DARK FORTRESS release video clip for “Pali Aike”; “Spectres from the Old World” out now!

Upon the street date of their new album, “Spectres from the Old World”, venerated black metal specialists DARK FORTRESS are releasing a video clip for “Pali Aike”

V. Santura (guitar) about the song: “’Pali Aike’ is a song with a particularly compelling groove and a very dense atmosphere. If you wanna hear some fast stuff, though, listen to the album in its entirety!

Morean (vocals) further explains: “An ode to the violent volcanic forces that shaped our Earth, inspired by my visit of a remote, little-known volcanic site in Southern Chile. The area had been inhabited for many thousands of years before the first European settlers arrived, and these natives called this site the ‘home of the devils’ in their language (‘pali aike’). The lyrics are a literal description of how I experienced the place – eerily haunted, scattered with sun-bleached bones left by hunting mountain lions, and filled with mirages invoked by awe-inspiring shapes and colors of moss-covered lava formations and lakes that miraculously disappear when you get close to them. The violent and tragic history of settlement of this remote corner of the world gives a morbid twist to the site’s now tranquil and peaceful aura of abandonment.

After a six-year gap, Germany’s darkest sons continue where “Venereal Dawn” (2014) left off conceptually, Morean (vocals) explains: “Together with the rest of the human race, the protagonist reincarnated as a disembodied creature of pure light in ‘On Fever’s Wings’, the last song of ‘Venereal Dawn’. The new album attempts to draw a picture of such a mind’s perspective on life – reincarnating as pure, massless energy. The narrator has become the fabric of the universe itself. This is where heavy physics and string theory come in.

“Spectres from the Old World” is more direct, more aggressive than its predecessors. At no time in DARK FORTRESS’ history have they reached so far out into the darkness, only to find the domine of astronomy non-existent, the end merely an end. Recorded, engineered, mixed, and mastered by V. Santura at Woodshed Studios throughout 2019, “Spectres from the Old World” marks an important milestone in DARK FORTRESS’ journey along actual and spiritual left-hand paths.

Glimpse into the endless black of the universe on “Spectres from the Old World”, which is available in the following formats, please note that the physical release was pushed back in North America to March 13 due to a manufacturing error:
Ltd. CD Mediabook (outside of USA)
CD Digipak (USA)
Gatefold black 2LP
100x Gatefold transparent blue 2LP – via the CM Distro Onlineshop (SOLD OUT!)
200x Gatefold transparent petrol green 2LP – via CM Distro
200x Gatefold transparent magenta 2LP – via EMP and Nuclear Blast
Digital Album
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The band previously released three conceptual semi-static clips to get everybody in the mood for “Spectres from the Old World”:
“Pulling at Threads”:
“The Spider In The Web”:

DARK FORTRESS have confirmed the following shows a month after “Spectres from the Old World” is released:
26.03.20 (DE) Munich – Feierwerk
27.03.20 (CH) Wetzikon – Hall Of Fame 
28.03.20 (DE) Bochum – Matrix
29.03.20 (NL) Rotterdam – Baroeg

The following festivals are announced as well:
11.04.20 (NO) Oslo – Inferno Festival
24.05.20 (USA) Baltimore – Maryland Deathfest
27/28.06.20 (USA) Los Angeles – California Deathfest
23.07.20 (SK) Drevenice Reviste – Gothoom Festival
28.07.20 (SVN) Tolmin – Metaldays

Seraph – drums
Phenex – keys
Morean – vocals
Asvargr – guitars
V. Santura – guitars


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