Homepage / MusicWorld / Track Premiere: Ifernach’s “Kesik, Dethroned King of the Northeastern Woodlands”
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’ Track Premiere: Ifernach’s “Kesik, Dethroned King of the Northeastern Woodlands” Decibel Meter: Power Trip (to f.y.e.) Track Premiere: Endorphins Lost – ‘Stone Man’ Full Album Stream: Endless Disease – ‘The End of All Life’ Roastburn: Old Man Gloom’s Santos Montano Previews Roadburn Based Only on Band Photos Warbeast, Rigor Mortis Vocalist Bruce Corbitt Dead at 56 Following Cancer Battle Track Premiere: Aneurysm – ‘Sorry Dad’ 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 Full Album Stream: Innero – ‘ChaosWolf’ Track Premiere: Dunkelnacht – ‘Non Canimus Surdis’ The Decibel Magazine Tour 2019 Issue of Decibel is Now Available 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: Blodskam – ‘Bödel’ Tales From the Metalnomicon: Soundtrack to the “Zombie Punks Fuck Off”-alypse Polish death metal band NEX to release “The World Collapses” on January 31st Photographer Alyssa Herrman Discusses New YOB Book Track Premiere: Chainbreaker – ‘Lethal Desire’ HISS FROM THE MOAT Unveils Video For New Song ‘God Nephasto’ Track Premiere: A Novelist – ‘Tombeau’ Maximum Rocknroll Announces End of Print Publication Interview with Bloody Invasion LA BOTTEGA DEL TEMPO A VAPORE – launch new Lyric Video: Tempo Inverso PT.1 Il Viaggio ONYDIA – launch “The Unknown” (Official Lyric Video) and album pre-order! Full Album Stream: Spillage – “Blood of Angels” Wolves in the Throne Room, The Ruins of Beverast and more announced for Fire in the Mountains Interview with Bless the Dead Track Premiere: Breaking Wheel – ‘Torment of Flesh’ Rotting Out Release New Song, “Reaper” Carved – launch “Thanatos” album preview Interview with Voidhaven SamadhiSitaram – launch track in the memory of PANTERA VEIL OF CONSPIRACY launched album preview US Metal Group LYKEN21 Join Sliptrick Records Track Premiere: Judiciary – ‘War (Time is Nigh)’ WAKE Announce Spring Tour Track Premiere: Vimur – ‘Seditious Apertures’ Lostair – launch new videoclip “Where The Angels Die” Track Premiere: Imha Tarikat – ‘III-III: Imha Tarikatı (Sect of Destruction)’ Track Premiere: Thetan – ‘Null and Void’ High on Fire Cancel Electric Messiah 2019 Tour Due to Medical Issues NEVALRA Signs With M-Theory Audio For Those About to Squawk: Woorms, Oomph! Limited Decibel Metal & Beer Fest: Los Angeles Merch Now Available! Ossuarium Unleashes a “Blaze of Bodies” on Upcoming Debut Album Demo:listen: Caustic Vomit Death Fortress Continues Their Unending Reign Demo:listen: Lathliss EVEN VAST release new single and unveil album details Gift Subscriptions, Decibel Tour and Metal & Beer Fest Tickets for Christmas? Dimlight – new triple concept album is released, under the main title of “Kingdom of Horrors” OSDM Outfit Brutality Re-record Classic Songs for ‘Antecedent Offerings’ 5 Albums to Look Forward to in 2019 Carcass Watain KILL ALL THE GENTLEMEN Release New Official Video For ‘Sing For Me Sinner’ Hypnotheticall – launch lyric video for “Industrial Memories” Track Premiere: Yidhra – ‘Fuck Christmas’ (Fear Cover) No Corporate Beer: Thinking Hard About the Weather Cocoa Porter Track Premiere: INTRCPTR – ‘Dusted’ Holy Mountain Printing Launch Shirt to Benefit Pat O’Brien STEELAWAKE Release Official Video For ‘Hot Mess’ Food for Thought: Brainoil Discuss First Album in Seven Years DARK MIRROR OV TRAGEDY Reveal New Official Video From Forthcoming Album Album Review: Create a Kill – “Summoned to Rise” Interview with Sectlinefor Serbian Progressive Metal Group DEAD FROG join 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