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Norwegian black metallers Tortorum premiere the new track "Night of the Witch" at Decibel magazine's website. The track hails from the band's highly anticipated new mini-album, Rotten. Dead. Forgotten, set for international release on October 13th via W.T.C. Productions. "Night of the Witch" can be heard HERE.
It's been two years since the release of Tortorum's critically acclaimed second album, Katabasis, and in that time, ubiquitous drummer Dirge Rep has amicably departed the Norse black metal vanguard's ranks. Bloodied but unbowed, the trio saw fit to record an all-new mini-album, bearing the ominous title Rotten. Dead. Forgotten. This title is prescient, and wholly descriptive of the six-track record's contents. Moving at a slower, more methodical pace, Rotten. Dead. Forgotten. stomps forward with a hideous energy that literally feels DEAD.
Like a reanimated corpse or malignant spectre, the Tortorum of Rotten. Dead. Forgotten. has turned a new and no-less-harrowing page here, largely leaving behind the orthodox speed of their massive first two albums and striking upon largely unexplored terrain where space and shade are blackened to a crisp and are patiently pushed forward with a palatable sense of maturity.
Then again, the fire of old does occasionally ignite across the mini-album's six, comparably more stretched-out tracks, suggesting that the future is wide open for this equally surprising/dependable band. And like always, Tortorum are no strangers to the stage, and will soon be defiling them across Europe with a sound that's truly Rotten. Dead. Forgotten. Witness the first stench exclusively HERE, courtesy of Decibel, North America's only monthly metal magazine.
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