Today, mysterious Portuguese black metal cult Ancient Burial premiere the new track “Into the Land of Death” at heavily trafficked web-portal NoCleanSinging.com. The track hails from the band’s striking debut album, Beyond the Watchtowers, set for international release on May 1st via Signal Rex on vinyl LP and cassette tape formats. Hear Ancient Burial‘s “Into the Land of Death” in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Ancient Burial hail from the darkest underbelly of Portugal’s forever-thriving raw black metal scene. Although a new entity, with no prior public recordings existing, the band mysteriously may or may not include members of other high-profile hordes. Nevertheless, what they’ve created with their debut album stands for serious reckoning.
Ominously titled Beyond the Watchtowers, Ancient Burial‘s first full-length indeed goes BEYOND: a hysteric, hellacious black (w)hole of horrific frequencies, each smothering the senses with hypnotic magick and almost avant-garde crudity. In one sense, the album slots complementarily alongside so much paradigmatic Portuguese black metal, particularly from the Black Circle, instilling a similar sense of possession and otherworldly intent; but in another, more accurate sense, Ancient Burial bury themselves more deeply into trance states that delicately walk the line between improvisational meltdown and motorik catatonia, carrying over that beyond-obsidian embrace right into the very heart of the listener. Or, more accurately, those who would go Beyond the Watchtowers…
Mystery or none, Ancient Burial will be performing at this year’s Invicta Reqviem Mass VI, curated by Signal Rex and set to take place on December 4th and 5th in Porto, Portugal.
In the meantime, hear the brand-new track “Into the Land of Death” exclusively HERE, courtesy of NoCleanSinging.com. Also hear the previously revealed opening track “Intro + Nighthunt” HERE at Signal Rex‘s Bandcamp. Cover and tracklisting are as follows:
Tracklisting for Ancient Burial’s Beyond the Watchtowers
1. Intro + Nighthunt
2. Wolferian Woods of Belial
3. Into the Land of Death
4. Ritualistic Trinity of Evil
5. Dark Path Disciples
6. Hunger for Desecration
7. Eclipse de Almas