Black metal acolytes from Greece, Acherontas, have revealed details on the successor to 2013’s Amenti- Ψαλμοί Αίματος Και Αστρικά Οράματα. Their new album bears the title Ma-IoN: Formulas Of Reptilian Unification and will be unleashed upon planet Earth via World Terror Committee on 27 February 2015.
The black metal troupe changed their name from Stutthof to Acherontas in 2007 and have since offered four full-length albums, one EP and six splits (with Necromantia, Leviathan and Nightbringer, among others).
With their upcoming full-length, Acherontas “continue their creative ascent by paradoxically descending deeper into the depths of the occult underworld” World Terror Committee informs us. “Ma-IoN explores a wide swath of sonic territory, ranging Acherontas’ characteristically windswept style of songwriting to twisted ‘n’ twisting variations of it to, most crucially, ritualistic soundscapes comprising ancient Far Eastern and shamanic instrumentation”.
Acherontas V.Priest, singer and guitarist for the band, comments: “We are here to serve the magical current of the ancients, the underground art of the ’90s era and to offer a magical provocation to those with eyes to see and feel their potential, to stir the stagnated waters of reality.”
Members of Abigor, Malign and Nightbringer (among others) appear as guests on the album.
Ma-IoN (Formulas Of Reptilian Unification) tracklist:
01. “Fires Of Prometheus”
02. “Nereid Tide Of Neptune’s Rudra”
03. “Convolut-ion, Manifestat-ion, Secret-ion, Karma-lravatl The Thunders Emerged”
04. “Ma-Ion ‘Formulas Of Reptilian Unification'”
05. “Permutation In The Aetheric Void (Ma-Ion Sacred Seal)”
06. “Shaman And The Waning Moon”
07. “Lunar Transcendence & The Secret Kiss Of Nut”
08. “The Awakening Of Astral Orphic Mysteries – Behind The Eyes Of Irida”
09. “Copper Arcana”
10. “Therionic Transformation”
11. “Orgiastic Feast Of Flesh, Beheld Thine Vicissitude”