has announced the signing of the Basel, Switzerland-based extreme metal quartet SCHAMMASCH
(aka Šamaš, the sun god from Akkadian / Babylonian mythology). The band's sophomore album, "Contradiction"
, will be released later in the year. The effort is described in a press release as "a sprawling, epic work over 85 minutes, presented with majestic artwork by artist Valnoir of the Metastazis Studio
) in Paris."
Formed in 2009, SCHAMMASCH
— which combines black metal roots with a razor-sharp hybrid of dark atmospherics, doom and Hermetic mysticism — released its debut opus, "Sic Lvceat Lvx", the following year to great acclaim. The album was supported by performances alongside such acts as JEX THOTH
, TEMPLE OF BAAL
and FORGOTTEN TOMB
vocalist and guitarist, commented on the new union with Prosthetic
thusly: "One year has passed since the cold, devastating and never-ending studio sessions of 'Contradiction'
. We are burning with desire to finally disclose the secret and reveal this ambiguous monolith to you all.
"It's not carrying things too far when I say that these almost four years of creation, production and finalization of this album were nothing less than a fuckin' odyssey, which ended up in having a thousand-faced double album of over 80 minutes to present to all the labels out there. And signing a deal Prosthetic Records at last, to give birth to 'Contradiction'
. A label who worked with bands like 1349
, DRAGGED INTO SUNLIGHT
, LAMB OF GOD
, ANIMALS AS LEADERS
. We are extremely proud and excited to work with Prosthetic
in the future. Thus shines the light. Thank you!"
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