French post-black metal act DECLINE OF THE I will release its second album titled “Rebellion” on February 27th in Europe and March 10th in North America via Agonia Records.
“Rebellion” features seven new tracks maintained in an imaginative post-black metal environment. The music is multifaceted and full of motion. Premiere track off the release, “Hexenface”, is available for streaming via SoundCloud at this location.
The album was recorded in Studio de Chine with Khatchik Hovikian (L’odeur du Tchaman), while Xort (Seth, Alcest, Vorkreist, Anorexia Nervosa) took care of the mastering. Layout and artwork were created by the French photographer and filmmaker David Fitt (Aosoth, Secrets of the Moon, Svart Crown). “Rebellion” includes guest appearance by Olivier from Eros Necrospique.
The follow-up to 2012’s “Inhibition” album will be available in: digipack CD, 12″ black vinyl, limited 12″ red vinyl and digitally.
1.Lower degree of God’s might
3.Le rouge, le vide et le tordu
4.The end of prostration
5.Pieces of a drowned motion
6.Deus Sive Musica
7.On est bien peu de chose
The band is led by the multi-instrumentalist A.K. who has been active in the metal scene for over 15 years and played in bands such as Vorkreist, Merrimack, Neo Inferno 262, Malhkebre and Diapsiquir. The project is his “personal approach on dark music“. He’s accompanied by musicians of Merrimack, Anus Mundi, Temple of Baal, Eibon and Drowning fame.
A.K. commented: “With this album, I wanted to express something more twisted and violant than the first one, but in a personnal way. I’m kind of sick of hearing all these bands that copy each others over and over… It’s so pointless. It’s obvious that more and more people are trying to follow a trend in order to exist somehow… With Decline of the I, you can be sure that you deal with my own neurosis, my own way of expressing my guts… I know it doesn’t “speak” to everyone’s ears. But I surely know that my art can really be intimate with ears that know how to listen. Eyes to see, ears to hear“.
The concept of band is inspired by the works of the biologist Henri Laborit.
A.K. – guitars, keyboards, programming, samples, bass, vocals, drums
S. – drums
V. – vocals
G. – vocals
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