Today, Eternal Death sets February 4th, 2022 as the international release date for Interment Ashes‘ striking self-titled debut mini-album on cassette tape format.
Born from the long, cold New England winters, Interment Ashes was formed in 2020 by fellow members of Connecticut black metal band (and now labelmates) Ritual Clearing. Paying tribute to the rawness of second-wave bands such as Mayhem and Gehenna while incorporating melodic and blackened punk elements that harken to more modern bands such as Solar Temple or Wulkanaz, the duo’s self-titled debut mini-album evokes the cold and isolated conditions under which it was brought to fruition. Interment Ashes‘ pulse is strident and stirring, brimming with a never-overstated sense of emotion that elevates Interment Ashes beyond rote “black metal” tropes. Similarly, its idiosyncrasies don’t betray the core ethics at the heart of authentic, true black metal; if anything, these assertions of identity and relatively unique thinking underline the original current of unorthodoxy endemic to the earliest progenitors of that second wave. Either way, Interment Ashes‘ songwriting across these four dense ‘n’ desolate tracks evinces a thoughtful approach already advanced for such a new entity.
Boldly modern and unselfconsciously classic in equal measure, Interment Ashes‘ Interment Ashes is a glorious first birth upon a ruinous winter wasteland.
Take the first step into that wasteland with the brand-new track “Isolation’s Urge” HERE at Eternal Death‘s Bandcamp, where the mini-album can also be preordered. Cover and tracklisting are as follows:
Tracklisting for Interment Ashes’ Interment Ashes
1. Isolation’s Urge [7:50]
2. Cold Wind Altar [4:19]
3. I Am Not What I Appear [8:47]
4. Negligent Confinement [6:56]