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GODKILLER unveil second song

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The epic song, ‘Path To The Unholy Frozen Empire‘, was released for the first time on GODKILLER‘s second demo, “The Warlord” (1995). The aggressive Black Metal passages are sublimely underscored by selective keyboard melodies and triumphant elements, all the while keeping the old school Metal flair and the atmosphere of grandeur alive. For the forthcoming demo compilation, “We Are The Black Knights”, the song – along with all other demo tracks – was carefully mastered by Duke Satanaël to bring out its full potential.

Check it on Debemur Morit Productions‘ YouTube channel and via Bandcamp:

Duke narrates about the creation of ‘Path To The Unholy Frozen Empire‘:

I was very conscious of what I was doing. I wanted to make tracks inspired by the epics of the Middle Ages; long, complex pieces, with fast passages, others slow and melancholic, like the different moments of a story, with its twists and turns. It is one of the songs from that era that I still enjoy the most, especially the main riff. It sounds like a cavalcade, you can imagine Medieval armies marching, galloping, heading into battle. It was the first song I wrote in that vein – it took me away from the first demo. It’s got everything I wanted to do at the time: changes of rhythm, moving at different speeds; more martial passages; the use of horns, organs, choirs; and an epic, grandiose, triumphant feel.

We Are The Black Knights” will be released by Debemur Morti Productions on CD, vinyl and digitally with fitting merchandising on December 9th. Also: There is a limited and exclusive long sleeves shirt design available. This item will not be reprinted.

Pre-orders for all items are possible via the label’s EUUS (no merch) and Bandcamp shops.

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GODKILLER was founded by Duke Satanaël in 1994. The first demo, “Ad Majorem Satanae Gloriam“, was released in December of the same year. It featured a mixture of Death and Black metal with already an evocation of the medieval era, as it is audible in the intro. The second demo, “The Warlord“, was released in February 1995, and showed an evolution towards a style that would become GODKILLER‘s trademark: Black Metal with medieval-inspired sounds.

The demo caught the interest of Italian label Wounded Love Records (a division of Avantgarde Music). The first release from this partnership was “The Rebirth Of The Middle Ages” in 1996.

Always being interested in new musical inspiration and evolution, the next album needed to be different. On “The End Of The World“, released in 1998, the tempo slowed down, the riffs became heavier, the atmosphere was less medieval-inspired, but still crepuscular, even more so. The lyrics dealt with personal, introspective subjects from a bleak perspective.

Finally, the last GODKILLER album, “Deliverance“, was released in 2000. Once again, this album marked an evolution in style. The main characteristics of “The End Of The World” were kept, but the medieval atmosphere was almost entirely gone, replaced by a more modern, cold and clinical atmosphere. This last album was, in a way, GODKILLER‘s self-destruction, the point of completion as well as the point of no return.

In 2022, GODKILLER signed a deal with Debemur Morti Productions to reissue the two demos on CD and vinyl.

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