Carpe Noctem – a black metal band from Iceland – has signed a multi album contract with Aural Music imprint Code666.
Carpe Noctem’s debut album titled “In Terra Profugus”, due for release in late summer 2013, is a concept album about an ethereal journey within and without the self, exploring concepts of life, death and the nature of evil. It is about overcoming and reaching understanding through strife and hardship, about self-flagellation of the soul. The album title calls upon Cain’s journey into the wasteland of Nod, the self-made exile from God’s creation. Imagery from nature and light references to Nordic myth permeate the text, which is both vivid and esoteric in description. Mixed and Mastered by Paso (The Secret, Ephel Duath) at Studio73, Italy.
The order of the songs count down at first, and then upwards, signifying the initial descent into the earth, into the dream or afterlife, and the subsequent transformation and resurrection.
III. Odium Somniferum
II. Ars Moriendi
II. Metamorphoses Maleficarum
III. Hostis Humani Generis
Carpe Noctem was formed in November 2005 but it’s current formation came to be in 2009. By this time, it had earned a reputation of intense performances on stage, while rising as one of Iceland’s leading acts in black metal. The music shows various influences and expresses extreme opposites. It forms a raw, chaotic and apocalyptic soundscape combined with Icelandic lyrics; Often referencing scripture, Nordic mythology, occult writings, apocalyptic prophecies and Icelandic black magic rituals. Carpe Noctem has self-released a demo (Myrkraverk, 2008) and an EP (Carpe Noctem, 2009).