Doomed heavy metal outfit KHEMMIS have partnered with Decibel Magazine today, to reveal a stream of a new single titled “Sigil.” The crushing b-side was previously only available as part of Decibel’s Flexi Series that accompanies the magazine’s current November issue #205. Listen now!
Commenting on the track guitarist/vocalist Ben Hutcherson states:
“’Sigil’ is a d-beat-driven rager that we wrote and recorded during the Deceiver sessions with Dave Otero. It combines hallmarks of the “Khemmis sound” – harmonized riffs, pounding drums, and soaring vocal melodies punctuated with vicious screams – with a decidedly bleaker, more aggressive approach to our signature style of doomed heavy metal. When Decibel approached us about contributing a new song to their Flexi series, we knew that “Sigil” was the perfect candidate and that it required a powerful visual companion piece. Enter our friend Daniel Warren Johnson (Murder Falcon, Wonder Woman: Dead Earth) whose monochromatic illustration of otherworldly horror perfectly captured the apocalyptic heart of the song.”
Stream “Sigil” Here: https://bit.ly/3mrLSzL
Purchase Decibel Magazine’s November Issue
w/Khemmis’ “Sigil” Flexi Single Here: https://bit.ly/3lj5VRP
KHEMMIS will make their long-awaited return this fall with the release of their fourth full-length album, “Deceiver.” Set to be released on November 19th from Nuclear Blast, their first record in over three years is their darkest release to date.
Pre-order “Deceiver” now at http://www.nuclearblast.com/khemmis-deceiver
Watch the official video for the record’s first single “Living Pyre” here: https://youtu.be/ArXF9cAa2XA
KHEMMIS will make their return to the stage for a show on December 11th in Brooklyn, NY at Saint Vitus Bar. Tickets are on-sale now at https://link.dice.fm/6CRdddVVpjb.
1. Avernal Gate
2. House of Cadmus
3. Living Pyre
4. Shroud of Lethe
5. Obsidian Crown
6. The Astral Road
Restlessly awakening from the depths of a feverish slumber, doomed heavy metal masters KHEMMIS return to reveal their fourth full length studio album, “Deceiver,” arriving via Nuclear Blast Records in November 2021. Six tracks of desolate, soul-awakening heaviness encapsulate a project that has been nearly three years in the making. With a title that reflects the internal struggles that many of us battle in our daily lives, “Deceiver” is a ferociously honest and appetizingly raw piece of musical artistry.
While the lyrical themes of “Deceiver,“sorrow, pain, longing for hope, will no doubt be familiar to longtime fans, these six songs display a broader collection of musical influences than on any other KHEMMIS record to date. “It being our 4th album, especially after the transition between the last two albums, it felt really freeing. We felt that we could really do anything on this record,” explains drummer Zach Coleman. “There’s a lot here that we’ve never done before,” adds Pendergast. “In some areas it gets darkly psychedelic. I think we found a cool way to mutate things using transitions that feel really natural. There is a subtle symmetry between the first and last songs which is one of the things that makes listening to the full album a satisfying holistic experience. It builds from almost nothing, becomes very dark, and then you slowly crawl out of that lowest circle of hell.”
KHEMMIS’s “Deceiver” is a beautiful, musically ambitious journey from beginning to end drenched in impassioned melody and complex, unrestrained variations of sonic savagery adorned with chilling, intensely tragic cover art by frequent collaborator Sam Turner.
Ben Hutcherson (Guitar & Vocals)
Phil Pendergast (Vocals & Guitar)
Zach Coleman (Drums)