Released December 13, 2019
Press release statement:
ARKONA, one of the first and best Polish Black Metal bands, follow up 2016’s Debemur Morti debut ‘Lunaris’ with the frighteningly-focused ‘Age Of Capricorn’, a zip-wire blast of mesmerising intensity.
Formed in 1993, the band record-on-record continually ascend to the next level and this emphatic 7th album builds a new world from their distinctive sonic elements: nihilistic rage, strident power, masterfully integrated filmic orchestration and vicious slabs of whiteout riffing where emotive melodies are beaten into corruption.
Recorded, mixed and mastered at Impressive Art Studio, ‘Age Of Capricorn’ is blessed with a crisp production that foregrounds a jackhammer relentlessness of near-industrial proportions, leaving the listener gasping for air as they are bludgeoned into inverted cathedrals of sound.
ARKONA are the place where the lightless spirits of second and third wave Black Metal assume modern form in an all too relatable maelstrom of degradation and disquiet, alienation and anger, hypnosis and horror.