Polish dark metal duo MISANTHUR are now releasing a brand new single “On the Heights of Despair’, taken from their debut record ‘Ephemeris‘. The album will be out on October 15, via Season of Mist Underground Activists.
Listen to the new song at the Season of Mist Youtube Channel HERE.
MISANTHUR comment: The second single “On the Heights of Despair” was inspired by the book with the same title, written by one of the most prominent philosophers of nihilism – Emil Cioran. The dark, heavy and eerie atmosphere is intertwined with the soothing yet cruel cathartic moment. The song expresses the loathing of the passing time but also shows the dimmed fire of hope in one’s mundane existence, which is perfectly connected with the full concept of the upcoming debut album “Ephemeris”.
Pre-sales for ‘Ephemeris’ are live in the Season of Mist shop HERE.
MISANTHUR have also unveiled the cover artwork and tracklist of ‘Ephemeris’. The artwork was created by Januz Miralles and can be found below.
1. Enter the Void (07:44)
2. Dense Mental Trace (02:48)
3. On the Heights of Despair (06:51)
4. Essence (08:03)
5. Black Clouds & No Silver Linings (07:38)
6. Ephemeris (06:21)
7. The Serpent Crawls (09:14)
8. Crush the Stone with the Sea (07:09)
The two prophets collected under the banner of MISANTHUR herald the fall and spiritual putridity of humanity by creating art resonating fully with pain, anxiety and degradation. Founded in Częstochowa, Poland in one night in 2015 by Hellscythe and Draugr, MISANTHUR begun to take form.
Inspired by metal and non-metal genres, MISANTHUR merge trance percussion, earthbreaking bass, crushing guitars and hellish vocals with (post)apocalyptic ambient landscapes and noise to create its own oeuvre and paint the stories and scenery of mundane spiritual wasteland.
The band’s debut record ‘Ephemeris’ was written with the aim of capturing the concept of personal degradation, one’s own journey into the deepest corners of consciousness, one’s own weaknesses, fears, and monsters hidden in ego and identity, in the context of the fragility and evanescence nature of human life.
The only constant thing is change. The only sure thing is entropy.
Agnieszka Leciak – guest vocals on “Essence”
Hellscythe – Vocals, Guitars, Synthesizers, FXs, Drums, Programming
Draugr – Bass Guitar, Drum Programming
Recording studio: Witchshifter Studio
Producer: Albert Paciulan (Hellscythe)
Mix / master:
Czyściec Studio / Michał Kuźniak (premix & reamping)
Witchshifter Studio / Albert Paciulan (Hellscythe)
Cover art: Januz Miralles
Available formats: CD, Vinyl, digital