British metallers CODE, who’s sound sits on the boundaries of black, avant-garde and progressive metal, reveal second brand new song entitled “Becoming Host”. The song is taken from CODE’s forthcoming album “Augur Nox”, which will be released on November 19th in Europe and November 26th in North America via Agonia Records. “Becoming Host” is available for streaming at Invisible Oranges: http://www.invisibleoranges.
The first released song, “Glimlight Tourist”, can be listened to at: http://youtu.be/MfLfg94OCE0
“Augur Nox” is the first album featuring CODE‘s new line up of Aort, Wacian, Syhr, LORDt and Andras. The brand-new material demonstrates the band’s fresh personnel in a vivid light, confirming CODE‘s position as a radiant gem in the extreme metal world. It displays a multifaceted approach: from stunning wide-ranging vocals, otherworldly clean passages and barbed metallic riffery, all filtered through a refined prism of avant-garde black metal. The album isCODE‘s most progressive effort to date, yet always captures the band’s distinct eerie and arcane vibe.
Featuring ten tracks and 2 interludes over a 55 minute playing time, “Augur Nox” is a bold step forward where acute songwriting and expansive experimentation go hand in hand. CODE‘s sound has been both refined and exaggerated at the same time, to produce a melodically dense and ambitious piece of work. The band describes the forthcoming release as their “most dynamic and challenging material to date”.
“Augur Nox” was mixed and mastered at Orgone Studios in London (Ghost, Cathedral, Ulver) after three years of development and pre-production.
1. Black Rumination
2. Becoming Host
4. Glimlight Tourist
– Dx. (interlude)
5. Garden Chancery
6. The Lazarus Cord
7. The Shrike Screw
– Rx. (interlude)
8. Trace of God
9. Harmonies in Cloud
10. White Tryptych
The follow-up to 2009’s “Resplendent Grotesque” (nominated for a Spellemann Award in the best metal album category) will be available in digipack, limited vinyl and digital formats. The vinyl formats include: black vinyl, colour in colour vinyl (bone white/ultra clean)limited to 100 copies and a further 100 copies on swamp green/ultra clean colour in colour vinyl.