Hell-Born to release new album, Natas Liah, later this year
Twelve years after the laconically titled Darkness, Poland’s Hell-Born are set to release a new full-length LP entitled Natas Liah. Started by ex-Behemoth members, Adam “Baal” Muraszko and Leszek “Les” Dziegielewski in 1996, Hell-Born has since become a staple of the Gdansk metal scene. The band offered a thrashier, grittier and more lo-fi (though absolutely not Necro) approach to most of what was coming out of the scene at the time, and this attitude remains pervasive in their work to this very day. It remains to be heard what has been done with the new record, but with such a pedigree it is bound to be interesting.
As of yet, Natas Liah (which took me an embarrassing amount of time to figure out is “Hail Satan” backwards) has no release date other than a tentative “digipack release by the end of the year” statement by their label, Odium Records. That being said, the band have provided plenty to whet the crowd’s appetite. Alongside album art (see below), which in true Hell-Born fashion does not fornicate in the vicinity (that is to say it doesn’t fuck around), details of the recording process sound extremely promising. The album was recorded in Creme De La Creme studios and was mixed by none other than Polish maestro Haldor Grunberg of Satanic Audio (who’s mixing resume includes the likes of Behemoth, Azarath, Gruzka and many more).
The recording process was also visited by quite a few noteworthy names in metal, such as Adam “Nergal” Darski of the aforementioned Behemoth, yet we are as of yet unaware in what capacity.
More detail will be provided as it becomes available.
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