Beginning today, high traffic music portal Pitchfork.com is streaming, 777 – The Desanctification, the upcoming new full-length from eclectic black metal legion, BLUT AUS NORD. Set for release in North America via Debemur Morti Productions on November 29, 2011, The Desanctification is the second chapter in BLUT AUS NORD‘s 777 trilogy and moves deeper into a nightmare realm of reality.
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777 – The Desanctification illustrates the precise moment when man finds himself embraced in frightening, almost unbearable solitude in a deconstructed world void of all material and spiritual elements. The record captures the shocking aftermath of mankind’s liberation from the constraints of culture, history and superstition; he is freed of idols but now stands alone in a massive, empty universe. Devoid of emotion, without purpose or reason. It’s a terrifying place to be, yet, as modern man, we all reside here. With political, religious and philosophical power negated – and time (our great companion) annihilated – the celestial being is stripped bare, reality altered amid irreversible illumination. Unmistakably BLUT AUS NORD, 777 – The Desanctification is typically swarming, manic and cascading but also more ambient and atmospheric than 777 – Sect(s). With speed and violence eschewed in favor of morose moods and unsettling soundscapes, this journey is meditative, trancelike and intriguing.
Originating in 1994 from the ashes of Vlad (who released two demos), BLUT AUS NORD are undisputable French black metal pioneers, always managing to progress and move forward, evolving in perpetual mutation, developing their own vision of black metal. Choosing, from the start, the total opposite path of regressive bands (who copy what others have done ten years earlier and ten times better), BLUT AUS NORD eschews all the inherent clichés belonging to the genre. BLUT AUS NORD‘s approach is a fist in the face of mainstream mediocrity, becoming more macabre and sinister through a blend of innovative musical research, subliminal mental manipulation, and an incredible haunted, nightmarish feeling based on disharmony. BLUT AUS NORD are creators of a hallucinogenic universe, erasing all preconceived ideas of black metal – and extreme music in general. They redefine the rules…