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Crypt Sermon - 'Thunder (Perfect Mind)' (official video)

She came to me in a dream
Cloaked in green flame
Her voice a silent scream
She called my name

I have unearthed hidden ruins
An egress to the world beyond
And to traverse may be foolish
But through this ingress I’ll be respawned

In this vision of fires
The cosmic maw
Of my weakest desires
That lead to my fall

Blessed be the green lion
The green lion that eats the sun
To see through Orion
Where two hearts will beat as one

As above so below
There’s so much more to know
Beyond this flesh
I prayed and I cried, I choked down my pride
Despondent flesh
And as the devil's whip their slaves upon my spears
I return in kind
Seven devils have something new to fear
Thunder, Perfect Mind

She is peace, She is war
She is nothing, She is more
She is shameless, She is ashamed
She is everything that cannot be named

Crypt Sermon - 'The Stygian Rose'
Με τους Crypt Sermon ασχολούμαστε σχεδόν από τα ξεκινήματα της καριέρας τους. Μπάντα επικού doom metal εξ Αμερικής (USA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), η οποία δημιουργήθηκε πριν από μία ενδεκάδα έτη και έχει κυκλοφορήσει ένα demo και δύο "ολοκληρωμένους" δίσκους ("Out of the Garden" 2015, "The Ruins of Fading Light" 2019). Ο τρίτος βρίσκεται προ των πυλών. "The Stygian Rose" ο τίτλος και αναμένεται σε λίγες ημέρες...

Δελτίο τύπου: «Dark heavy metallers Crypt Sermon unveil their bewitching new album, The Stygian Rose, under the Dark Descent banner.

Featuring guitarist Steve Jansson (Daeva, Unrest), vocalist Brooks Wilson (Unrest), drummer Enrique Sagarnaga (Daeva, The Silver), guitarist Frank Chin (Daeva), bassist Matt Knox (Horrendous, The Silver) and keyboardist Tanner Anderson (Obsequiae, Majesties), the Philadelphia-based sextet parlayed their time away from the spotlight into a grander, more mysterious Crypt Sermon.

The interflow of doom and heavy metals underpins The Stygian Rose, but these boundaries are effortlessly transcended. From the blistering solo salvo of "Glimmers in the Underworld" and the commanding rhythm of "Heavy is the Crown of Bone" to the evocative Near Eastern vibes of "Thunder (Perfect Mind)" and the intricate, masterful journey of the 11-minute title track, The Stygian Rose epitomizes the band's burgeoning musical and conceptual prowess.

"We wanted The Stygian Rose to scratch a lot of itches that aren't being scratched," says guitarist Steve Jansson. "That's my goal when I make music. I want to make things that I don't hear other people doing or at least don't hear others doing all in one package. The music also has to have staying power and replay value. [I wanted] that addictive feeling you had when you listened to records as a teenager."

Crypt Sermon tracked The Stygian Rose with acclaimed producer Arthur Rizk (Blood Incantation, Cirith Ungol) and engineer Aidan Elias (Blood Incantation, Wayfarer) at Redwoods in Philadelphia. Although Rizk handled Out of the Garden (2015) and The Ruins of Fading Light (2019), the team captured the band's multi-genre chaplet in a new light this time.

Singles "Glimmers in the Underworld," "Heavy is the Crown of Bone" and "Thunder (Perfect Mind)" are frighteningly effective in their [Neil] Kernon-esque production. At the same time, deep album tracks "Scrying Orb," "Down in the Hollow" and "The Stygian Rose" cast long, mysterious shadows.

Rizk summoned from Crypt Sermon the same big-stage sound producers Dave Jerden and Rick Rubin coaxed out of Alice In Chains and Trouble, respectively. "We knew we wanted an aggressive sound", singer Brooks Wilson says. "Like [Metallica's] Black album or [Queensrÿche's] Operation: Mindcrime with loud smashing rock drums.

The guitars had to be aggressive and loud. The bass had to be tuned in more than on our previous albums. The bass had to be clean and deep. We were generally after a more clean, distinct, and audible production. The Stygian Rose has way more depth than anything we've done before."

Adorned with captivating artwork and featuring an enchanting (yet dark) lyrical concept by Wilson, this is Crypt Sermon’s level-up moment. Dive into The Stygian Rose and experience its rich rewards.»

Band: Crypt Sermon
Country of origin: United States
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Formed in: 2013
Genre: Epic Doom Metal
Years active: 2013-present

Video: "Thunder (Perfect Mind)"
Video by: Frank Huang (Max Volume Silence)

Album: "The Stygian Rose"
Type: Full length
Release date: June 14th, 2024
Label: Dark Descent Records
Format: CD, 12" vinyl, Cassette, Digital

Track listing:
1. Glimmers in the Underworld 08:13
2. Thunder (Perfect Mind) 05:53
3. Down in the Hollow 06:31
4. Heavy Is the Crown of Bone 05:08
5. Scrying Orb 07:55
6. The Stygian Rose 11:10

Band members:
Brooks Wilson - Vocals
Enrique Sagarnaga - Drums
Steve Jansson - Guitars
Frank Chin - Guitars
Matt Knox - Bass
Tanner Anderson - Keyboards

Miscellaneous staff:
Brooks Wilson - Artwork
Scott Kinkade - Photography
Aidan Elias - Engineering
Arthur Rizk - Producer, Mixing, Mastering

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