Today, Purity ThroughFire announces September 22nd as the international release date for Unholy Vampyric Supremacy, a brand-new MCD from Nachtgnawer featuring WolfSeer.
Hailing from the always-fertile Finnish black metal scene, Nachtgnawer are a power-trio who include among their ranks concurrent members of labelmates Licht des Urteils, Sacrificium Carmen, Coraxul, Riivaus, and Nôidva among others. Following a demo last year (which Purity ThroughFire reissued earlier this year), Nachtgnawer now unveil a special EP featuring fellow Finnish comrade WolfSeer. United in vampyric blood, Unholy Vampyric Supremacy isn’t so much a regular split release between the two entities as it is a collaborative record. The tracklisting alternates tracks between the two, with Nachtgnawer delivering black metal and WolfSeer ambient, but the way the seven-song/18-minute EP plays out creates a haunting (and, at times, jarring) fever dream.
For his part, WolfSeer has years of experience in dark ambient and dungeon synth under other monikers, but here does he deliver shamanistic soundscapes that seemingly reverberate from centuries away. Nachtgnawer are as nasty as you’d expect, given their considerable pedigree, but temper their traditional Finnish filth with copious amounts of cryogenic melody and a busier, more restless approach to songwriting. Sparse their discography may be so far, but Nachtgnawer are no doubt on the march… If you want blood, Unholy Vampyric Supremacy‘s got it!
In the meantime, hear the brand-new Nachtgnawer track “Sword & Chalice” HERE at Purity ThroughFire‘s official YouTube channel. Cover and tracklisting are as follows:
Tracklisting for Nachtgnawer featuring WolfSeer’s Unholy Vampyric Supremacy
1. WulfSeer – Catching the Inner Self Through Demonized Veil
2. Nachtgnawer – Ouroboros – Diaboli
3. WulfSeer – Pariah, Your Soul
4. Nachtgnawer – Sword & Chalice
5. WulfSeer – No Role to Perform
6. Nachtgnawer – Black Spears of Misanthropy
7. WulfSeer – Banshee Scream!