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|Posted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 3:15 am Post subject: SPECTRAL LORE sign with I, Voidhanger Records
SPECTRAL LORE / MARE COGNITUM "SOL" split CD
I. Mare Cognitum "Sol Ouroboros" (29:10)
II. Spectral Lore "Sol Medius" (25:53)
III. Spectral Lore & Mare Cognitum "Red Giant" (14:24)
With great pride I, VOIDHANGER RECORDS announce the signing of Greece's sensational ambient black metal band SPECTRAL LORE.
The project was founded in 2005 by the sole member Ayloss, and released 3 albums acclaimed as some of the most intense, atmospheric and majestic black metal works of the past 10 years.
Ayloss is busily working on "III", the successor of the last year's record "Sentinel", but the first step of our collaboration with SPECTRAL LORE is already out: a concept-album equally shared with the US one-man band MARE COGNITUM, one of the most surprising black metal bands of 2012.
"SOL" is not a typical split album, but a collaboration on many levels, starting from the conceptual and moving on to the musical. As the bands declare, "Themes and riffs have been cross-referenced and transfigured, structures have been put in proportion, lyrics have been written in parallel. Conceptually, it is an attempt at a kind of cosmological philosophy; searching the vast, cold expanses of the universe(-s) for traces of meaning and purpose. What it is out there that is fundamental, absolute and shared? What can we learn about ourselves by looking outward, to the void and the inanimate?"
"SOL" is available as a noble 4-panel digipack with an 8-page full-colour booklet containing all lyrics and Josef Barton's amazing spacey art.
Check the release page for songs' excerpts (pre-production sound) and reviews:
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