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T.O.M.B Record At Mayhem Grave
Patrick Clarke , February 8th, 2017 14:41

US black metal band sample field recordings taken at the grave of murdered Mayhem frontman Euronymous’ grave on LP Fury Nocturnus. Watch a new video for 'Awake...DARKNESS' below

US black metal titans T.O.M.B. (Total Occultic Mechanical Blasphemy) have released a new video for 'Awake...DARKNESS', cut from new LP Fury Nocturnus. You can watch the video above.

As revealed by T.O.M.B.'s No One (Jack Gannon), in an interview with Terrorizer magazine, the album features field recordings from the grave of legendary Mayhem frontman Euronymous, who was murdered in 1993 by former band member Varg Vikenes, aka Count Grishnackh. Mayhem drummer Hellhammer appears on the album, drumming over the graveside recordings.

In addition to field recordings, the new album features an array of macabre instrumentation, with the band utilising human and animal bone, cemetery crypt doors, tombstones and coffins, and audio EVP equipment.

Other guests on the album include guitarist John Litchko of Goreaphobia/Necrotion and Grant Richardson of industial noise project Gnawed.

Of their new video the band say: "Awake....DARKNESS is a two song music video from our latest album Fury Nocturnus that was produced and directed by T.O.M.B. member Samantha Viola. The video reveals documentation from various field recording sessions for the album, as well as raw authentic footage from the project’s blasphemous audio history.

"The audience will find “no safety” within Awake..DARKNESS. No computer graphics, green screens or fictional imagery was used to create this video. The result is a chaotic collage of ritual necromantic noise acts; cryptic desecration, sacrilege, and a close communion with the dead, conducted with the true intent and conviction of unholy black metal."

Fury Nocturnus is out now via Peaceville Records

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