The up&coming band, who has been the first one that inked a worldwide deal with MOONSPELL Fernando Ribeiro‘s new label ALMA MATER RECORDS ever, is set to release their brutal debut of an album Reinventing Evil on March, 15th 2019.
“OKKULTIST is the kind of band the Portuguese scene needs: talented, young, focused and just fucking brutal.“ Ribeiro says. “Portuguese Death Metal has never sounded so exciting in my ears so we can’t wait to release this beast upon you and help you to reinvent evil together with this amazing Portuguese talent.”
Just recently, the band fronted by vocalist and demoness Beatriz Mariano unleashed a first appetizer with the album opening track – stream HERE. Today OKKULTIST are sharing with us the merciless ‘I Am The Beast’! Says the band: “It’s a track that will eat you alive. After sucking the living soul out of you with “Reinventing Evil”, we‘re here to bring you another piece of Hell.”
Reinventing Evil was produced by Pedro Paixão (Moonspell) and the band, tracked at the Poison Apple Studios in Lisbon and amazingly mixed by Tue Madsen (Meshuggah, Moonspell, The Haunted). With a total of 8 rabid and brutal songs, the band’s debut will be available in two digipack editions. One of them will come with a limited, different artwork and will contain the Bathory cover song ‘Satan My Master’. Reinventing Evil is available to pre-order HERE! Furthermore the evil spell and album tracklist reads as follows:
1. Reinventing Evil
2. Back From The Dead
3. Sniff The Blood
4. Sign Of The Reaper
5. I Am The Beast
6. Grave Digger
7. Plasmodium Nocturnus
8. Rise And Reign
9. Satan My Master (Bathory Cover / CD Bonus Track)
OKKULTIST formed back in late 2015. Two years and memorable live shows later, their debut EP ‘Eye Of The Beholder’ was released by the band independently, but caught up and spread all around Europe and overseas – selling out every single printed copy. Even at this early stage, OKKULTIST already had the honor to curse stages such as at Mosher Fest or Female Growler United Front in Portugal and as an opening act for legendary names such as Entombed AD. Inspired by the likes of Master, Abomination, early Morbid Angel, Death or Dismember, OKKULTIST pick up where impure 90’s Death Metal left. Better be prepared for some infernal vibes and a deadly raw, new Death Metal brand this upcoming March, when OKKULTIST will be REINVENTING EVIL!
15.03.2019 – RCA Club / Lisbon, PT (Album Release Show!)
Ticket holders will receive the new album FOR FREE: