Homepage / MusicWorld / Track Premiere: Ifernach’s “Kesik, Dethroned King of the Northeastern Woodlands”
Full Album Stream: Aoratos – “Gods Without Name” The Mighty Mystifier Returns on Protogoni Mavri Magiki Dynasteia Track Premiere: No/Más – ‘Verbal Abuse’ Track Premiere: Nocturnal Hollow – ‘Coming Back to the Grave’ Album Review: Noisem – “Cease to Exist” No Corporate Beer Reviews: Pleroma Track Premiere: Haze Mage – ‘Fire Wizards’ Full Album Stream: Ligfaerd – “Den Ildrøde Konge” Track Premiere: Thunderclap – ’47’ Track Premiere: Filtheater – ‘Unwelcome Illuminated Curiosity’ Interview with Germ Bomb Full Album Stream: Contrarian – “Their Worm Never Dies” For Those About to Squawk: Noisem, Fallujah, Asthma Castle You Can Still Invest in Gimme Radio But You’ve Gotta Hurry! Track Premiere: Smoulder – ‘Ilian of Garathorm’ Track Premiere: Entrapment – ‘Sanctifying Putrescent’ Video Premiere: L’Acéphale’s “Sovereignty” Track Premiere: The Flaying – ‘Elegy of Emptiness’ Full Album Stream: Malakhim – “II” Michael Schenker Group Album Review: Misery Index – “Rituals of Power” Track Premiere: 0N0 – ‘Hidden in the Trees’ Thra: “We Always Start With the Riff!” Animal-Fronted Bands Hatebeak and Boar Glue Release Split LP Mastodon Announce Limited Vinyl Release of “Stairway to Heaven” for Record Store Day Track Premiere: Skullsmasher – ‘High Altitude Saturation Bombing’ Streaming: Wake “Sowing The Seeds Of A Worthless Tomorrow” Reissue Full Album Stream: Romasa – “Cheering Death” No Corporate Beer Reviews: Distant Land Interview: Conjurer Discuss Influences, New Album ‘Mire’ and US Tour Expectations Watch Full Sets from Cannibal Corpse, Morbid Angel, Blood Incantation and Necrot on the Decibel Magazine Tour Fallow Heart: Approaching Metal From an ‘Armchair-Buddhist’ Perspective Full Album Stream: Experior Obscura – “Iter in Nebula” Interview with The BLACK WATER PANIC Project Full Album Stream: Witchers Creed – “Witchers Creed” Brimming Horn Meadery and Enslaved Team Up on ETERNAL FROST Mead Track Premiere: Equipoise – ‘Dualis Flamel’ Pairing & Killing: Deceased and Atlas Brew Works Track Premiere: Asthma Castle – ‘The Incline of Western Civilization’ Win Free Tickets to Metal & Beer Fest at Broken Goblet’s Metal Quizzo on March 9 Interview with Prismeria Track Premiere: Black Anvil – ‘Iron Sharpens Iron’ Track Premiere: Wretched Fate – ‘Only Death to Abide’ Under 90 “Metal & Beer” Tickets Remain for Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest: Philly For Those About to Squawk: Candlemass, Pounder, Motörhead & Girlschool Vanum: The Hero’s Journey Into Ageless Fire Track Premiere: Novarupta – ‘Ourang Medan’ Watch: Vanishing Kids – ‘Heavy Dreamer’ Track Premiere: Riparian – ‘Consumed by What is Unknown’ Track Premiere: Desperate Living – ‘Leave It’ Track Premiere: Theories – ‘Human Vessel Cell’ Full Album Stream: Witchgöat – “Egregors of the Black Faith” Inter Arma Added to Decibel Metal & Beer Pre-Fest with Integrity, Full of Hell and More Pairing & Killing: Obituary & Cigar City Full Album Stream: In the Fire – ‘Volatile Beings’ Ten Bazillion Years: The Metalion Interview Full Album Stream: Asphodelus – “Stygian Dreams” Primitive Origins: Gedo’s “Gedo” Interview: Phil Demmel on Vio-lence Reunion, Robb Flynn and Possibility of More Shows Track Premiere: Cold Colours – ‘Spirit’ Only 150 “Metal & Beer” Tickets Remain for Decibel Metal & Beer Fest: Philly w/ Triptykon, Baroness & More! Track Premiere: Shabti – ‘Shrouded and Veiled’ Interview: All That Remains’ Phil Labonte on Oli Herbert and “Victims of the New Disease” Album Review: Rotting Christ – “The Heretics” Full Album Stream: Critical Defiance – “Misconception” Track Premiere: Los Huaycos – ‘Igual que Hoy’ Track Premiere: Kicker – ‘Mrs. Arnold’ Track Premiere: Ceremony of Silence – ‘Ceremony of a Thousand Stars’ Full Album Stream: Yerûśelem – ‘The Sublime’ Aussie Rock Group ONE MORE WEEKEND joins Sliptrick Records Track Premiere: Ifernach’s “Kesik, Dethroned King of the Northeastern Woodlands” Aether Void to release their debut album “Curse of Life” on march 29th via Revalve records Decibel Meter: Power Trip (to f.y.e.) Track Premiere: Endorphins Lost – ‘Stone Man’ MECHANICAL GOD CREATION reveal cover artwork and release the first single of their highly anticipated new album “The New Chapter” Full Album Stream: Endless Disease – ‘The End of All Life’ Roastburn: Old Man Gloom’s Santos Montano Previews Roadburn Based Only on Band Photos BLOOD OF ANGELS New Single ‘Miscreant Deeds Of Loki’ CARVED streaming the first track “Sons of Eagleadds”, adds line up Warbeast, Rigor Mortis Vocalist Bruce Corbitt Dead at 56 Following Cancer Battle Track Premiere: Aneurysm – ‘Sorry Dad’ The BLACK WATER PANIC Project set release date for new single “KVLT of IRON” Track Premiere: The Munsens – ‘Unhanded’ No Corporate Beer Reviews: Raspberry Uber Track Premiere: Seer – ‘Iron Worth Striking’ Track Premiere: Miscarriage – ‘II’ Track Premiere: Fawn Limbs – ‘Love Will Strangle You Forever’ Track Premiere: Continuum – ‘Theorem’ Interview with Dimlight EVIL CONSPIRACY – Release The New Single ‘Golgotha’ Full Album Stream: Innero – ‘ChaosWolf’ Track Premiere: Dunkelnacht – ‘Non Canimus Surdis’ The Decibel Magazine Tour 2019 Issue of Decibel is Now Available VEIL OF CONSPIRACY released new Lyric Video for “Mine Forever” The Top 10 Comments on the Lords of Chaos Trailer For Those About to Squawk: Horrisonous, Ravenous Death, Vesication HECATE ENTHRONED Unveil ‘Revelations In Autumn Flame’ Video Watch: 10:13 – ‘Conduit Closing’ Video Premiere: Dead Register – ‘Captive’ US Metal Group HOLE DUG DEEP joins Sliptrick Records

Track Premiere: Ifernach’s “Kesik, Dethroned King of the Northeastern Woodlands”

Heroic and bone chilling, the stance taken by Gespegewagi indigenous black metal solo artist Ifernach‘s latest effort shows a deeper reverence for the composition process. Unlike the savage, warlike music of Gaqtaqaiaq, whose stomping mania recalled the early days of Emperor, Wastow: the Sortilege of Winter is the music of lore and frozen might.

This isn’t to say the idea of “fist raised pride” is missing from this stunning effort of melodic, folkish black metal plod. Instead, rather, there is pride in introspection and history. Unlike the nationalist movement that defines much of the scene surrounding Ifernach, Wastow looks further back in both locational and musical history.

Kesik—the Mi’kmaq word for Winter. The indigenous (or “First Nation” if you happen to be in Canada) people of the Atlantic provinces of Canada, the Gaspé Peninsula of Quebec and the Northern reaches of Maine, the Mi’kmaq’s culture is as ancient and rich as it is immensely fascinating and inspirational. In Wastow‘s eleven minute opener, “Kesik, Dethroned King of the Northeastern Woodlands,” Ifernach’s slow-burning, acoustic guitar-driven black metal epic reflects on the longevity of winter’s frigid grasp and what it historically meant to both the Mi’kmaq and black metal’s histories overall.

**Wastow, the Sortilege of Winter will be out on Nekrart Productions (here) this coming February 3rd. A limited tape edition. is coming via Les Productions Heretiques.

The post Track Premiere: Ifernach’s “Kesik, Dethroned King of the Northeastern Woodlands” appeared first on Decibel Magazine.

Track Premiere: Ifernach’s “Kesik, Dethroned King of the Northeastern Woodlands”
Track Premiere: Ifernach’s “Kesik, Dethroned King of the Northeastern Woodlands”
New feed