W.T.C. PRODUCTIONS is proud to present MEDICO PESTE's highly anticipated new mini-album, Herzogian Darkness. Ever aptly titled, Herzogian Darkness is a shadowy plunge into strange, shapeshifting depths. It is recognizably black metal by sound and vision - and, more or less, by name - but the febrile sensations these mysterious Poles emit elude safe 'n' staid categorization. Not for nothing do MEDICO PESTE here transform Bauhaus' classic "Stigmata Martyr" into one of their own, idiosyncratic creations.
MEDICO PESTE's history goes back to the winter of 2010, when they formed in Krakow, Poland. A demo followed the next year before their debut album, א: Tremendum et Fascinatio, in 2012. There, MEDICO PESTE portrayed a vision of black metal which incorporates dark and oppressive atmospheres, created through dysharmonic riffing, eerie vocals, and a taste for insanity and the macabre. And yet, the band's sound is always evolving, and while strongly rooted in traditional black metal, MEDICO PESTE inject elements of non-metal genres into their music, vividly painted across their brand-new Herzogian Darkness. Four songs in 27 minutes, these grim, crazed rituals are the newest face to a mask that is cracked but always spinning sinister thoughts, leering with the knowingness that the future's wide open yet infinitely bleak - that a Herzogian Darkness is on the horizon.
released March 30, 2017
Recorded, Mixed & Mastered at No Solace Studio, by Mikołaj Żentara
All music by Medico Peste, except "Stigmata Martyr" by Bauhaus
Guest vocals on Herzogian Darkness by Mark of the Devil (Cultes Des Ghoules) Photos and Cover Design by BFV/Inside Flesh
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Whenever M and Darkside get together and make music, magic happens. It has to be heard not described, but this masterful concoction of apocalyptic, misanthropic, tribal black metal is some of the best metal ever created. It seems tribal black metal is in fact a thing now, at least in my mind. Apocalypticists is nothing less than essential to every serious collection. Matt Dean