Debemur Morti Productions are pleased to announce that SLIDHR, one of Ireland/Iceland’s premier Black Metal entities, has renewed its bond with the label for the follow up to 2018’s “The Futile Fires Of Man“.
The forthcoming record bears the title of “White Hart!” and is an intense trip into some of the most immersive misanthropy Black Metal music has to offer. Composer Joseph Deegan allows us a sneak peek at what’s to come:
“I would describe our Art’s aura as deeply honest and heartfelt. My blood boils with contempt for so much of this world that it can sometimes be difficult to focus on anything else. Thankfully I can channel these emotions into a creative endeavor such as this album. In the oversaturated pantomime that is today’s Black Metal scene it can be near impossible to find sincerity. Whatever you may think of SLIDHR, just know that the passion is genuine.
Concerning the new album, you can expect a far more aggressive offering this time: full of passion, hate, venom and honesty. Most of the material was written between 2018 and 2019 and the recording process actually started a couple of years ago, but we only recorded our individual parts when the inspiration was strong and the fire was burning – particularly regarding the vocals, the passion needed to be high. Luckily, however, there has been a seemingly endless supply of fuel for what needed to be a spiteful performance. We live in interesting times…“
This announcement date was not chosen by chance: exactly ten years ago – on 24th May 2013 – Debemur Morti Productions already unleashed “Deluge“, SLIDHR‘s world-darkening debut. Joseph recalls:
“The “Deluge” album holds some great memories. To begin with it was the first SLIDHR release that Bjarni played on and he has been such a huge part of what became ‘our sound’ on all the recordings that followed. Listening back, I still like what we did on that release. It was a bit of a departure from the first couple of recordings, but in a positive way. Of course, there are always things you would do differently in hindsight but that’s how it should be I suppose.“
To honor this important release from the formative years of DMP, the fifth part of the DMP Vault series is dedicated to SLIDHR‘s exceptional debut album. You may find more information here!
“The entity of SLIDHR is that of pure hopelessness and desolation. Scion of the Black Stream, flowing into hollow vessels and the miasma to all creatures of the earth. SLIDHR is the illumination of the hidden serpent, removed of its black shroud, draining the vitality of very existence itself.
An understanding of SLIDHR is an understanding of the overwhelming essence of death.
SLIDHR is the exultation to a dead realm, itself a spark in a realm of nothingness, so far removed from recurring banality. It is creeping death enveloping the empty body of man, a great plague decimating mortal unity.“
Formed in 2005 and hailing from Dublin, Ireland, SLIDHR is an immersive maelstrom of venomously misanthropic Black Metal. The band’s name derives from the Sliðr, a river flowing through Hel, the land of the dead in Norse mythology – a moniker which befits their dark enigmatic power.
Founded as a solo project by artist, tattooist and bassist/guitarist/vocalist Joseph Deegan, since 2013 the band has featured Icelandic drummer Bjarni Einarsson (SINMARA, ALMYRKVI) and more recently bassist Stefan Dietz.
Following the 2006 cassette release of “Demo 1” (Debemur Morti Productions), the band has unleashed two full-length albums – “Deluge” (2013, DMP) and “The Futile Fires Of Man” (2018, Ván Records) – in addition to two EPs and two split releases. The abyssal atmosphere of these records in combination with furiously intense select live performances at festivals such as Inferno, Prague Death Mass, Caledonian Darkness and Ascension has established SLIDHR as a force to be reckoned with.
A highly-anticipated third long player entitled “White Hart!” will be released via DMP at the end of 2023.