Ancestral Cult

by Arde

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    - First Pressing on 180g Black Vinyl
    - Comes in a 350msg 3mm Spine sleeve with Black Inside Flood
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With 2018’s debut recording, Arde inflicted a mass of ravishing Black Metal into this dying world as the impending doom of our creation is projected into us day by day. As the dark veil of the current pandemic spread its vicious tentacles, the German collective handled its lockdown by focusing on the writing of a new tome.

Countless hours of living and breathing the concept behind “Ancestral Cult”, Arde forged a masterful work of atmospheric dense Black Metal wholly dedicated to ancient cults about goddesses and the female figure which holds a central place in many ancestral cultures. By addressing the struggle of women over time, Arde expresses with visceral intent the anger and frustration of and for the world we live in. The dedication to our destruction fuels “Ancestral Cult” with the fire and passion its concept urges for and such traits blaze in the blistering sound the album purveys.

Sonically enticing and utterly organic, the vigorous production showcases its dynamism through the miasma of cascading riffs bursting with the urgence and virulence of an avalanche, intimately partnering with a throbbing pulse of rhythmic fierceness. Sheerly intense, dexterous melodies overwhelm the ether on fast piercing gashes or heavy slower moments where the heart bleeds and the voice reach for the heavens with a poignant vocal performance.

Although a small intermission halfway “Ancestral Cult”, “Síle” becomes the central piece on this record. A bucolic, beautifully ethereal performance by Cinder Well mystically invokes Mother Nature and the power and love that speaks from her and within her.

Released on Tape and Vinyl through Wolves of Hades, in conspiracy with Alerta Antifascista, and CD through Darkwoods, experience and nourish the magic, the light and the shadow, the sacred healing nature of our Mother Goddesses on an all-out epic journey of Black Metal ecstasy.

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releases October 28, 2021

Recorded at The Urban Spree by Haimo in February 2021.
Vocals recorded ar Corsarios Estudios by Lolo.
Mixed by Haimo and Mastered by Enormous Door Mastering

Artwork by Brookesia Studio.

All songs and lyrics written by Arde.
"Síle" composed and Performed by Amelia Baker from Cinder Well

Haimo - Guitar
Celia - Bass
Rubén - Guitar
Kato - Vocals
Łukasz - Drums

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