With “Shadows Devouring Light“, POWER FROM HELL evoke the icy and unholy roots of the Black Metal genre. The ten compositions of their seventh album offer an old school and harsh trip into the blasphemous and gloomy soundscapes of the early 90s. Collaborating with Black Metal Promotion YouTube channel, the new long player can now be streamed in full.
Composer Sodomic comments on his work of Art:
“When I had finished everything for the album, I knew that I had just made the best POWER FROM HELL album. People will always have emotions linked to the band’s first albums. It probably happens in any musical genre. The nostalgic vibe that old albums bring is a way for people to connect with moments from their past. But for a musician, for someone who has just finished a new work, that moment is unique. That work or that album is the best and most important, and that’s what “Shadows Devouring Light” represents to me.“
To immerse oneself into the flow of the album is important, as the individual tracks are conceptually interconnected. Sodomic states:
“When I finished the writing process of all the songs, I immediately knew that ‘Silence‘ would be the opening track right after the intro, and that ‘Summoning The Abjection‘ would be the closing track. To me, the message of this album is very clear. It opens by saying that you are alone, alone in this world, and with that in mind, the album closes with a complete feeling of anger and loathing, talking about living by your own rules and annihilating those who try to harm you in any way.“
“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 a zip hoodie. Pre-orders are possible via the label’s 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.