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Today, reanimated Greek black metallers Disharmony premiere the new track "The Gates of Elthon" at Decibel magazine's website. The track hails from the band's LONG-awaited debut album, Goddamn the Sun, set for international release on March 3rd via Iron Bonehead Productions. Hear Disharmony's "The Gates of Elthon" in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Disharmony are an often-overlooked entry in the history of Greek black metal. Formed in 1991 but broken up by '95, the band would record three demos and a cult EP on the legendary Molon Lave label. Although Disharmony's sound early on slotted well into the classic Hellenic BM paradigm - militant pulse, mystical atmosphere, deep roots in traditional metal - they largely took a more unorthodox approach, touching upon Beheritian weirdness and ritualistic soundscape, but always with a thoroughly occult aura. Longtime fans of the band, Iron Bonehead collected Disharmony's old discography together under the title Vade Retro Satana and released it on CD and double-LP formats in 2016, reintroducing the band to old fans as well as younger generations.
But, now 2017 dawns and Disharmony have been resurrected, and their long-promised debut album has arrived in the form of Goddamn the Sun. Immediately, it is clear that this is a work of ancient Hellenic darkness; those immediately recognizable fundamentals are firmly in place, and it is literally like a blast from the past - specifically for pioneering Greek black metal, the watershed year of 1993. And yet, so many years and a couple decades later, there is a new and strikingly refreshing sense of refinement to Disharmony on Goddamn the Sun. Long gone the unorthodox accoutrements may be, but what takes their stead is a stout 'n' surging iteration of Hellenic classicism, triumphant and otherworldly in equal measure, and still emitting a sulphurous sensation of aeons-old occultism. Even the cover art to Goddamn the Sun itself suggests an eldritch era, sometimes forgotten but never fully dead.
Finally, seemingly a lifetime in the making, Disharmony have stepped forward to ascend the throne of this rich, timeless pantheon. The next step can be taken exclusively HERE, courtesy of Decibel, North America's only monthly metal magazine. The first step can be taken at Iron Bonehead's Soundcloud with the track "Elochim" exclusively HERE.
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