Ritual Productions are pleased to announce the impending release of the new Basalt rite, Silêncio Como Respiração, which will see light of day this Spring. The band’s first full-length rite for the label exemplifies Basalt’s seething mistrust and subsequent undying defiant spirit in the face of revulsive political rhetoric and tumultuous times.
One of the first tracks written for the album was ‘Circumspice’. Carrying an imposing sense of urgency and intense ferocity, the track speaks of the creation of national heroes and its use to maintain controlling traditions, with vocalist Marcelo Fonseca commenting: “To build myths, kings, martyrs establishes a bond but mostly cements authority. This social control happens in a deep psychic manner”. The video for the track has now been unveiled for your perusal, directed by Basalt’s Pedro Alves.
WATCH THE VIDEO FOR THE NEW BASALT SINGLE ‘CIRCUMSPICE’
Ritual Productions welcomed Basalt into their roster back in 2018, with 2019 seeing a re-mastering – by labelmate Adam Richardson (11PARANOIAS/Ramesses) – of their their debut album, O Coração Negro da Terra (translates to ‘Black Heart of the Earth‘) on digital platforms only. The songs from their debut album are included as bonus tracks with the CD version of Silêncio Como Respiração.
FURTHER INFO ON SILÊNCIO COMO RESPIRAÇÃO INCOMING SHORTLY
Silêncio Como Respiração was recorded at Dissenso Studio, São Paulo followed by additional recording at Kaum Estúdio, São Paulo between 2018-2019. Mixed by Muriel Curi (Dissenso Studio), mastered by Neto Grous (Absolute Master) with executive production courtesy of Ritual Productions.
01/03/2020 – Fabrique Club, São Paulo (BR) w/ Amenra & Labirinto (details)
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Formed in 2015, in the riff metropolis of São Paulo, Brazil, Basalt unify elements of doom, black metal and dark experimental tones, subverting musical archetypes and create new extreme audio terrains. Harkening to the dense low-end, cavernous and intense depths of the heavy sonic, the band fuse this fury with extraordinary ambient and atmospheric scope, incorporating a unique channelling of influences and sounds. Melding rawness and discordance with progressive and expansive breadth, Basalt truly wield aural transgression and transformation.
Marcelo Fonseca – Vocals
Pedro Alves – Guitar/Vocals
Luiz Mazetto – Guitar
Leonardo Saldiva – Bass
Victor Miranda – Drums