Today (Friday, December 1st) sees the release of a new album from Eastern Sierra Black/Death Metal crew Valdur.
Divine Cessation is released on the Bloody Mountain Records label and features seven bloodied, snarling tracks whose creation stands upon a foundation built upon two decades’ worth of filth, sweat, and metal. Frighteningly fierce and eschewing trend-chasing nonsense, Divine Cessation is proudly devoid of triggers, click tracks, and Pro-Tools!
You can listen to the title track from the album – described by our very own black metal gargoyle Graham Goodge as being ‘rank with murkiness, despair and despondency’ here:
Divine Cessation was recorded at the Bloody Mountain Bunker by Valdur, mixed by Matthew (Sxuperion), and mastered by Dan at Morbid Mastering. The album’s excellent cover art comes courtesy of the superbly-named Farron Loathing.
Breath of the Beast
Plague Born of a Dying Star
Potent Black Orb
JF – vocals
Vuke – guitars
William – bass
Matthew – drums
Divine Cessation is Valdur’s fifth full-length outing, following on from their self-titled debut from 2007, 2010’s Raven God Amongst Us, At War With (2013) and 2015’s Pathetic Scum. The band has also released a number of singles, EPs and splits, most notably their 2007 release with Lightning Swords of Death.