Norwegian blackened-death metallers Fester have returned from a deathly absence to release their first new material in 17 years.
‘A Celebration Of Death’ features “a whirlwind of dark musical flavors mixing black, death, thrash, heavy metal and jazz”, and is due out in mid-March through Abyss Records.
Guitarist/vocalist Bjorn “Tiger” Mathisen stated: “Fester has never made music to please a certain crowd and these dark anthems really prove that darkness and death can come in many different disguises.”
The record’s cover was painted by Eliran Kantor (Testament, Sodom, Athiest, Sigh), and the rest of the layout was handled by Joce of Industrie Chimere Noire (Portal, Ghast, Total Holocaust).
The CD will include a 16-page booklet, while Flooga Records are releasing a laminated gatefold vinyl with a heavy inner sleeve.
Total Holocaust Records will also release a limited-edition cassette version of the album (100 copies only) with alternate, hand-drawn cover and artwork.
‘A Celebration of Death’: .
1. Rites of Ceres
2. The Black Tower
3. March of Death
4. I’ll Hunt You Down
6. Jeg Spytter På Deg
7. Last Day of Battle Pt. I
8. Last Day of Battle Pt. II
9. A Face for a Funeral (bonus)
10. Rites of Mortiis (Remix of Ceres by Mortiis)