On December 6th internationally, Antiq is proud to present Diablation‘s striking debut album, Allégeance, on deluxe digipack CD format.
Diablation has for essence the worship of the Devil: its meaning is the fact of giving him life. Including V.Orias A. (ex-Ad Inferna) and Vicomte Vampyr Arkames (ex-Seth, ex-Ad Inferna), Hyde joined the band as bassist a few months after its creation, in the course of 2020. Two decades of silence in their musical world, black metal will have been necessary for their metallic and lyrical torments to spring up again. Dark and unhealthy, the identity of the group is forged in obscurantism and loneliness. April 2021 marked the end of the recording of their debut album, Allégeance, featuring Rose Hreidmarr (ex-Anorexia Nervosa) on the track “Ego Daemonium,” Mixed by V. Orias A. and mastered by Stefan Traunmüller at SoundTemple Studio, the eight tracks thus lay the foundation stones of a work of which this album is only the advent.
“Hell is in man, hell is man.” So could be summed up the concept of the first opus of Diablation. From the title “Aigle de Sang, Aigle du Mal” begins the descent into the depths of darkness that V. Orias A. has meticulously composed, sharpening riff after riff. Vicomte Vampyr Arkames draws on his inner being, wounded to the soul, to reveal its most painful words and cries, the most symptomatic of the evil that is gnawing at him. Supported by a majestic, dark, and tragic black metal, Diablation lays the first stone of a temple – or more precisely, of an order. The principles of this hermetic circle are enumerated over the incantations released by a voice from beyond the grave, always in French: “Reject your God, Erase your vows, Embrace the ineffable, Accept the Devil” are the commandments. Diablation, through Allégeance, offers French black metal: a black mass that will mark minds…and bodies. Now is the time to pledge allegiance.
Antiq is a label dedicated to the fully coherent concept of making music through sound, image, video, and attitude. They have been putting their entire existence into it since 2009. Over the years, Antiq have been identified as producers of not only perfectly coherent lyrics and themes through music, but also conceptual art and, of course, the manufacturing of beautiful objects. The label tries as much as it can to work with French creators, and if possible, with the smallest and most serious structures.
In the meantime, hear the brand-new track “Aigle du Mal, Aigle de Sang” HERE at the Atmospheric Black Metal Albums YouTube channel. Cover artwork, courtesy of Tancrede Szekely, and tracklisting are as follows:
Tracklisting for Diablation’s Allégeance
2. Aigle du Mal, Aigle de Sang
3. Des Ruines de la Solitude Éternelle
4. Ego Daemonium
5. La Noirceur des Limbes
6. L’Ordre Hermétique des Âmes Noires
7. Éloge du Mysticisme Impérieux
8. La Nuit Obscure de l’Âme partie 1
9. La Nuit Obscure de l’Âme partie 2