Occult black metal tyrants ASCENSION are streaming their highly anticipated new album, ‘The Dead of the World’. The album is streaming now at Stereogum. ‘The Dead of the World’ will be released on January 27, via Season Of Mist, and is available for pre-order here. The track list and album art for ‘The Dead of the World’ can be seen below.
Regarding the album, the band comments:
“The Dead Of The World” has become an album about death, an album about the dark gods that lay hidden and hungry beyond the stars, an album about those who have turned their face from god, an album for those who are dead to the world, those who are ready to crush everything that you may consider worthwile, peaceful and righteous to dust, it has become a sermon for the dead and a prayer for salvation. “The Dead Of The World” is a record about those who stand in the shadows of this world, yet in their very own kingdom.”
ASCENSION’s ‘The Dead of the World’ follows the band’s ambitious debut, ‘Consolamentum’ (2010). Through rare festival appearances and a penchant for orthodox black metal in both aural and visual presentation, ASCENSION has instantly become a staple in the European and North American black metal underground. The German band has played prestigious festivals such as Maryland Deathfest, Deathkult Open Air, HellFest and more, on the backs of a well received EP, Demo, and formidable full length.
1. The Silence of Abel
2. Death’s Golden Temple
3. Black Ember
4. Unlocking Tiamat
5. Deathless Light
6. The Dark Tomb Shines
7. Mortui Mundi
ASCENSION have announced their first-ever European tour. The “Under Four Wings of Death” tour starts on February 19 and will see the band hit various territories across Europe including Germany, France, The United Kingdom, and more. A list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.
ASCENSION tour dates:
2/19 Arnhem, NL @ Willemeen
2/20 Brüssels, BL @ Venue tba
2/21 Oberhausen, DE @ Resonanzwerk
2/22 London, UK @ The Dome
2/23 Paris, FR @ Divan du Monde
2/24 Rennes, FR @ Ubu
2/24 Saint Etienne, FR @ La Clé d’Voute
2/26 Brescia, IT @ Circolo Colony
2/27 Olten, CH @ Provisorium 8
2/28 Erfurt, DE @ From Hell
3/1 Berlin, DE @ K17