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Roman Catholic Black Metallers Reverorum Ib Malacht set release date for new Annapurna album; reveals first track
On May 11th internationally (June 15th in the United States), AnnapurnA shall release Reverorum ib Malacht's highly anticipated fourth album, Im Ra Distare Summum Soveris Seris Vas innoble. The album will be released on CD, vinyl, and digital, with the vinyl to be available in two editions: black vinyl, or coloured vinyl with download card.
As sole practitioners of Roman Catholic Black Metal, Reverorum ib Malacht are truly in a league of their own. Their three albums to date - 2011's Urkaos, the three iterations of 2014's De Mysteriis Dom Christi, and last year's Ter Agios Numini - are unparalleled in their intensity of vision and sound. But with Im Ra Distare Summum Soveris Seris Vas innoble, whatever conceptions of "vastness" and "density" the band deeply explored prior have been hereby dwarfed.
Like any of the band's albums, Reverorum ib Malacht's Im Ra Distare Summum Soveris Seris Vas innoble is not an easy album to navigate, nor was that ever an option to begin with. For music - truly MUSIC, whether it be classed as "black metal" or "ambient" or otherwise - this personal and idiosyncratic was meant for exploration of truths far beyond the surface level, both above and below, encompassing the totality of eternity and its incomprehension. Layers are built upon layers upon layers, each one denser and yet more Spartan than the next, weaving a maze that becomes a riddle that circles back to a maze again, like the very Ouroboros forever swallowing its tail. It very much "sounds like" black metal (or ambient-intensive black metal, that is) but rather aims for what IS...existing, spreading further, forever outwards...living, dying, being.
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