Legendary Greek black metallers VARATHRON launch music video for the track “Into The Absurd”, taken from the band’s forthcoming studio album “Patriarchs Of Evil”, due out on April 27th via Agonia Records. Watch the video here:
Co-founded in 1988 by Stefan Necroabyssious, the band’s vocalist and sole original member, VARATHRON has been on a steady release schedule since 2004’s “Crowsreign”. The latter album introduced Haris (drums) and Achilleas C. (guitars) to the band, who were later joined by Sotiris (guitars) and Stratos (bass). Together, they established a new, well-bonded line-up of an already established Hellenic black metal act, considered as one of the forefathers of the genre, next to Rotting Christand Necromantia.
Having previously described “Patriarchs Of Evil” as “heavy, dark and full of melodies that will revive past memories”, VARATHRON elaborates on the successor to “Untrodden Corridors Of Hades” (2014):
“Patriarchs Of Evil” was recorded, mixed and mastered over the course of 2017 by Achilleas Kalantzis (aka Achilleas C.) at Crown Audio Conspiracies, except for drums which were recorded at Infinite Loop Music Studio. Both studios are based in VARATHRON‘s hometown of Ioannina, Greece. The album’s artwork and layout were designed by Juanjo Castellano. New band photos were taken by Evi Savva.
2. Into the Absurd
3. Luciferian Mystical Awakening
4. Saturnian Sect
5. Remnants of the Dark Testament
6. Hellwitch (Witches Gathering)
7. Orgasmic Nightmares of the Arch Desecrator
8. Ouroboros Dweller (The Dweller of Barathrum)
– Digipack CD with slipcase and 16 pages booklet.
– Black gatefold LP.
– Picture disc gatefold LP (with insert, patch and poster) limit. to 200 handnumbered copies.
– Yellow with black splatter gatefold LP (with insert, patch and poster) limit. to 125 handnumbered copies.
– “30 years” zipper hoodie.
Stefan Necroabyssious – vocals
Achilleas C – guitars
Sotiris – guitars
Stratos – bass