Gloomy rockers and explorers of the occult Sabbath Assembly return with their third album, Quaternity. The album will be released on 28 March 2014 via Svart Records.
Sabbath Assembly were formed in 2009 as a project of drummer David Nuss. From the beginning, the band’s concept revolved around the teachings and texts of the Process Church Of The Final Judgment; worshiping the four deities – Christ, Jehovah, Satan, Lucifer – or, as the band calls it, “celebrating the end of separation, and the beginning of unity”.
Now, two albums and one EP in, the concept still evolves and shapes their songs. Sabbath Assembly comment on the lyrical side of the album: “Side A of Quaternity the album begins with a look at the four deities worshipped in the theology of the Process Church of the Final Judgment – Christ, Jehovah, Lucifer, and Satan – each tune providing the deity with its own voice, unmediated by Christian prejudice. Lucifer is again the light bearer, Satan the source of primal strength, Jehovah the vengeful destroyer, and Christ the master of death. Side B explores another four: the horsemen of the apocalypse of Revelations. This intricate, sidelong piece was conceived in anticipation of 12/21/12. For those who got the 7” [The Four Horsemen] last year, this is the full 20-minute version.”
The band describes their new album: “Quaternity is primarily acoustic in format, with an array of classical percussion and strings creating an entirely new sound for the band.”