On May 19th, Melodic Black/Death Metallers THULCANDRA have released their new album “Hail The Abyss” through Napal records. To celebrate the release the band unleashed a visualizer for “On The Wings Of Cosmic Fire”.
Steffen Kummerer comments on the album: “With ‘Hail The Abyss’, we just count the 5th album within 20 years of THULCANDRA. A banger, and a diverse record that shows a unique blend of Black and Death Metal, combined with classic Heavy Metal twin guitars. The album turned out excellent and Dan Swanö delivered a splendid mix – raw, natural and showcasing each individual musician on the record. ‘Hail The Abyss’ undoubtedly turned into a highlight of our long lasting career.“
“Hail The Abyss”, showcases the band‘s affinity for dark, aggressive and mellifluous Metal while the album rips and terrorizes with the intensity of hell. As always, THULCANDRA’s about a vibe – there’s always a unique “feel” that’s distinctly old-school, but without the tired trappings of it.
THULCANDRA’s rise to power ignited when the band unleashed their debut album, “Fallen Angel’s Dominion”, upon metaldom in 2010. The group, fronted by founding member and visionary Steffen Kummerer (also of OBSCURA fame), have tightened their hibernal grip on blackened death metal since. The desolate melodic emanations in follow-up studio records “Under A Frozen Sun” (2011), “Ascension Lost” (2015), and the chart-topping, 2021-album “A Dying Wish”, dedicated to late bassist Chris Kratzer, solidified THULCANDRA as s a superior force, expertly thrusting the magic and mystery of mid-’90s melodic black-death metal into the modern era.
“Hail The Abyss” track listing:
- In the Eye of Heaven
- Hail the Abyss
- At Night
- Velvet Damnation
- On the Wings of Cosmic Fire
- Acheronian Cult
- As I Walk Through the Gateway
- Blood of Slaves
- In Darkness We Descend
- The Final Closure
- The Second Fall (live)
- Deliverance in Sin and Death (live)
You can listen to “On The Wings Of Cosmic Fire” in the following video: