Watch the new music video HERE New Album out May 19, 2023 via Napalm Records Pre-Order HERE
May 19, 2023 will see blackened death metal force THULCANDRA release their fifth studio album, entitled Hail The Abyss, via Napalm Records. Following the recent release of their music video for first single "As I Walk Through The Gateway", today, the German four-piece has shared their diabolic album title track, "Hail The Abyss"! The band’s forthcoming magnum opus proves yet again why they’re atop death metal’s malefic vedette. It showcases their affinity for dark, aggressive and mellifluous metal while the entire 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.
Preparing to return from their debut US tour alongside FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE, OBSCURA & WOLFHEART, guitarist/vocalist Steffen Kummerer comments about the new single: "The title track of our upcoming album, "Hail The Abyss“, turned into a sharp and pushing composition that blends a balanced mix of black and death metal. The record turned out as we hoped it will, and the video produced by Grupa13 (Behemoth, Kreator, Arch Enemy) might be the most iconic clip we came up with in our 20 year long lasting career.“
Watch the new THULCANDRA music video HERE:
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 a superior force, expertly thrusting the magic and mystery of mid-’90s melodic black-death metal into the modern era.
"With ‘Hail The Abyss’, we just count the 5th album within 20 years of Thulcandra“, Kummerer recently said. "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 is slated for release on May 19, 2023 via Napalm Records. Cooperation with renowned producer Dan Swanö (Dissection, Opeth, Katatonia) was compulsory, as was the re-invitation to cover-master Lochner.
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Hail The Abyss track listing: 01. In The Eye Of Heaven 02. Hail The Abyss 03. At Night 04. Velvet Damnation 05. On The Wings Of Cosmic Fire 06. Acheronian Cult 07. As I Walk Through The Gateway 08. Blood Of Slaves 09. In Darkness We Descend 10. The Final Closure 11. The Second Fall – Live (CD Bonus Track) 12. Deliverance In Sin And Death – Live (CD Bonus Track)
Hail The Abyss will be available in the following formats: - 1CD Digipak, incl. Bonustracks - 1LP Gatefold Black - 1LP Gatefold Silver - Ltd. Die Hard Vinyl Boxset (contains several highly collectable items, all packed in wooden box) - Digital Album
THULCANDRA LIVE w/ FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE, OBSCURA & WOLFHEART: Mar-16 USA | Los Angeles, CA – The Regent
EUROPE 19.05.2023 GER | Landshut – Rocketclub (Exclusive Album Release Show!) 22.07.2023 GER | Rock Unter Den Eichen Festival 2023 27.07.2023 GER | Kassel Goldgrube 28.07.2023 GER | Burning Q Festival 2023 02.09.2023 GER | Ghosts Of Dinmin Festival 2023
Steffen Kummerer – Guitars & Vocals
Mariano Delastik – Guitars
Carsten Schorn – Bass
Alessandro Delastik – Drums