Nine Records has released Ad Mortem Festinamus, the new album from Polish Epic Doom group EVANGELIST. Available on CD and limited edition vinyl (300 copies), the album can be purchased and streamed at the following location: evangelistdoom.bandcamp.com/album/ad-mortem-festinamus
"Evangelist deal in a superbly overblown form of epic doom that will have lovers of ‘proper’ heavy metal weeping like babes on first contact. This is very definitely the real deal if true metal is your thing." - Sentinel Daily "Evangelist are an excellent example of the genre with masses of influence from the pioneers of the genre as well as a big incorporation of that classic heavy metal sound that we all know and love." - The Razors Edge "Big, rich guitar riffs and theatrical vocals. Throughout the six pieces included in this set, the expert musicianship and compositional art of Evangelist are on full display." - Flying Fiddlesticks "Varied and yet classic. classic Epic Doom numbers that should catch the ears of fans of the genre. Epic, dark songs performed fervently and played cleanly." - Hellfire Magazin "Fans of operatic vocals, slow-burner riffs and melodies are going to enjoy the return of Evangelist." - Metal Bulletin Zine "A welcome return after a lengthy silence. This release has a lot to offer the bigger doom metal fan." - Real Gone "This is the sort of band that I love to return to time and again, each listen rewards the patience it demands and in turn the experience is meditative and wildly entertaining at once." - Grizzly Butts
In times of doom, EVANGELIST returns with songs of death and destruction. The band was first started in the spring of 2008, with inspiration mainly coming from the obscure epic metal scene in the U.S., epic doom metal pioneers and metal classics in general. Major lyrical inspiration came from the twisted minds of R.E. Howard, H.P. Lovecraft, history, religion and spirituality of the ages gone by.
Their debut album, In Partibus Infidelium, was recorded between 2009 and 2011 and released in June 2011 by PsycheDOOMelic Records. Their sophomore record, Doominicanes, was recorded between 2012 and 2013 and released in May 2013 by Doomentia Records. In October 2014, a collaboration with CAPILLA ARDIENTE troops was revealed in the form of the infamous Capilla Ardiente/Evangelist 12” split on which EVANGELIST delivered their own version of MAYHEM’S classic “Freezing Moon.” In December 2018, after a short hiatus, their third album, Deus Vult, was released by Nine Records.
Almost one year later, recording sessions began on two new songs, as well as a rendition of one of MANILLA ROAD’S finest tracks, “Mystification.” These three songs were paired with another three tracks recorded during the Deus Vult recording sessions, and resulting in the Ad Mortem Festimaus EP.
- Anubis (On the Onyx Throne of Death)
- The Puritan
- Pale Lady of Mercy
- Towards the End
- Mystification (Manilla Road cover)
Recorded, mixed and mastered at JRStudio between Anno Domini 2016-2018 (tracks 3-5) and 2019-2020 (tracks 1,2 and 6) in two separate recording sessions by Jacek “Racek” Gruszka. Cover art drawing by Diego Spezzoni. Cover layout and packaging design by Xaay.