Northwestern stronghold of magick ‘n’ mysticism PESANTA URFOLK announces June 24th as the release date for HELL’s highly anticipated III. This vinyl-only release will receive the characteristically grandiose treatment from PESANTA URFOLK, the labor of love of noted photographer/documentarian/
Is hell a metaphorical place, or a literal one? Where is HELL? HELL currently resides in Salem, Oregon, USA. It is largely the work of one M.S.W. To date, the man has recorded three increasingly expansive full-length albums, always on cassette format. Now, HELL prepares to make that metaphorical place a literal one – or is that vice versa? – with the vinyl edition of his third album, appropriately titled III. Released on vinyl by PESANTA URFOLK in conjunction with the cassette release, HELL’s III canvasses a large swathe of emotional terrain across its two ambitious compositions. A total of 37 minutes playing time, III is both light and shade, weight and weightlessness: from elegiac drone to feral black metal, viscous sludge to autumnal Americana, there and back again, sonic wanderlust riding the deluge, HELL unshackles itself and places the dense ‘n’ demanding burden squarely upon the listener.So, back to the original question: is hell a metaphorical place, or a literal one? Visit III and find out for yourself.
The PESANTA URFOLK vinyl LP edition of HELL’s III is strictly limited to 472 copies, and is available on black/blood-red vinyl with a poster and insert. It is being jointly released on cassette by Eternal Warfare.
Full tracklisting for HELL”s III LP
1) Mourn [18:08]
2) Decedre [19:00]