Emerging from the serpentine susurrus left in the wake of last year’s monstrous two-part epic Poison Palinopsia, Qrixkuor swiftly rise again to present a new EP titled Zoetrope – a single black arrow of death sent straight to the heart of the world – to be released on CD and tape formats on November 18th, joined in darkness again by Invictus Productions in Europe and Dark Descent Records in the USA, with the vinyl version to follow in mid-2023.
Returning to Priory Recording Studios in Birmingham, England, to record, mix, and master the track with the acclaimed Greg Chandler and with cover art this time contributed by the extraordinary Santiago Caruso, the textural approach of Zoetrope dilates the divine eye of death metal to unmapped dimensions, dispatching a boot to the face of the idea that its marriage with symphonic timbres must be synonymous with floral harmonies backed by sterile production and performed by lifeless sample libraries. Zoetrope is majestic, but any beauty has long since withered, and what remains is the discordant dirge of Qrixkuor‘s cacophonous duet with the Orchestra of the Eternal Return.
Zoetrope is an ode to the terror of the cyclic infinite – the endless, silent scream of a mind that has wandered so far that it cannot return. The soul that burns on everlasting, each thousand-year journey the mere blink of an eye. There is no escape…
In the meantime, hear an excerpt of Zoetrope HERE. Aforementioned cover artwork and tracklisting are as follows:
Tracklisting for Qrixkuor’s Zoetrope
1. Zoetrope (Spiritual Sparagmos) [24:34]