Lovecraftian black metal masters THE GREAT OLD ONES have teamed up with Invisible Oranges for the premiere of their new album, ‘Cosmicism’. The anticipated fourth album of the French band is being released today, October 25 via Season of Mist. Listen to ‘Cosmicism’ at THIS LOCATION.
The band comments: “It is now time to unveil this journey into the cosmos. We are proud to present ‘Cosmicism,’ our new album, in its entirety. Live the fate of protagonists meeting the unspeakable Lovecraftian creatures, and let yourself be caught by the inexorable attraction of the black hole.”
‘Cosmicism’ can be ordered in various formats HERE.
THE GREAT OLD ONES have previously announced a French tour in October / November. A full list of tour dates can be found below.
THE GREAT OLD ONES
+ AU CHAMPS DES MORTS
10/31: Grenoble (FR) @ Ampérage
11/09: Dijon (FR) @ Consortium
11/23: Nantes (FR) @ Ferrailleur
11/25: Paris (FR) @ Nouveau Casino
11/26: Rock ‘n Eat (FR) @ Lyon
11/27: Colmar (FR) @ Grillen
11/28: Marseille (FR) @ Moulin
11/29: Toulouse (FR) @ Rex
11/30: Bordeaux (FR) @ BT59
The artwork for ‘Cosmicism’ has been created by Jeff Grimal.
1. Cosmic Depths (01:47)
2. The Omniscient (09:26)
3. Of Dementia (06:16)
4. Lost Carcosa (08:57)
5. A Thousand Young (11:44)
6. Dreams of the Nuclear Chaos (04:27)
7. Nyarlathotep (07:29)
8. To A Dreamer (07:34) Bonus Track
“The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far.” H.P. LOVECRAFT (1890-1937)
“Cosmicism” is a literary philosophy developed by H.P. Lovecraft. The idea behind “Coscmicism” is that humans are godless creatures who are totally insignificant in the grand scheme of our cosmic universe.
The production of this album was entrusted to Francis Caste (SINSAENUM, LOUDBLAST, SVART CROWN, REGARDE LES HOMMES TOMER, HANGMAN’S CHAIR) of the Studio Sainte-Marthe, who managed to capture the singular essence of THE GREAT OLD ONES.
The record is a true journey in the cold deep of space. Each song features a Lovecraftian entity and parallel the dark destiny of the protagonist who meets her and in turn, slowly succumbs to admiration and madness. Lyrics inspired by H.P. Lovecraft layered over haunting, melodic beauty result in a perfect match. Just listen and you will find out what awaits down there…