Artanor – Australian Atmospheric Black Metal Act Reveal New Track “From the Roaring Fire”
rtanor – Australian Atmospheric Black Metal Act Reveal New Track “From the Roaring Fire”
Australian atmospheric black-metal project Artanor today shares a new track from the debut album “In Servitude of Darkness”, which is set to be released on vinyl, cd and digital download on July 27th via Gutter Prince Cabal.
Titled “From the Roaring Fire”, this new track is now playing at Invisible Oranges, who commented “Drawing from black metal’s primeval furor, In Servitude of Darkness entirely avoids the additional scaffolding the genre evolved into in favor of raw, riff-driven hunger. The persuasive riffs that permeate the album aptly illustrate the dark fantasy world it describes and also impatiently carve out sonic space; it’s a shadowy, teethed affair that sets imaginations alight.”
“From the Roaring Fire” introduces the Murkar, and tells the process of them building their steam train and hidden, subterranean rail system. Says Artanor about this new track. Constructed deep beneath the lands of Meklarah, so the allies can move swiftly and without being seen. However – unknown even to those that dwell under the ground – a new darkness awaits them in the depths.
Conjured from the mind of Menelyagor, formerly of the short lived Australian black metal project Fen Hollen, Artanor delivers a mystical, chilling and atmospheric black metal akin to artists like Xasthur, Carpathian Forest and Judas Iscariot to soundtrack epic tales of a magical, wicked and ancient world. Pre-orders are now available at this location.
If you missed it, the first advance track “Sons of the Rock” is still playing at this location.
“Artanor is a solo project that emerged in 2006 after [my previous band] Fen Hollen. Says Menelyagor“Creatively, I’d been sitting on a conglomeration of ideas for some time as my family and managing life’s sufferings took a front seat. Then spontaneously, one night, I diverted and began writing what quickly became the bulk of a high fantasy novel for a bit of personal fun, The Rise of Meklarah.
In Servitude of Darkness is a release of sounds that accompanied the atmosphere of the story as the novel was written. Naturally, the album could then only be lyrically based on the stories events and actions of its characters, which was somewhat of a relief because it allowed me to reduce exposure to the more personal perspectives that I generally associate with and relate to when I listen to black metal.”