGLFAR, MYSTIFIER and others on July 2nd. Watch for updates to post in the months ahead.