FESTER CELEBRATE DEATH

Norwegian blackened-death metallers Fester have returned from a deathly absence to release their first new material in 17 years.

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‘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.

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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.”

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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).

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The CD will include a 16-page booklet, while Flooga Records are releasing a laminated gatefold vinyl with a heavy inner sleeve.

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Total Holocaust Records will also release a limited-edition cassette version of the album (100 copies only) with alternate, hand-drawn cover and artwork.

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‘A Celebration of Death’:
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1. Rites of Ceres
2. The Black Tower
3. March of Death
4. I’ll Hunt You Down
5. Metalized
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)

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‘Rites of Ceres’ is currently streaming HERE

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