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Spiritus Mortis - 'Skoptsy' (official audio)

Δισκογραφική επιστροφή μετά από μία πενταετία για τους Spiritus Mortis. Το νέο δισκογραφικό πόνημα των Φινλανδών doomsters τιτλοφορείται "The Great Seal" και έχει προγραμματισθεί να κυκλοφορήσει στα μέσα του πρώτου φθινοπωρινού μήνα.

Οι Spiritus Mortis μας έρχονται από την Φινλανδία. Δημιουργήθηκαν το μακρινό 1987 (ως Rigor Mortis τον πρώτο χρόνο) και συνεχίζουν ακάθεκτοι μέχρι τις ημέρες μας αν και η δισκογραφική τους καριέρα ξεκινά ουσιαστικά το 2004. Έχουν κυκλοφορήσει τέσσερα full length albums (θυμηθείται το προηγούμενο "The Year Is One"), οκτώ demos, ένα boxed set (πέρυσι), ενώ έχουν βάλει την "υπογραφή" τους και πέντε συλλογές / split.

Από την αρχική σύνθεση της μπάντας παραμένουν ο μπασίστας (και πρώην τραγουδιστής) Teemu Maijala και ο αδερφός του (και κιθαρίστας) Jussi Maijala. Πλέον πρόσφατο μέλος στο συγκρότημα ο drummer Markus Kuula, οποίος εντάχθηκε στο δυναμικό των Spiritus Mortis πέρυσι...

Ο δίσκος των Spiritus Mortis 'The Great Seal'
Δελτίο τύπου: «Finnish Heavy Metal legends, Spiritus Mortis unveil a grand–scale epic of antique Doom on 16th of September via Svart Records. Erecting a new monolith in the halls of Doom Metal history with their fifth album The Great Seal, Spiritus Mortis certify true classic status as one of the scene’s modern greats.

There are few modern-day bands that can be uttered under the same breath as the giants of Traditional Doom and Heavy Metal like Spiritus Mortis. Formed in 1987 as Rigor Mortis they can firmly attest to having been “the first Finnish Doom Metal band”, uncovering hallowed ground before the later imitators.

Carrying the banner of powerful true Metal, the likes of which stands proudly next to the masters such as Dio era Sabbath, Solitude Aeturnus and Trouble, Spiritus Mortis have established a tradition of catchy song-writing and consummate knowledge of sacred riff-craft.

The Great Seal is a collosal album which Spiritus Mortis describes as “a rite of collective suicide and an orgy of self-immolation” and plumbs the depths of epic sorrow with gargantuan slabs of igneous riffs and emotional vocals.

Synonymous with classic Finnish Doom bands like Reverend Bizarre, whose singer Albert Witchfinder intoned previous albums’ vocals, Spiritus Mortis continue to define and cement their formidable legacy.

Albert’s replacement, Kimmo Perämäki is more than worthy of the consecrated robes he inherits, delivering a performance which is flawlessly dominating and instantly gratifying.

Tracks like Martyrdom Operation and Visions Of Immortality see Perämäki boldly carving his own name in the stone tablets of future history, marrying the riffs of the Maijala brothers and guitarist Kari Lavila with the splendor of magnificent melancholy that Spiritus Mortis is so known and admired for.

Not only will true devotees of the Spiritus Mortis Doom church be raising their fists with full hearts, but those who seek knowledge of the faithful spirit of real Metal can surely look no further than within The Great Seal.»

Band: Spiritus Mortis
Country of origin: Finland
Location: Alavus, Etelä-Pohjanmaa
Formed in: 1987
Genre: Doom Metal
Lyrical themes: Death, Doom, Occultism, Esotericism
Years active: 1987-1988 (as Rigor Mortis), 1988-present

Audio: "Skoptsy"
Album: "The Great Seal"
Type: Full length
Release date: September 16th, 2022
Label: Svart Records
Format: CD, 12" vinyl, Digital

Track listing:
1. Puputan
2. Death’s Charioteer
3. Martyrdom Operation
4. Skoptsy
5. Khristovovery
6. Vision of Immortality
7. Feast of the Lord
8. Are You A Witch

Δελτίο τύπου: «Finland’s most ancient purveyors of Doom Metal, Spiritus Mortis, are back with a vengeance! Seven years have passed since their previous offering The God Behind The God, also their first featuring ex-Reverend Bizarre vocalist Albert Witchfinder.

The fourth album The Year Is One is a mirror to your childhood’s occult fantasies. It is what you thought you heard when listening to your favorite headbanging music - even though those bands actually sang about driving fast cars, sex and drugs, whereas Spiritus Mortis’ material really does deal with black magic and necrophilia.

It is as heavy and evil as one can get without slipping away from the world of pure old school heavy metal. Prepared with the kind of passion and time-consuming concentration that is fitting of the Doom Metal genre, The Year Is One was several years in the making, and the dedication is palpably present in the music.

The band’s roots in Dio-era Sabbath sounds are there, but the men play with a heavy-handed, yet melodic vigour rather unusual in the genre. Albert Witchfinder’s voice carries a newfound joy of expression, and he delivers his bedtime stories about demon summoning and corpse violation as if possessed by evil genius.»

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