ZT PREMIERE: THY CATAFALQUE STREAM ‘JURA’

We’ve joined forces with Season Of Mist to being you a new track from Hungary’s Thy Catafalque taken from their new album Sgùrr, scheduled for worldwide release on October 16th. We’re sharing the track ‘Jura’, which you can listen to right now.

Thy Catafalque don’t do ‘obvious’. Mastermind Tamás Kátai prefers to compose lasting songs that demand patience, slowly revealing their stunning beauty and sinister depths. With his sixth album Sgúrr, the Hungarian achieves an even more balanced and subtle approach. Continuing on the course set by previous full-length Rengeteg (2011), the multi-instrumentalist weaves a colourful tapestry of sound with strands of metal, folklore, rock and even some jazz as well as pop. The dark roots of Thy Catafalque can still be glimpsed as the project started out as a black metal band founded by singer Tamás Kátai with the aid of guitarist János Juhász. From their joined debut Sublunary Tragedies (1999) on, they continued to evolve into a sonically quite different beast, gaining glowing reviews and a growing number of adherents through Microcosmos (2001) and the self-released Tűnő idő tárlat (2004). On their fourth album Róka hasa radio (2009), Ágnes Tóth from neo-folk outfit The Moon And The Nightspirit contributed haunting female vocals. With Rengeteg Tamás Kátai went solo and hired guest musicians, including once again the talents of Ágnes Tóth. Dubbing his eclectic musical amalgamation avant-garde metal, the Hungarian began to impress a global audience. With the sweeping new album Sgúrr backed by amazing new guests, Thy Catafalque are ready for the next step.

Sgùrr tracklisting
1. Zúgó
2. Alföldi kozmosz
3. Oldódó formák a halál titokzatos birodalmáb
4. A hajnal kék kapuja
5. Élő lény
6. Jura
7. Sgùrr Eilde Mòr
8. Keringo
9. Zúgó

Pre-orders for Sgùrr can be placed at this location!

Thy Catafalque, 2015Thy Catafalque is:
Tamás Kátai: vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards, programming
Guest musicians
Dimitris Papageorgiou: violin
Balázs Hermann: double bass
Zoltán Kónya: additional vocals
Ágnes Sipos: soprano
Viktória Varga: narration

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