NEKUS set release date for BLOOD HARVEST debut mini-album, reveal first track

Blood Harvest Records sets July 17th as the international release date for Nekus‘ striking debut mini-album, Death Nova Upon the Barren Harvest, on CD and cassette tape formats. The 12″ vinyl version is set for release on August 28th.

A brand-new formation hailing from Germany, it’s not surprising that Nekus have thus far been cloaked in darkness: truly, their Metal of Death is bottomless in its depths. To experience this band is to plunge oneself into ichorous, unknowable DARKNESS; it’s all-caps DEATH METAL shot straight from (and back into) The Void.

With literally no warning whatsoever, from that Void arrives Nekus‘ debut recording, Death Nova Upon the Barren Harvest: a title portending its contents to an almost absurd degree. Throughout the course of its five-song/28-minute runtime, Nekus‘ mini-album pushes and plunders the most desolate expanses of what “death metal” is and especially could be, taking a paradoxically avant-garde approach to total caveman constructions. Riffs do indeed exist here in these expanses, unlike so much other “cavernous” death metal; they blanket and then suffocate the listener with sepulchral horror, as atmospheric as they are attacking. Below-the-gutter/above-the-cosmos voice congeals into that sickening riffery to create a most unsettling soundfield, with each epic-yet-not track deliriously dragging the listener to and fro, defiling sanity and subconscious alike. And to think…this is but a mere start for Nekus.

Wrapped in a hellishly humid and completely analog production, with suitably shadow-draped artwork to boot, Nekus‘ Death Nova Upon the Barren Harvest is the glorious beginning of the END.

Begin that glorious end with the brand-new track “Putrid Harvester” HERE at Blood Harvest‘s Bandcamp. Preorder info can be found HERE. Cover and tracklisting are as follows:

Tracklisting for Nekus’ Death Nova Upon the Barren Harvest

1. Devouring Mills
2. Putrid Harvester
3. Necromancer’s Death Chant
4. Dagger of the Corrupter


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