Brazil’s ANARKHON will unleash their crushing fifth long player, “Obiasot Dwybat Ptnotun“, via Debemur Morti Productions on March 17th. Having already displayed the band’s obscure side in unveiling psychedelic album opener ‘Deliberate Chaos Caused By Violations Of The Laws Of Nature‘ (listen here), the cavernous Death Metal tyrants now illustrate the more brutal aspects of the album as they reveal a relentless second song.
‘Levitating Among Unspeakable Cosmic Anomalies‘ is defined by breakneck drumming, fathomless guttural vocals and weighty riffing punctuated with eerily evocative lead melodies. Subtly reminiscent of the early days of the band, the new track is a treat for all Death Metal connoisseurs.
Composer Sodomic (also of POWER FROM HELL) narrates:
“This new album features some brutal and more direct parts as well as slow and psychedelic songs. So, the listener will experience a rollercoaster of emotions and feelings on this long player. It is important to keep in mind that we always were and always will be a Death Metal band. Brutal songs with blast beats are a part of our identity and will always be present in our work!“
The song’s title references H.P. Lovecraft‘s Cthulhu mythos, working in tandem with the music to evoke horrific and fearsome visions within the listener’s inner eye. The risk of being cast into the gnawing mouth of cosmic horror is all-pervasive. Sodomic notes:
“I never think about the title of a song in advance. I always write the lyrics first. Then – after reading what I wrote and feeling the words and their meaning – I finally come up with a fitting name.
When it comes to Lovecraft, I usually try to make my own contribution without using any specific story from one of his books. This may sound crazy, but I feel like I am in a dialogue with him and helping him in some way to write new stories, new cosmic fears, new kingdoms, and so forth. And that is how he influences me in my creative process!“
ANARKHON emerged from Brazil in 1999 as a brutal Death Metal band aesthetically influenced by vintage CANNIBAL CORPSE, releasing a number of well-received demos, splits and full-lengths between 2002 and 2013 before taking a six year hiatus. 2020 saw the band return reinvigorated with new album “Phantasmagorical Personification Of The Death Temple“, a more obscure, experimental and cerebral record of eerie atmospheric riffs and cavernous vocals heavily influenced by the cosmic horror of H.P Lovecraft. In 2023, the band will release their fifth long player. “Obiasot Dwybat Ptnotun” contains eight rotting tracks of eerie violence and blasphemous horror.