German avant-garde Black Metallers PORTA NIGRA have released the third and final single from forthcoming album Schöpfungswut. Streaming links and a lyric video for “Die Augen des Basilisken” can be found below.
Schöpfungswut will be released January 17, 2020 on Soulseller Records.
Decibel Magazine premiered the second single, “Das Rad des Ixion.”
The first single, “Die Kosmiker,” is available for streaming at the following links:
Schöpfungswut (anger of creation), the band’s third full-length album, goes back to the musical roots of the members of the band, that being traditional 1990s’ Norwegian/Swedish and German Black Metal.with a lyrical concept that still would carry traces of its decadent DNA (“Die Kosmiker” or “Unser Weg nach Elysium”), but would also touch upon more traditional metal topics.
To present the lyrics in the neccesary manner the band decided to work together with a new vocalist, Tongue, guitarist and creator of the German Black Metal outfit CHAOS INVOCATION.
To find the right way to craft the new songs, that would consist of blast beat drumming and traditional tremolo riffing, the band chose German producer/musician Markus Stock (EMPYRIUM, producer for SECRETS OF THE MOON etc.). A collaboration that would prove rather fruitful.
For the release of the record (CD, LP and digital) the band, after two successful records for Debemur Morti Productions, decided to work together with Dutch Soulseller Records. A prolific label that has released and re-released some of the greatest classics of Black Metal, many of them very important for the individuals behind PORTA NIGRA.
Pre-order Schöpfungswut on CD and Vinyl formats:
“Porta Nigra celebrate their tenth year as a band in 2020, but their creativity hasn’t waned in that time. Schöpfungswut sees the avant-garde group return to their more-traditional roots in Norwegian, Swedish and German black metal.”
– Decibel Magazine
“Schöpfungswut is sure to please even the most avid black metal enthusiasts. Absolut empfehlenswert!” [9/10]
– Unique High Fidelity
“Porta Nigra has crafted a memorable and quality album here.”
– Canadian Assault
“This is not one of those overly experimental types of the sub-genre, it’s along the lines of second wave black metal; however, there’s more than just surface value elements in the makeup of Schöpfungswut. They’re not obvious at first but listen long enough and deep enough you’ll find the gold.” [8/10]