We would like to extend everyone an invitation to embark on this bleak and somber journey down to the Sumerian underworld of Kur, to sample the havoc essence of our debut album “Gallas“. ’Isimud’ dwells between ominous seediness and surreal violence, wrapped in a groove drawn from the guts of Ereshkigal herself. Enjoy, if that’s even possible!
“It’s pronounced “Anzû” if that helps, and it’s the name of a massive fire-breathing bird taken from several Mesopotamian religions. After the first full-length Gallas, released on a small local label in their native Portugal late last year (Limited CD Digipack and LP), ANZV signed with Alone Records that is now making the album available again to the international audience it commands, with one extra track to sweeten the deal even further.
To celebrate this fortunate second coming of the debut, scheduled for March 10, ANZV are emerging from their mysterious depths with a new video for opening track “Isimud,” a dense and murky beast that offers some seriously neck-breaking dynamics.” Decibel Magazine, 2023