VAULT OF DRIED BONES, in conspiracy with IRON BONEHEAD PRODUCTIONS, is proud to present VERSIFIST’s second EP, Cipher, on 7″ format. Hailing from the isolated realm of Nova Scotia, Canada, VERSIFIST here offer two swift ‘n’ scabrous six-minute attacks of nuanced, deathened black metal. On the A-side of Cipher is the aptly titled “Bring Back the Dark,” where the power-trio become a force of self-propulsion, blasting forward with iron-fisted energy before settling into a tense ‘n’ sustained down-tempo toward song’s end. On the B-side, “…In Tongues” goes the reverse route, starting delicately and ominously before patiently building back into that iron-fisted energy, this time applying a frozen melodicism atop. Together, with a production that’s clear ‘n’ cutting whilst retaining the requisite scuzziness, Cipher is a quick but ultimately satisfying introduction to VERSIFIST, tiding over the legions until the band’s imminent debut album.

300g reversed cardboard jacket & inside flooded in black
Limited to 500 Copies on black vinyl
250g insert with matte varnish
Illustrations, photography and layout by B.B.
Band photo courtesy of Evil Steeple
Released in cooperation with Iron Bonehead Productions
VAULT 020 / IBP 268

“Let the construct take its shape…..Let the blood flow
This is the only way that brings me forth
Who will punish our trespasses, put out the light?
“I can’t bear to see anymore”….Bring back the dark!”

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