Iberian extreme metallers NOCTEM premiered recently the bonus track ”Divine Xib’alb’a” via NoCleanSinging.com who calls the song ”a short slashing assault of ripping riffs, militaristic percussion, and utterly bestial growls, and the kind of high-speed conflagration that burns through much of the album as a whole”. Check it out below:
Recently NOCTEM presented their new single through Prosthetic Records, entitled “Tiamat’s Crown”,extracted from the latest album “Exilium”. Scheduled for release on September 16th, in the U.S. and Australia, “Exilium” is “a must-have for any fan of the genre” (Metal-Temple)! Produced by Anathema’s Daniel Cardoso (Angelus Apatrida, Ava Inferi), “Exilium” Special Edition features 12 addictive songs including two previously unreleased bonus tracks!
Pre-order bundles at the PROSTHETIC webshop HERE.
NOCTEM has also confirmed a series of European tour dates with Taake and Valkyrja. Dates are as follows:
16.10.2014 POL Łódź Luka
17.10.2014 POL Poznan Pod Minogą
18.10.2014 HOL Rotterdam Baroeg
19.10.2014 HOL Drachten Iduna
20.10.2014 GER Oberhausen Helvete
21.10.2014 POL Wrocław Firlej
22.10.2014 CZ Ostrava Barrak Music Club
23.10.2014 GER Jena F-Haus
24.10.2014 CZ Pilsen Phantoms of Pilsen Fest
25.10.2014 POL Katowice Mega Club
26.10.2014 POL Warszawa Progresja
Hailed as NOCTEM‘s best effort to date, “Exilium” has been praised for “merging the relentless brutality of bands like Behemoth and Belphegor and the melodies and atmosphere of bands like Dimmu Borgir and Septicflesh” (Dead Rhetoric).
1. Enuma Elish
2. Apsu Dethroned
3. Decrepit Human Kingdom
4. Tiamat’s Crown (lyric video)
5. The Rising Horns
6. Halo of Repugnance
8. The Splint of Destinations
9. Eidolon (music video – NSFW!)
10. The Adamantine Doors
11. Divine Xib’alb’a * (stream)
12. The Adamantine Doors (Orchestral Version) *
* Bonus Tracks
AUSTRALIA – 15/09
AMERICA – 16/09
Having released their debut LP in 2009, which featured Christos Antonious (Septicflesh) and Leal (ex-Forever Slave), NOCTEM immediately rose to acclaim. Their next album, “Oblivion” was recorded with Daniel Cardoso and received near-perfect rationgs from local and international press while being released via Rising Records (EU) and Metal Blade (N. America). The band has toured nationally supporting acts including Hate, Incantation, Samael, Melechesh, Keep of Kalessin, Marduk, and Immolation to name a few. Their next plan of attack is to conquer audiences in North America in 2015!
More info on http://www.noctemofficial.com, http://www.prostheticrecords.com, http://www.artgatesrecords.com