INFERA BRUO have today released the second single – titled The Breath of Chaos – from their upcoming new album, Rites Of The Nameless. The Breath of Chaos is the album opener and is streaming everywhere now. Rites of the Nameless is a six part subterranean odyssey through modern blackened metal, due for release via Prosthetic Records on 16 October; pre-orders are available now.
Of the track, INFERA BRUO’s Galen Baudhuin comments:
“This is some of our most aggressive riffing, yet also leaves room for subtle melodies and meditative moments. Everyone in the band is playing at their peak on this one. Exhale the breath of chaos!”
Threads of ritualistic transformation are woven throughout the fabric Rites Of The Nameless, embedded in the roots of the band’s creative vision. Calling upon the occult and the power of magick to affirm their path forwards has resulted in a bold collection of songs that bristle with defiance and aggression, with subtle nods to classic metal and progressive rock.
The lyrics centre around inner turmoil and self-reflection; their empirical nature retains an opaque mystery, resulting in a quality of other-worldliness that is evident throughout. The title refers to ancient unnamed societies, and the rites invoked to transform both the spirit and the flesh. The notion of ritualistic alchemy and metamorphic rites of passage have been utilised as a metaphor for personal change.
Produced, engineered and mixed by INFERA BRUO’s own Galen Baudhuin, and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege, Rites of the Nameless is a distinctive beast. Eschewing the lo-fi production of black metal’s Scandinavian origins, and shying away from the pristine polish often found in later subscribers of the genre, the intention was to create an honest representation of the band in its rawest form.
A foreboding atmosphere ripples throughout Rites of the Nameless, converging with primordial energy that makes each missive both essential and thought-provoking. The meditative nature of the album allows room for rumination on the cyclical nature of death, rebirth and everything in between; freedom to escape the day-to-day.
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