“Each subjective existence is absolute to itself. For this reason, each man lives as if he were the center of the universe or the center of history. Then how could his suffering fail to be absolute? I cannot understand another’s suffering in order to diminish my own. There is no salvation through madness, because no man with a premonition of madness can overcome his fear of possible moments of lucidity. One would welcome chaos if one were not afraid of lights in it.” (Emil Cioran)
Experimental and progressive-spherical sounds mark the beginning of ‘Ekstasis Of The Continuum‘, before the seven-minute-long song slowly evolves into a hypnotic Black Metal composition. Enriched by eerie melodies and ghostly vocals, Czech Black Metal band INFERNO gave life to an unorthodox, yet especially sinister work of Art. Doing justice to this sonic journey, visual artist Chariot Of Black Moth created a haunting video for the track. Watch the clip below:
INFERNO comment about its creation:
“Chariot Of Black Moth himself suggested creating the clip for ‘Ekstasis Of The Continuum‘ and gave us more than enough reason to believe that his vision could complement ours. We provided him with the complete conceptual text and a few instructions concerning the emotions the visuals were supposed to convey. The result exceeded our expectations for several reasons.
This is not the first time we have commissioned someone or made our own effort to create a visual accompaniment to our music, however, every attempt at ‘a proper video clip’ ended up rejected and some created parts found their way into short trailers used in the past years. It is only now that we have finally felt that the sounds and images truly gel together, contain the desired vibe and an obscure narrative. Therefore, the videoclip is now made public and we plan to explore this path of creation further in the future.
In a way that might be evident only to us, the video also presents a bridge towards our next work – the groundwork of which is currently being laid. Quite a lot of written and demoed material has already been shared among the core members and even though much culling will take place (like always), we already know that when you hear the next album, “PARADEIGMA” will not feel dark enough anymore…“
INFERNO came into existence 1995 in the Czech Republic, with first demo offerings “Peklo Na Zemi“(1996) and “Temná Poselství Dávných Předků“(1997) gaining significant acclaim in the Czech scene and beyond, opening many possibilities within the Black Metal underground.
Following a number of successful split releases, in the first decade of the new millennium INFERNO recorded two full-length albums of defiant and warlike Black Metal – “Duch slovanské síly” (2001) and “V návratu pohanství…“(2003) – the raw and ominous “Nikdy nepokřtěni” (2006) and concluded this period of rabid Black Metal traditionalism with “Uctívání temné zuřivosti” (2008) which merged old currents into a more refined offering, aggressive yet triumphantly melodic.
The release of pivotal album “Black Devotion” (2009) reshaped and regenerated the creative forces within the band. INFERNO subsequently entered Necromorbus Studio to create the cacophonic and malevolent “Omniabsence Filled By His Greatness” (2013) another step-up which imbued band-members with the will to transcend their previous self-imposed limitations.
In the following years, INFERNO performed on prominent stages around the world, securing a reputation for being a savage and mystical live act. Dedicated to self-transformation and unconscious dialogue with the great other, the monumental and idiosyncratic “Gnosis Kardias (Of Transcension and Involution)” (2017) helped redefine contemporary Black Metal Art.
In 2021, the band’s most transcendent, most dynamic and finest work to-date “PARADEIGMA (Phosphenes Of Aphotic Eternity)” was released by Debemur Morti Productions.
INFERNO is: Adramelech (vocals), Ska-Gul (guitars), Morion (guitars), Armagog (bass guitar) and O. O. (drums).