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Releases: Decline of the I - Johannes
Decline of the IArtist: Decline of the I
Title: Johannes
Catalog number: ARLP200_V3
Format: 12"LP (color-in-color w/ splatter)
Genre: Black Metal
Origin: France
Release date: 2021
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Limited to 300 handnumbered copies 12" color-in-color vinyl with splatter + digital download code and insert.

DECLINE OF THE I is a combination of multifaceted, post-black metal and exploratory lyrics, that dwell on topics of existential philosophy. Originating from France (Paris, Île-de-France), the band was created by AK, who descends from a rich portfolio of past and on-going acts (including VorkreistMerrimackThe Order Of ApollyonNeo Inferno 262Malhkebre and Diapsiquir), with DECLINE OF THE I being his most personal endeavor yet. While the band's first three albums were inspired by the works of French surgeon and neurologist Henri Laborit, the new one - "Johannes" - pursues a different approach based on the output of Danish philosopher, Søren Kierkegaard, and opens a new trilogy for the band. All music and lyrics were written exclusively by AK, who recorded guitars, keyboards and some of the vocals. He's surrounded by a full line-up of SI (vocals), AD (bass) and SK (drums).

Drums  were recorded at Hybreed Studios (Temple Of BaalRitualizationMerrimack) while rest of the instruments were recorded at a private, home-studio. The album was mixed at Drudenhaus (AlcestAluk TodoloDrastus). Dehn Sora (Deathspell OmegaBlus aus Nord) crafted the cover artwork. David Fitt (PerturbatorAlcest) shot new band photos.

Tracklist:
1. A Selfish Star
2. The Veil of Splendid Lies
3. Act of Faith
4. Tethering the Transient
5. Dieu Vide