l alchemists Rorcal shared new song “Carnation were not the smell of death…” // New album ‘Muladona’ out next month!
As announced previously and a couple of weeks before the official release of the album, Swiss doom/drone/black-metal alchemists Rorcal – always driven by a need of constant evolution – just shared another audio excerpt from their upcoming effort with the song “Carnation were not the smell of death. They were the smell of desire”, available right now on YouTube.
This new track will be featured on ‘Muladona’ an ambitious and inhabited fifth album to be released on November 8th for CD, LP & Digital through Hummus Records (Coilguns, Ø L T E N…) while physical pre-orders are also opened on Bandcamp.
Entitled ‘Muladona’ and integrally based on the novel of the same name published in 2016 by the writer Eric Stener Carlson, this new work evolves through shorter, less progressive titles as deployed on ‘CREON’, while preserving the melodic depth and attention to detail that made the interest of this album.
The undeniable black metal influences are here joined by drone / doom incursions that give this new creation a much more narrative aspect and thus helps to capture the horrifying essence of the novel from which it is directly inspired. The album was made in close collaboration with Carlson who lent his voice to foster a total immersion in the story of the Muladona, functioning as a degenerate sound companion to this rich & epic work of horror.
Recorded fully live during three rainy days in spring 2019, ‘Muladona’ marks a fascinating new chapter and shows a group in full possession of its means and destiny.
…For the record…
“This is one band I’ve been wanting to release a record of for years. » says Hummus Records founder Jona Nido; “Those guys have been one of the most active extreme band in the country for the last 10 years and have always been handling their shit on their own. It’s therefore a double honor to be the one releasing their new album this coming fall.”
“Over the years, we’ve always worked with small dedicated independent labels located in different parts of Europe, the US and even Japan.
It’s important for us to keep close contact with the people we work with and assure the goals are the same. We share with Jona and Hummus Records many common grounds which are part of our working process for the past 15 years.
We are thrilled for this new collaboration; Hummus is a label with a strong work ethic, an awesome roster of great artists. It’s a pleasure to work with Jona for the release of our next album! Long live Hummus, long live black metal !” says vocalist Yonni Chapatte.