Continuing our endeavour to keep you hooked up to the latest on the label, we are stoked to bring to you the first look of the artwork that American Black Metal band Sarcoptes have released for their upcoming EP, ‘Plague Hymns‘. The artwork is a spectacular creation by Ze Burnay, and features the band’s logo designed by acclaimed artist Christophe Szpadjel, of Emperor logo fame. You can listen to ‘The Vertigo Soul’ from this October ’20-release EP AT THIS LINK.
Sarcoptes (United States) – Plague Hymns ( EP release TBA)
Genre – Black Metal
Release Date – October 2nd, 2020
Record Label – Transcending Obscurity Records
For fans of – Emperor, Sathanas, Nifelheim, Aura Noir, Destroyer 666, Immortal, Absu, Abbath, early Satyricon
Following on the heels of the highly acclaimed debut full length album that showcased Sarcoptes‘ ingenuity of blending thrash and death metal influences effortlessly in an epic black metal template, on this new EP they take things up a notch and exhibit renewed passion and flair further cementing their unique yet highly enjoyable sound. The two songs here are terrific examples of brilliant songwriting that weaves together myriad elements without losing cohesion or continuity. The result is absolutely thrilling and rivetting; the songs don’t seem to overstay their welcome despite being long and continue their epic and intense onslaught without ever waning. This EP serves as a perfect precursor to the upcoming full length album that is in the works. If this is anything to go by, the future of US black metal is in safe hands.
Band lineup –
Garrett Garvey – Vocals
Drums Sean Zimmerman – Guitars, Bass and Keyboards
Artwork by Ze Burnay
Logo by Christophe Szpajdel
Layout by Francesco Gemelli
Track listing –
1. The Vertigo Soul
2. La Moria Grandissima