Today, martial death metallers Sacrilega premiere the new track “Sacrament of the Void” at heavily trafficked web-portal MetalBite.com. The track is the second to be revealed from the band’s highly anticipated debut album, The Arcana Spear, set for international release via Blood Harvest Records: The CD and cassette tape versions will be released on April 29th, while the vinyl LP version will follow on July 29th. Hear Sacrilega‘s “Sacrament of the Void” in its entirety exclusively HERE.
During the summer of 2020, Sacrilega burst from the void with their debut EP, Rites of Macabre. Although a brand-new entity, the Californian power-trio features members currently aligned with Rites of Thy Degringolade, Impure Consecration, and Invocation War among others. As such, it was not surprising that that their Impious Death Metal worship was so powerful and punishing this early on.
However, Sacrilega are set to eclipse those not-inconsiderable expectations with their full-length debut, The Arcana Spear. Recorded at Ramona Studio with Charlie Koryn, Sacrilega‘s debut album is a veritable firestorm of finessed fury – malice, malevolence, and mesmerizing visions writ large across throttling death metal songwriting both classic and contemporary. Driving that propulsion is underground drum-god Paulus Kressman, whose veritable eight octopus arms create a dizzying, dread-inducing landscape for his bandmates to slay with their razor-wire strings. Their songwriting always pushes forward with a near-bestial pulse that cannot be denied; still, attention is duly paid to detail within riffing and atmosphere alike, elevating The Arcana Spear beyond a mere exercise in ultraviolence. Sacrilega thus locate that elusive balance between the cunningly precise and rabidly maximal, placing due emphasis on the songwriting itself and allowing the execution to tell the grandiose-yet-doomed tales it so requires.
Featuring suitably stark-yet-grandiose artwork courtesy of Artem Grigoryev, Sacrilega deliver one of death metal’s most stunning debuts with The Arcana Spear. Embrace the grand tyranny!
Continue embracing that grand tyranny with the brand-new track “Sacrament of the Void” exclusively HERE, courtesy of MetalBite.com. Begin embracing that grand tyranny with the previously revealed “The Arcana Spear” HERE at Blood Harvest‘s Bandcamp. Preorder info can be found HERE. Aforementioned cover art and tracklisting are as follows:
Tracklisting for Sacrilega’s The Arcana Spear
1. The Arcana Spear
2. Tower Of Suppression
3. Rites Of Macabre
4. Sacrament Of The Void
5. Entre Sangre & Veneno
6. Ode To The Sepulcher Dream
7. A Vision Glorified In Fire
8. Embrace The Grand Tyranny