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Russian black metallers Khashm have premiereed the new track "Obsidian Keys" at Decibel magazine's website. The track hails from the band's highly anticipated fourth album, Asmodeus Rising, set for international release on May 26th via Iron Bonehead Productions on vinyl LP format with bonus 7" EP. Hear Khashm's "Obsidian Keys" in its entirety exclusively HERE.
One of black metal's best-kept secrets, Khashm belong to the inner circle of Russia's True Ingrian Black Metal Death. As such, the sound they've patiently crafted for nearly a decade bears a tangibly gnarly physicality contrasted by an almost-levitational aspect: truly, an alchemical melding of aggression and atmosphere.
Asmodeus Rising is arguably Khashm's most complete and engrossing work yet. At five songs on the main LP and a bonus 7" featuring two new bonus tracks, the near-50 minutes comprising Asmodeus Rising exhibit a haunting spirit that's at once wholly modern and authentically ancient. Traces of the most orthodox black metal both past and present are taken and twisted into garish 'n' grimy shapes, and often buttressed by medieval organ. The production is full and filthy, never sacrificing the sanguine in its search for cobwebbed clarity. Khashm even exhibit the sonic nous to tackle fully fledged dark ambient for the main LP's climactic, catacombed end. Asmodeus Rising, indeed...
Continue to rise with the track "Obsidian Keys" exclusively HERE, courtesy of Decibel, North America's only monthly metal magazine. Begin that rise with the track "The Hidden One" at Iron Bonehead's Soundcloud HERE.
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