Tampa, Florida-based symphonic black metal/death metal outfit Immanifest are excited to announce the release of their debut album, Macrobial, on November 8th via The Artisan Era. It is the follow up to the group’s 2010 EP, Qliphotic, which was well-received by websites, fans of symphonic extreme metal worldwide, and also garnered praise from musicians who play in Old Man’s Child, Borknager, Deicide, Kamelot, and Malevolent Creation.
Esteemed fantasy artist Helge C. Balzer (Inferi, Universal Studios work, etc.) was tapped to create the otherworldly cover art for Macrobial. Macrobial was Recorded and Mixed at Sound Source Studios in Seminole, FL by Immanifest members Asgrim and Anton Kalaj. Mastering was handled by Anagnorisis guitarist Zak Denham known for his frequent work on The Artisan Era releases. A continued interest in the band from The Artisan Era would ultimately help guide Macrobial towards release, with The Artisan Era founder Malcolm Pugh of Inferi contributing guitar solos on two of the album’s songs.
Immanifest guitarist Anton comments on the albums gradual evolution: “Although it was never properly announced, the band went on hiatus after initiating work on Macrobial in 2011. All tracks on Macrobial existed in demo form by that year. The main writers in the group had experimented and evolved the demos through the subsequent years, although with no concrete plan until 2016. In all reality, The Artisan Era reaching out was a major contributing factor to Macrobial coming to completion.”
Equal parts European extreme metal and American death metal, Macrobial is an impressive work of dark occultic art that combines symphonic black/death and bloodthirsty death metal together in a way all it’s own. The albums lengthy development is reflected in the expansive scope of Macrobial’s sound and the bands advanced songwriting acumen on display across its nine spellbinding tracks. Immanifest strongly recommends Macrobial for fans of groups such as Dimmu Borgir, Shadow of Intent, and Enfold Darkness.
*You can listen to an album teaser video for Immanifest – Macrobial HERE
Immanifest comments on the release of Macrobial
“Macrobe was a term coined by Michael Tsarion – an Irish author, occult philosopher and lecturer – when describing the nature of entities contacted through supernatural rituals conducted by Dr. John Dee (mathematician, occult philosopher & advisor to Queen Elizabeth I) in the mid 16th century. Lyrically, the album explores this theme in a variety of ways including those of consciousness, death, astral travel, advanced and sequestered technology, and its weaponization through global war as a sacrificial blood ritual. Above all – the album describes a world submerged in a multi-dimensional wilderness, although deaf and blind to the influence of lifeforms that roam, explore, feed, and seek to experience what lay beyond their own dimensional horizons.”
Immanifest – Macrobial Tracklist
1. Energy Weapons Formed Against Us
2. Ultraterrestrial Creation
4. Emissaries of Ikhenaton
5. Black Miracle
6. Jahbulon’s Labyrinth
7. Orbis Speculari
9. Spirits of Old
Immanifest – Macrobial Line-Up
Anton Kalaj – Guitar/Synth
Asgrim Allen Nunn – Guitar/Synth (clean vocals)
Eric “Eldrik Bloodaxe” Avant – Vocals
Christopher “Dracin” Sortino – Vocals
David Belmonte – Bass
Chris Pistillo – Drums
Social Media Links
The Artisan Era YouTube Channel