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ERSHETU presents “Xibalba”

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The inclination for film scores or comparatively open soundscapes guarantees special impressions…”Xibalba” achieves a grace and remarkable depth that one quickly succumbs to.” (Legacy)

With debut “Xibalba“, lyricist Void (DMP), composer SacrVindsval (BLUT AUS NORD) and Lars Are Nedland (BORKNAGAR) have created a uniquely expressive soundworld forged from ancient culture, modern creativity and idiosyncratic songcraft. ERSHETU’s first full length, featuring 6 epic and cinematic Black Metal pieces, can now be streamed in full on DMP‘s YouTube channel. Check here:

Sacr describes “Xibalba“:

The idea behind ERSHETU is to compose film music first and foremost and to adapt it to Metal. In film music, the possibilities are truly infinite: the choice of instruments, orchestration, emotional changes and so on. As a film composer myself and a Metal fan, ERSHETU is a real source of inspiration for me when it comes for the themes it deals with. Void and I have always loved the dark, atmospheric side of Black Metal. It’s hard to do otherwise when you’re talking about death, spirituality and/or the cult of a vanished civilization. I think, however, the music could evolve depending on the subject matter because according to certain religions, cultures or philosophies, death is not something negative. It can be seen as a passage or a new stage in the eternity of life…

Find all info about the album here as well as an in-depth interview with Void for Echoes & Dusthere.

Xibalba” will be released via CD, tape, vinyl and digital – alongside merchandising – on October 27th. Pre-orders are possible via the label’s EUUS and Bandcamp shops. Please note: The exclusive DMP CD version of the album is solely available from the label’s EU and Bandcamp stores.

ERSHETU was formed in 2021 by conceptualist/lyricist Void and composer Sacr to create cinematic music which merges various hues of epic, obscure and atmospheric Metal with the poignant dramaticism of film scores.

With all guitars/bass/drums played by Vindsval (BLUT AUS NORDFORHIST) and all vocals provided by Lars Are Nedland (BORKNAGARSOLEFALD), ERSHETU offers the listener an intricate, evocative and emotive musical journey free from fixed stylistic boundaries.

Each forthcoming album from the project will explore the conceptions of Death within a particular civilization or religion. The debut album, which focuses upon the Mayan civilization, will be released in 2023.

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