The luckiest among you were recently treated to Epoch of Aquarius, the phenomenal Svarga Music reissue from Ukrainian Pagan/Folk Metallers MUNRUTHEL. Well, you ain’t heard nothin’ yet! On November 12th the new MUNRUTHEL masterpiece, CREEDamage, will be released on Svarga Music. Performed in the finest traditions of Symphonic Pagan Metal, the new album also features guest vocals from Masha “Scream” (ARKONA) and Wulfstan (FOREFATHER), as well as a cracking cover of BATHORY’s “The Lake.”
MUNRUTHEL‘s most mature work to date, the album’s musical canvas is decorated not only with the atmospheric dabs inherent in early works of the project’s composer, but also with the aggressive riffing first heard on Oriana’s Tales and fully revealed on Epoch of Aquarius.CREEDamage will be more interesting to the admirers of a heavy guitar sound that is matched with powerful orchestral arrangements and graceful atmospherics.
The album concept covers topics that have been explored by the composer since MUNRUTHEL‘s origin in 1995. Specifically, it concerns his boundless love for Mother Nature, as an embodiment of native, natural beliefs and a primordial pagan outlook. The track “Carpathians’ Shield” is dedicated to the memory of last known Molphar (traditional sorcerer by birth in Carpathian culture) Mikhail Nechay (24.02.1930 – 14.07.2011), who was killed in the summer of 2011 by a Christian zealot.
CREEDamage will be released in standard jewel-case and limited 6-panel digipak formats.
Track samples from CREEDamage can be heard at this location.
Ardent Dance of War’s God
Rolls of Thunder from Fiery Skies
The Mown Dawns Lie On The Ground – feat. Masha “Scream” (ARKONA)
The Age of Heroes
The Lake (BATHORY cover) – feat. Wulfstan (FOREFATHER)
The Eyes of Abyss
Карпатський Щит [Carpathians’ Shield]
Krada I: The Blood
Krada II: The Surya
Krada III: The Fire