Today, Edged Circle Productions announces January 28th, 2022 as the international release date for a brand-new EP from AngelBlast, Throne of Ashes, on 7″ vinyl format.
It was but late 2019 when AngelBlast made their swift-yet-devastating entrance into the world with the Rotting Paradise EP. Although “merely” three songs, Rotting Paradise impressed with its just-blackened-enough Metal of Death attack, recalling ’90s Morbid Angel, Dissection, Necrophobic, Malevolent Creation, and Unanimated, but already with an identity of their own. But calling AngelBlast a “new” band was something of a misnomer, as the duo included members from old-school Swedeath cult Excruciate as well as fellow labelmates Darkened.
Now expanded to a quartet, AngelBlast deliver another blistering EP with the two-song Throne of Ashes. While those aforementioned references remain, here do AngelBlast blacken that attack even more decisively, sounding more expansive and world-eating in the process. In fact, alongside labelmates In Aphelion – who themselves will also be delivering a first full-length soon enough – one could argue that the new breed of old-school blackened death is equally secured by AngelBlast. Eleven minutes in total but totally breathless and epic, Throne of Ashes absolutely COMMANDS repeat plays!
Graced again by amazing artwork from Juanjo Castellano Rosado (Unleashed, Revel in Flesh, Gates of Ishtar), Throne of Ashes sounds the trumpets of doom for AngelBlast‘s imminent debut album!
In the meantime, hear the brand-new title track “Throne of Ashes” HERE at Edged Circle‘s Bandcamp, where the record can also be preordered. Aforementioned cover art and tracklisting are as follows:
Tracklisting for AngelBlast’s Throne of Ashes
1. Throne of Ashes
ANGELBLAST lineup 2022
Hempa Brynolfsson – guitars
Gord Olson – guitars / vocals
Johan Bergebäck – bass
Perra Karlsson – drums