AZOTHYST — BLOOD OF DEAD GOD MLP / CASSETTE / DIGIPAK MCD / DIGITAL / T-SHIRT
(Description by Shawn Haché)
In an age of saccharine palatability the only antidote is poison. A dreaded and mysterious formula to execute the uninitiated and elevate the worthy. Delivered in a stained chalice, Vault of Dried Bones puts this corrosive tincture to your lips and demands, “Imbibe!”. The long anticipated first offering of AZOTHYST is a sanguine solution. Swallow, enter a violently altered state, and prepare for the horror that awaits in the Blood of Dead God.
The cult of AZOTHYST has long lingered in whispers throughout the Canadian extreme metal microcosm. Occasionally surfacing in merciless sneak attacks, only to rescind back to unbeing. Complete manifestation has recoiled to the stuff of legend and oral tradition among the elite. With ranks comprising ancient corpse-keepers and the adversely prophetic, respect was immediately due upon initial rumour. At last, the hour is nigh! Sufficient belief has breathed life into thought-form and Pandora’s box has been shattered. Travel deep enough into the abyss and enter a parallel realm of horror and diabolism. AZOTHYST’s domain is an inversion of reality where the wretched become the crowned and conquering. The bottom of the pit is the pinnacle of the mountain, and it is a summit of skulls and carrion. You drank the slain deity’s essence to get this far, but will you scale the peaks or plumb the depths of a mass grave?
Neophite! Attune to the horrifyingly vast and oppressively cavernous before proceeding or abandon hope completely. From the moment of revelation, the onslaught is pure, pushing the frenzy to a fever pitch. AZOTHYST’s execution of sheer violence on Blood of Dead God is a ruthless dagger to the throat. At the peaks of madness, gnostic moments of clarity give way to hypnotic formlessness, and all suspends in suffocating surreality. In the grip of awakening, malevolence takes hold once again and the spiral towards brutality resumes. This calculated cycle of black/death metal in equal parts psychoactive ceremony and savage execution continues until the ritual is complete.
Mixed by P.M. and Damian Herring, mastered by Damian Herring at Subterranean Watchtower Studios.
Logo, sigils and booklet illustrations by Krag.
Painting and borders by Abomination Hammer.
Cover illustration by Artem Grigoryev.
Layout by P.M.
1. RITES OF ASCENDANCY (5:19)
2. FANES AT THE ENGUR (1:19)
3. BESTIAL BLOOD TEMPLE OF RITUAL PREDATION (4:25)
4. THE DEAD REEK OF THE ABYSS BEYOND LIGHT (1:04)
5. ERADICATION ALTAR (3:55)
6. GRAVELESS MASS (4:11)
CASSETTE EDITION CO-RELEASED WITH SERPENTS HEAD REPRISAL
— Smoky brown-tinted cassette shell.
— 2 panel poster foldout j-card.
— Limited to 100 units.
DIGIPAK MCD EDITION RELEASED BY GODZ OV WAR PRODUCTIONS.
— 6 panel digipak.
— Limited to 500 units.
EXCLUSIVE VINYL EDITIONS
Translucent Black with Black Blood | DARK DESCENT RECORDS | United States of America
Bestial Blood Temple Red | IN FASTU NEGAS | Latin America
Clear | GODZ OV WAR PRODUCTIONS and IRONBONEHEAD PRODUCTIONS | Europe
White | VAULT OF DRIED BONES | Wholesale
Black | VAULT OF DRIED BONES
— 180 gram vinyl at 45 rpm for maximum sound quality.
— Reverse board jacket and inside flooded with gore.
— 12×12 inch card stock insert.
— 20 page A5 booklet with lyrics and extensive artwork.
— Black poly-lined inner sleeves.
TRANSLUCENT BLACK WITH BLACK BLOOD | DARK DESCENT RECORDS | UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
BESTIAL BLOOD TEMPLE RED | IN FASTU NEGAS | LATIN AMERICA
WHITE | VAULT OF DRIED BONES | WHOLESALE
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