ZT PREMIERE: IGNIS GEHENNA STREAM NEW ALBUM AT ZTMAG.COM
We’re partnered with our Australian pals Seance Records so that you can hear new music from Ignis Gehenna‘s just-released album Baleful Scarlet Star.
The seeds of Ignis Gehenna were sewn in 2007 by Erebus Enthroned singer Nihilifer and Archfiend. Based in Australia, Nihilifer crafted the music while Archfiend, from the USA, penned lyrics. These initial works expressed the devilry of youth and a crude demo was recorded, entitled Ecclesia Diabolus. In 2010, the band produced the EP Revelations Of Sinister Rebirth, released through the Korean label Misanthropic Art. An entrancing-yet-ugly sound pervaded this short work of bloodshed and fanaticism.
In the years of silence since, Nihilifer has continued Ignis Gehenna as a purely solo work, slowly writing music and creating lyrics to reflect experiences, insights, and visions of his idiosyncratic path. The work was finished upon relocating to a remote part of Australia where isolation allowed his creative vision to flourish.
Baleful Scarlet Star features six lengthy songs of dynamic and powerful Luciferian black metal. This remarkable solo work by Nihilifer expands upon and surpasses Ignis Gehenna’s former forays in musical composition in terms of complexity, atmospheric subtlety, and lyrical craftsmanship. The music is powerful, melodic, and inspiring, igniting the dark recesses of imagination to conjure potent visual imagery and enticing the mind and soul to explore hidden facets of the human specter. Nihilifer is known for his powerful vocal style and penning lyrics which are thought-provoking, intelligent, and filled with metaphor. He has created an album which is not only grandiose but also deeply conceptual.
Originally upwards of 80 minutes of music was recorded for Baleful Scarlet Star, but two tracks have been held back so as to allow time and experience to fulfill these remaining songs, which were at the time unfinished lyrically. Musically and conceptually, they belong together and will be released on the second Ignis Gehenna album, which Nihilifer is currently working on for release in 2018.
Baleful Scarlet Star is out now on Seance Records.
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