French black metal newcomers, VI, featuring current and ex-members of Aosoth, Antaeus and Aborted, are streaming their full new album, “De Praestigiis Angelorum”, exclusively through Metal Sucks. Listen to the album here, before it hits the stores on September 25th on Agonia Records.
The line-up of VI is shaped by INVRI (Aosoth, ex-Antaeus) on guitars and vocals, BST (Aosoth, ex-Antaeus, ex-Aborted) on bass and Blastum (ex-Aosoth, ex-Antaeus, Merrimack) on drums. Their forthcoming full-length material bestirs within the characteristic black metal niche developed by the said bands, with the addition of expanded guitar work, choirs and subtle sample parts. VI describes their music as “extreme, devoted black metal with illuminated chaos“.
The band have completed the entire recording process of their debut album in BST Studio (Antaeus, Hell Militia, Aosoth, Vorkreist) after five long years of comprehensive work. The cover artwork has been created by Alexander L. Brown (Leviathan, Stargazer, Bölzer, Darkthrone).
“De Praestgiis Angelorum” will be available in:
– 6 panel digipack CD
– regular coloured vinyl
– limited to 100 handnumbered copies black vinyl
Pre-orders are available here.
-Et in pulverem mortis deduxisti me.-
-Par le jugement causé par ses poisons.-
-La terre ne cessera de se consumer.-
-Regarde tes cadavres car il ne te permettra pas qu’on les enterre.-
-Une place parmi les morts.-
-Voilà l’homme qui ne te prenait pas comme Seigneur.-
-Il est trop tard pour rendre gloire. Ainsi la lumière sera changée en ombre de la mort.-
-Plus aucun membre ne sera rendu.-
VI was formed in Paris (France) in 2007 as a main project of Aosoth’s bass player INRVI (who took on guitar and vocal duties in VI). With the help of his long time comrade BST (also involved in Aosoth and The Order Of Appolyon), they released a four-track EP called “De Praestigiis Daemonum” under Debemur Mortii banner. Shortly after, VI found its drummer, Blastum, who worked and still works with bands such as: Antaeus, Merrimack, Aosoth and Ritualization. Together they recorded a split EP with Aosoth, “Angels Falling Down”, in 2010. More news on their debut album “De Praestgiis Angelorum” will follow soon.
The band is recommended for fans of Deathspell Omega, Funeral Mist, Aosoth, Ascension, Svartidauði and Antaeus.
Listen to the first released song here: