THE DEVIL’S BLOOD BARE THEIR TEETH FOR THE FINAL TIME
After shocking fanatics the world over with the announcement of their split in January, The Devil’s Blood have now revealed details of their final album.
‘III: Tabular Rasa or Death and the Seven Pillars’, will be released in Europe, and the rest of the world, by Germany’s Ván Records while Metal Blade handles North America.
The record will be available in CD, DLP and digital download formats from the 30th of April in Europe and a soon-to-be-announced date for the US/Canada.
“White Storm Of Teeth”, a track off the final LP, has been released, featuring Manuel Tinnemanns’ (Deathspell Omega, Pentacle, Rotting Christ) artwork for the album, which can be seen HERE
Selim Lemouchi, one half of the core of The Devil’s Blood, and Lucifer’s left hand man, explained the decision to release the final full-length, saying: “Prior to our disbanding on the 22nd of January 2013 we had been active with the pre-production of what was to be our third album. 7 songs, the complete outline of the album, had been, in humble form, recorded in my home recording studio and these demos were supposed to be the template for our studio recordings. .
“Obviously we would never make it that far and the initial shock of that fact saddened us greatly. After but a few days we listened to this material again and decided that even though the audio quality might not be what people have come to expect from a The Devil’s Blood release, the song material was and is the best we have ever done. We came to the conclusion that these songs deserve to become a part of The Canon and that we would release them as is. .
“I spent a few days gathering all the demo material together, made a very simple mix and gave the material to our friend and mentor Pieter G. Kloos to master in his studio. Here we present you with the titles of the material and the artwork which was done by Manuel Tinnemans.”
‘III: Tabular Rasa or Death and the Seven Pillars’ (2013): .
I. I Was Promised A Hunt
Part III – …And The Holy Cunt Spewed Forth Abomination…
Part II – …Wielding The Hammer Of The Dead…
Part I – …Upon The Aimless Path…
II. The Lullaby Of The Burning Boy
III. …If Not A Vessel?
IV. In The loving Arms Of Lunacy’s Secret Demons
V. Dance Of The Elements
VI. White Storm Of Teeth
VII. Tabula Rasa
Regarding the recently released song, Selim said: “The song we have chosen to release now is “White Storm of Teeth”. More so than the other material this song speaks to the completion and transubstantiation that always follows an Occult path. Not the end of a journey but the start of a completely new one. Built around thirteen stanzas in the first part and thirteen stanzas in the second part the process of inner enlightenment through confusion and entropy and the initiation through the Death of the lower self is illustrated. This theme is rampant throughout the record and its lyrics but here it culminates and completely devours itself. After this work no words are needed and, on the album, none are offered. .
“The Devil’s Blood has always been an entity that defied any fealty or thankfulness towards any earthly influence. But we as people need not hold to this paradigm any longer. We therefore wish to express our sincere thankfulness to all those who have supported this weird quest and have made the earthly woes to not work against us. You most definitely know who you are. .
“With thankfulness and a glad heart filled with the pride of a Work well done, SL/…/AO”.
Photograph by Sandra Ludewig.
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