Photo : Wendy Jacobse
Iberian extreme blackened metallists’ NOCTEM are excited to announce they will begin recording new material for their fourth overall release next week. The quintet will head to Firework Studios in Valencia, Spain next Monday to record with Enrique Mompo and Tore Stjema (Watain, Tribulation, Valkyrja). The yet-to-be-titled album is expected to be released later this year via PROSTHETIC RECORDS (N.America & UK/EU) and Art Gates Records (Spain).
NOCTEM have spent the past two years diligently trekking across Europe with acts including Taake, Valkyrja, Marduk, Anaal Nathrakh, and Nargaroth , as well as making their first-ever trip outside Europe on a headlining jaunt across China in support of their critically-acclaimed 2014 release “Exilium“.
The band will continue to broadcast their darkened assault this summer as they are set to appear at Spain’s Metal Lorca Festival alongside Rhapsody of Fire before heading out across Spain in late Fall with Negura Bunget. Full dates are as follows:
6/25 Murcia, ES – Metal Lorca Festival
Lauded as “a stunning, full and complex album that is a must-have for any fan of the genre” (Metal-Temple), “Exilium” features 12 addictive tracks that “merge the relentless brutality of bands like Behemoth and Belphegor and the melodies and atmosphere of bands like Dimmu Borgir and Septicflesh” (Dead Rhetoric). Watch the occult-influenced, blasphemous music video for the single “The Adamantine Doors” below or via YouTube:
“EXILIUM” is available now: