Symphonic death metal architects SEPTICFLESH will release their eleventh studio album, “Modern Primitive”, on May 20 via Nuclear Blast. The conceptual music video for the LP’s first single, “Hierophant”, can be seen below.
“Hierophant” tells the first part of story written by guitarist and clean vocalist Sotiris Anunnaki V titled “Salvation”. It depicts the experience of a high priest, acting as a human conduit between Heaven and Earth. Having never heard a single word from the mouth of God, he grows tired of preaching the preordained words of the clergy. He turns to performing primitive and powerful rituals that have been long forbidden, as he seeks the guidance of a chaotic elemental consciousness. The second part of the tale will be revealed with the track “Self-Eater”.
Vocalist and bassist Seth Siro Anton comments: “‘Hierophant’ is the result of an experiment with ideas that have been haunting our minds for quite a long time. Eventually they matured, leading us to create one of our darkest compositions ever. It is a rhythmical song with profane heavy riffing, layered with melodies that bring to mind chants from mystical ancient civilizations like the Egyptians.”
Guitarist and orchestrator Christos Antoniou states: “We found it appropriate to add an imposing ritualistic element to the song. So, from the first second until the end, the orchestration is focused 100% on its grim task, to create an awe-inspiring atmosphere and put the listener at the center of this forbidden ceremony.”
“Modern Primitive” track listing:
01. The Collector
05. Coming Storm
06. A Desert Throne
07. Modern Primitives
09. A Dreadful Muse
Seth Siro Anton – Vocals, Bass
Christos Antoniou – Guitar, Orchestra
Sotiris Anunnaki V – Clean Vocals, Guitar, 12 String Guitar
Psychon – Guitar
Kerim “Krimh” Lechner – Drums
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