Metal band LEGENDARIUM are streaming the entirety of their album Death’s Hand In Yours. The album will be released this Friday, Dec 2 on CD and digital platforms.
Frontman Laurence Kerbov comments “This album is really a big step in our evolution as a band. We’re incorporating death metal in our sound and we’re using harsh vocals for the first time. Overall the goal was to make this album meaner, heavier, and more varied than anything we’ve done before, and I think we succeeded.”
1. Death’s Hand In Yours
2. Arcane Magics of Ancient Origins
3. The Demonic
4. Caelador, Destroyer
5. …And All Shall Perish
6. Black Magic/Touch of Evil
7. Killing Fields
10. The Ritual of the Thousand Skulls
LEGENDARIUM deliver an eclectic onslaught of heavy metal across their new album, Death’s Hand In Yours. Unleashing high intensity rhythms, intricate interweaving melodies with some contrasting experimentation, the upcoming album celebrates an array of metal styles.
Band founder Laurence Kerbov comments:
“I am really excited about this new album. It’s meaner, heavier, and more varied than anything we’ve done before. Overall it’s a massive step forward for the band.”
Drawing music inspiration predominantly from older heavy metal and punk of the ’80s and ’90s, LEGENDARIUM’s sound is generally very based around the conventions put in place by bands like BLACK SABBATH, METALLICA, MEGADETH, and MOTORHEAD. Punk elements reminiscent of bands like MISFITS, BAD RELIGION also bleed through LEGENDARIUM’s music. Kicking off with the utterly demonic title track “Death’s Hand In Yours”, the instrumentation is a melodic, textural display while Laurence’s harsh vocals emit a ghastly tone. “Arcane Magics of Ancient Origins” delivers a folk metal offering telling the tale of a wizard who is framed for a crime he didn’t commit and falsely exiled. “Black Magic/Touch of Evil” delves into more experimental realms with 80s style synths, clean guitar leads and a saxophone solo performed by Jared Archon. Concluding with “The Ritual of the Thousand Skulls”, the track emerges out of the murky shadows bringing a cabal of dissidents to the ghostly ceremony.
LEGENDARIUM, through a dynamic concoction of instrumental textures and compelling musical arrangement, bring forth a compelling album comprised of fantastical tales and bloodthirsty sacrifice.
The band began in 2017 as the brainchild of Netherlands based Laurence Kerbov. In need of a drummer Italy-based Stefano Vaccari joined the line-up seeing the project develop remotely with neither members having met in person. The duo’s upcoming album has also been very influenced by death metal, specifically the sound of Scandinavian melodeath bands like IN FLAMES, AT THE GATES, and CHILDREN OF BODOM. Aspects of other styles, including gothic rock, doom metal, power metal, and blues rock can also be unearthed in their sound.
Laurence Kerbov on vocals, guitars, bass, and keyboards.
Stefano Vaccari on drums.