French death/black metallers TEMPLE OF BAAL have announced the details of their 4th full-length album, entitled “Verses Of Fire” (cover below). The release is coming out on October 22nd in Europe and November 12th in North America via Agonia Records. More news after the jump.
“Verses Of Fire’s” sound has been carefully manufactured by Andrew Guillotin in Hybreed Studios. Focusing on a more organic side thanks to the use of tube amps and natural drums, the production allows the natural old-school feeling of the band to shine through the whole album. Through ten tracks – lasting about an hour – TEMPLE OF BAAL explores a wide spectre of extreme metal: from the raging blast beats of “το αστέρι 418”, or the furious “Bloodangel”, to the thrashing mayhem of “Golden Wings Of Azazel”, or “Lord Of The Raging Seas” double bass drum’s mid tempo. Eerie, haunting black metal vibes are never neglected though; “The Tenth Aethyr”, or the conclusive, 9 minutes epic “Walls Of Fire” bring the band back to their primal influence – the sinister sounds of early 90’s black/death metal.
New material will be available as digipack CD, limited double LP and extra limited gold LP (66 copies only).