POWER FROM HELL unveil a first song, ‘Silence‘, from their coming album “Shadows Devouring Light“. With this three-minute-long harsh and sinister composition, the Brazilian band offers a first taste of their musical transformation towards creating pure Black Metal Art. ‘Silence‘ stands for all evil and desperation in man and delivers a hypnotizing and intoxicating trip into the heart of darkness. Listen to the song here:
Composer and front man Sodomic comments on the new musical path:
“‘Silence‘ represents the new era of our music, but at the same time a portion of the old POWER FROM HELL sound is still there. Those who kept up with the band in the last years will notice that. This song has a rather complex approach in terms of guitar riffs, but it sounds simple and straightforward at the same time. Therefore, it seemed like the right choice to be the first track revealed from the album. The role of this composition is to prepare the listener sonically and lyrically for the rest of “Shadows Devouring Light“. Everything is linked to the song title ‘Silence‘. Silence is there at the beginning, and it will be at the end of our experience on this planet. That is why we chose it to be the album’s opening song.“
Lyrically, POWER FROM HELL immerse deeply into the feeling of nihilism:
“One has to remember that the light which illuminates people is the very same that blinds them too. You can find this nihilist perspective not only in the lyrics of ‘Silence‘, but the whole album asks the question why people search so hard for meaning, for something to guide them. Why is it so difficult to accept the idea of the emptiness of human experience? To illustrate this, we use theological uncertainties and inconsistencies as a backdrop, but always try to constitute the human being as the central cause of the problem. The human being itself is responsible for its thoughts, actions, desires, and frustrations. Of all human feelings, the desire to rebel against everything and everyone and against the very idea of not being alone, of living an existence devoid of meaning is the primordial flame that guides this song and this new album.“
“Shadows Devouring Light” will be released via Debemur Morti Productions on CD & vinyl (including exclusive DMP editions) as well as digitally, accompanied by high-quality merch as t-shirt (men/women) and hooded sweatshirts, on September 30th. Pre-orders are possible via our EU, US (no merchandising) and Bandcamp shops.
POWER FROM HELL from São Paulo, Brazil were formed 2001 by main-songwriter Sodomic (ANARKHON) as a raw and primitive studio-only vehicle for early-BATHORY worship, flourishing for 10 years without live activity and releasing a series of cult underground records: “The True Metal” (2004), “Sadismo” (2007) and “Spellbondage” (2009).
In 2010 the band began to draw worldwide attention when Fenriz from DARKTHRONE revealed himself to be a big fan, regularly wearing a shirt of “The True Metal” and highlighting the band in a succession of interviews and articles. POWER FROM HELL capitalised on the subsequent buzz, growing immeasurably over a well-received sequence of EPs, splits and full-lengths including “Devil’s Whorehouse” (2015, Hells Headbangers) and “Profound Evil Presence” (2019, High Roller).
After 20 years, with the band now an established touring entity, the raw Black/Thrash sound of yesteryear gave way to a darker, more complete path within Black Metal, leading to a newly-formed alliance with Debemur Morti Productions. The band’s next album will be released on September 30th, 2022 and promises to scour the depths of the abyss to bring forth what is most disgusting, profane and terrifying to human experience.