Tuesday, 15 December 2015

THE INFERNAL SEA SIGN TO CACOPHONOUS RECORDS


Casting a shadow over the idyllic Fenlands landscape, black metal quintet THE INFERNAL SEA announce their signing to the relaunched extreme metal label CACOPHONOUS today. Rooting their sound in traditional Black Metal, THE INFERNAL SEA are by no means afraid to experiment, with forthcoming sophomore album THE GREAT MORTALITY bringing in an eclectic mix of influences on 19th February. 

“We are honoured to sign to a label with such rich history and feel this new alliance will add to the great legacy of Cacophonous. They helped forge the careers of influential artists we grew up listening to such as Cradle of Filth, Primordial, Bal-Sagoth and Dimmu Borgir, so The Infernal Sea hopes to continue their legacy, paving the way for UK Black Metal just as those did before us.

‘The Great Mortality’ is a visceral and relentless soundtrack that captures the essence of our intense live rituals. It’s harsh and experimental, pushing the boundaries of the 'traditional' Black Metal sound to create something unique and terrifying”
– Dean Lettice, Vocals

THE GREAT MORTALITY focuses on the dark and macabre history of the Black Death which swept across the UK & Europe from 1348. Each track focuses on the sadistic nature of mankind in times of fear and despair, with historical insight into the horrors and atrocities committed to their fellow man. Treading into dystopian territory, this is THE INFERNAL SEA at their most brutal and cadaverous. 

Last night saw BBC Radio 1 Rock Show announce the signing, alongside the premiere of an exclusive track Way of the Wolf taken from THE GREAT MORTALITY

‘THE GREAT MORTALITY’ TRACK LISTING: 

1. Den Sorte Dod 
2. Way of the Wolf 
3. The Bearer 
4. Pestmeester 
5. Purification By Fire 
6. Entombed In Darkness 
7. Plague Herald 
8. Brethren of the Cross 

Formed in 2010, THE INFERNAL SEA crafted their sound and mobilized their following before releasing debut album Call Of The Augur in 2011; 2012 followed with The Crypt Sessions EP with both releases catalysing overwhelming response, selling out online completely.

THE INFERNAL SEA’s intense shows have carved them into an unrelenting and unique live force to be reckoned with. Wielding 14th Century plague masks on stage, constricted by an eerie snake-like green fog, their atmospheric show has landed them an impressive set of live achievements – including support to the likes of Anaal Nakrath, Napalm Death, 1349 and Vreid, alongside the headline slot at the ‘New Blood’ stage for 2013’s Bloodstock Open Air Festival.

Kicking off 2016 by hitting the road in the UK and Europe in January, THE INFERNAL SEA are pencilling in further UK dates for next year. 

Dean Lettice – Vocals 
Jonathan Egmore – Guitar 
Chris Revett – Bass 
James Burke – Drums 

Tour Dates: 
8th Jan – Audio, Glasgow w/ Nargaroth 
9th Jan – The Fenton, Leeds 
26th Jan - Scream Lounge, Croydon 
28th Jan - The Cave, Amsterdam, Netherlands 
29th Jan - Mix N Kawa, Belval, Luxembourg 
30th Jan - The Otherside Live, Peer, Belgium 
7th Feb – Craufurd Arms, Milton Keynes w/ Nekrogoblikon 
12th Mar – Club 85, Hitchin w/ The King Is Blind 
4th Jun – Doomsday Fest, Hastings 
18th Jun – The Unicorn, London 
28th Jan - The Cave, Amsterdam, Netherlands 
29th Jan - Mix N Kawa, Belval, Luxembourg 
30th Jan - The Otherside Live, Peer, Belgium