French black metal devotees AOSOTH premiere the first single from their fifith studio album "V: The Inside Scriptures", due out on November 17th via Agonia Records. Listen to "Her Feet Upon The Earth, Blooming The Fruits Of Blood" at:
AOSOTH is the second project of vocalist and lyricist MkM (the founder of Antaeus) evolving in the black/death metal genre. While Antaeus sets boundaries for violent, grinding black metal, AOSOTH delivers more dissonant and 90's death metal elements combined with the work of guitarist & producer Bst (The Order Of Apollyon, VI), who compsed the music on the album. The duo is accompanied by bassist INRVI (the founder & mastermind of VI) and Saroth (Hell Militia, Temple of Baal) on second guitar.
"V: The Inside Scriptures" is a closing chapter of AOSOTH's musical and lyrical concept. Distinctive and downright suffocating, the album shows many differences to "III" and "IV: Arrow In Heart", the two previous full-length releases, especially in terms of atmosphere. The recordings took nearly three years and were interrupted by many events in the personal lives of MkM and Bst. At some point, the album was about to be abandoned and never released.
The drums for "V: The Inside Scriptures" were recorded by T. at Hybreed Studios (Temple Of Baal, Glorior Belli, VI). All other instruments were recorded at BST Studios. Mixing & mastering were done at BST Studios as well, while the painting adorning the album cover was created by Benjamin A. Vierling (Nightbringer, Weapon). Layout and additional photography was done by Somnyum. AOSOTH's logo was prepared by Erik Danielsson of Watain.
1. A Heart To Judge
2. Her Feet Upon The Earth, Blooming The Fruits Of Blood
3. The Inside Scriptures
4. Premises Of A Miracle
5. Contaminating All Tongues
6. Silver Dagger And The Breathless Smile
- Digipack CD.
- Regular black LP.
- Transparent LP (limited to 160 copies).
- White LP (limited to 240 copies).
- White & black t-shirts.
- Black zipper hoodie.
*There are no band pictures available at the request of the band itself. Please utilize the album artwork instead.
MkM - vocals
Bst - guitars
INRVI - bass
Saroth - second guitar
T. - session drums
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