W.T.C. Productions is proud to present Chaos Invocation's highly anticipated third album, Reaping Season, Bloodshed Beyond.
By now a pillar of Germany's long-potent black metal underground, Chaos Invocation go from strength to strength on Reaping Season, Bloodshed Beyond. Still possessing the heaving muscularity which marked 2013's critically acclaimed Black Mirror Hours, the band now take their sinuous and serpentine black metal down more dynamic corridors - and ones startlingly melodic, too, all without losing the grit 'n' grime so central to their aesthetic. As such, Reaping Season, Bloodshed Beyond indeed reaps - a whirlwind, a vortex, both and beyond - and indeed sheds profuse blood, black and ichorous and as viscous as ever. And yet, across the album's pendulous 53 minutes, myriad magicks are invoked which prove that pure, strident BLACK METAL can retain its soul-piercing intensity even when its borders are being boldly unbounded.
Chaos Invocation was born in the fourth year of this millennium by A. and M. With the easily-to-affect energy of an outbounding adolescence, the first songs were written, but were kept hidden from daylight: the teeth of these firstborn demons, these results of a communion of magic and madness, had to be sharpened first. In 2009, the debut In Bloodline With The Snake was released under the banner of World Terror Committee, and comprised 11 tracks of uncompromising, rotten black metal, dripping with death and decay for the glory of the Devil. Following this release came several mini-tours and a European tour took place. Poisonous were these days when the stranger's pale hand pushed Chaos Invocation to the highest peak and the deepest abyss of ecstasy.
Black Mirror Hours followed in year 13, and again, the stones that were thrown upon their path were plenty in number, a fact that seems to describe the tenor of Chaos Invocation very well. But spirits driven by Faustian fires fear no obstacles. The doors to the rehearsal room, a haunted harem that challenged the faucial reflex of everyone who dared to enter, were closed. The focus was completely set on the writing of the third opus, only to be interrupted by the release of a split 7 " with fellow criminals and label brothers of Thy Darkened Shade, entitled Saatet- Ta Apep.
The birth of Reaping Season, Bloodshed Beyond has now drawn near - fear It! Fear Him! As to him it is Dedicated! As he is the leading force within the album!
released March 10, 2018
M. - vocals
A. - guitars, lyrics, vocals
T. - drums
Cover, back cover, and drawings by Ceethava
Layout design by Ceethava and Mentalporn
Drums recorded at Airstream Studio
Guitars and vocals spawned at Turning Keys and Hell Sound Studio
Mastered by Patrick W. Engel at Temple of Disharmony
Kraal - bass guitar on "Blackmoon Prayer" and "AAA"
Stefan H. - solo guitar on "Bloodshed Beyond" and "The Search Of Keys and Gates"
Tumulash and Omega - vocals on "Luciferian Terror Chorale"
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I heard a recent 2021 metal album that was, in two words, fucking atrocious (hint - the band starts with "Kos" & has some of the worst album art in recent memory). With the sound of that shitty album still ringing in my ears, I went to my go-to band to wash it away: Blaze of Perdition. This album is just so deep, complex & epic with my favorite Sonneillon vocals to date. But definitely check "Ashes Remain" the next time you hear a superficial band trying too hard. It will make you believe again. bcb723