+ New Album “The Ritual” Out Feb 2023
+ CD and Vinyl preorder
Tryglav‘s second offering “The Ritual” will be coming this February 2023 to follow the 2019 debut “Night of Whispering Souls” to be released once again via Extreme Metal Music, a subsidiary of Rockshots Records.
Today, the Croatian one-man black metal band is unveiling the first single “The Vengeance” in preview of the full-length. It is the album’s closing track and was one of the last songs Tryglav composed for it.
Tryglav comments about the track: “This is for now my favourite song on the album. It reminds me of my previous album’s title track ‘Night of Whispering Souls’, which I felt was the best song. It’s epic, it has nice melodies and a powerful chorus and it’s really fast. The ending riff is still one of my favourites and also the drum patterns are really cool. Imagine the ending battle in a colossal movie, this song and lyrics are exactly that.“
Tryglav‘s sound is aggressive, melodic, modern, and emotionally epic black metal, and fans of its predecessor will notice a maturity in sound and lyrics. The story behind the album is set in the 17th century as Tryglav explains further: “On a dark stormy night, a dying man sighed his last breath. Nothing his parents could do to save his life. A Plague Doctor was called. Four of them showed up, taking the dead body with them. The family knew that they would never see him again. What they didn’t know was that he would come back, in an unimaginable way..“
All the music on “The Ritual” were written by founder Boris Behara with vocals entrusted to vocalist Callum Wright along with mixing and mastering by producer Rocco Pezzin. The songs on the forthcoming album began their journey in 2018 as part of Behara’s love for black metal and horror imagery. After many re-compositions and re-arrangements along with interruptions from the world pandemic and his personal health with two open heart surgeries, “The Ritual” will now see the light in 2023.
“This album has seen so many difficulties, but finally, after three long years, it’s here! I hope fans will enjoy it just as much as I created it! If they liked my first album ‘Night of Whispering Souls’ they’ll definitely like this one too. The formula didn’t change too much. It’s a black metal album full of different influences. The melody is still the central part of it.“
I The Ritual – 5:26
II The Evocation – 3:51
III The Plague – 5:08
IV The Repentance – 4:15
V The Redemption – 3:18
VI The Vision – 5:44
VII The Vengeance – 4:11
Album Length: 31:56
All music by Boris Behara
Concept story by Boris Behara Lyrics by Social Abattoir
Vocals by Callum Wright
Band Photography: Susanne Pedersen
Editing by David Busai
Cover,Graphics and Layout by David Busai
Mixed & mastered by Rocco Pezzin
Produced during the year 2019-2022