As a first taste of the coming album Worship The Eternal Darkness, black metal band Archgoat and label Debemur Morti Productions have proudly unleashed the first song Heavens Ablaze. The new composition highlights the angelslaying trademarks of the Finnish horde while simultaneously avoiding stagnancy. Stomping drums, buzzing guitars and blasphemous screams/grunts are potently interwoven with doom passages as well as subtle melodies and cutting lead guitars. Heavens Ablaze is a versatile hymn to the eternal darkness.
The band has moulded their patented synthesis of occult Finnish black/death metal, harsh punk, primal thrash and grindcore into ten captivating and blasphemous hymns:
Black Womb Gnosis
All Christianity Ends
In Extremis Nazarene
Rats Pray God
Blessed In The Light Of Lucifer
Worship The Eternal Darkness
Burial Of Creation
Worship The Eternal Darkness was recorded and sound engineered by Teemu Velin and produced by Ritual Butcherer. The legendary Chris Moyen (Beherit, Incantation) is, once again, responsible for giving visual form to Archgoat’s musical blasphemy. The layout was done by Kontamination Design, with band photos by Arto Soini Photography.
Coinciding with the album release, Archgoat will embark on a headlining tour through Europe together with Norwegian act Whoredom Rife and Austrian black metal band Theotoxin. The tour is organised by District 19 and will start on November 25th in Prague.
Archgoat crawled from the deepest pits of hell to form in 1989, a demonic trio consisting of the brothers Ritual Butcherer and Lord Angelslayer on guitars and vocals/bass respectively, as well as Blood Desecrator on drums. After a pair of demo tapes, the band shook the black metal world in 1993 with the release of their debut EP Angelcunt (Tales of Desecration), showcasing a relentless and bestial blend of black and death metal. With a growing dissolution with the black metal scene at large, and a disagreement with their then record label Necropolis Records over the terms of their debut record, the band vanished from scene in late 1993.
In 2004 the gates reopened anew. Archgoat returned to finally release their long-lost material the following year, and then their first official full-length, Whore of Bethlehem, in 2006. Since then they have released two more albums, The Light-Devouring Darkness in 2009 and The Apocalyptic Triumphator in 2015 under Debemur Morti Productions, as well as a series of splits, EPs, and compilations. Between releases they have carved out a reputation for their malevolent live rituals, storming the shores of Europe, the United States, and Mexico alongside bands such as Behexen, Black Witchery and Hell Militia.
2018 saw Archgoat unleash their satanic opus The Luciferian Crown, their second full length under the Debemur Morti imprint. An ungodly black sacrament of a kind that only Archgoat can craft, The Luciferian Crown is a testament to what black metal should be, bestial, unrelenting, and unholy. Black metal changed, Archgoat did not, and it is their capable hands that shall carry the black flame forward for years to come.
In 2020, the live album Black Mass XXX adequately captured the angelslaying chaos present during their gig in Paris in September 2019. The recorded concert was part of the band’s thirty year anniversary gig series and a worthy addition to their discography. With Worship The Eternal Darkness, the Finnish black metal band will cement their well-earned reputation for being one of the most consistent bands the scene has ever seen. Archgoat ‘s fifth album is, once again, a unique synthesis of occult Finnish black/death metal, harsh punk, primal thrash and grindcore.
Worship The Eternal Darkness will be released on CD, tape, vinyl, and digitally on November 26th.