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Australian black metal cult Ignis Gehenna have premiered the new track "Baleful Scarlet Star" at heavily trafficked web-portal NoCleanSinging.com. The track hails from the band' debut album of the same name, Baleful Scarlet Star, set for international release on January 9th, 2017 via Seance Records. Hear Ignis Gehenna's blazing "Baleful Scarlet Scar" exclusively HERE.
The seeds of Ignis Gehenna were sewn in 2007 by Erebus Enthroned singer Nihilifer and Archfiend. Based in Australia, Nihilifer crafted the music while Archfiend, from the USA, penned lyrics. These initial works expressed the devilry of youth and a crude demo was recorded, entitled Ecclesia Diabolus. In 2010, the band produced the EP Revelations of Sinister Rebirth, released through the Korean label Misanthropic Art. An entrancing-yet-ugly sound pervaded this short work of bloodshed and fanaticism.
In the years of silence since, Nihilifer has continued Ignis Gehenna as a purely solo work, slowly writing music and creating lyrics to reflect experiences, insights, and visions of his idiosyncratic path. The work was finished upon relocating to a remote part of Australia where isolation allowed his creative vision to flourish. It is now in the late months of 2016, when the fires of spring are burning anew, that the debut album, Baleful Scarlet Star, shall be released on Séance Records in the early new year, after spending many years behind closed doors, echoing within its composer's mind.
Baleful Scarlet Star features six lengthy songs of dynamic and powerful Luciferian black metal. This remarkable solo work by Nihilifer expands upon and surpasses Ignis Gehenna’s former forays in musical composition in terms of complexity, atmospheric subtlety, and lyrical craftsmanship. The music is powerful, melodic, and inspiring, igniting the dark recesses of imagination to conjure potent visual imagery and enticing the mind and soul to explore hidden facets of the human spectre. Nihilifer is known for his powerful vocal style and penning lyrics which are thought-provoking, intelligent, and filled with metaphor. He has created an album which is not only grandiose but also deeply conceptual.
Originally upwards of 80 minutes of music was recorded for Baleful Scarlet Star, but two tracks have been held back so as to allow time and experience to fulfil these remaining songs, which were at the time unfinished lyrically. Musically and conceptually, they belong together and will be released on the second Ignis Gehenna album, which Nihilifer is currently working on for release in 2018. In the meantime, hear the title track to Baleful Scarlet Star exclusively HERE, courtesy of NoCleanSinging.com. Also hear the the first track off Baleful Scarlet Star, "Serpent Oracle," exclusively HERE.
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