French black metal cultists MERRIMACK are streaming the second new track from ‘Omegaphilia’. The track, and abrasive, dissonant opus titled “The Falsified Son” is streaming now at Metal Underground.
Regarding the new track, MERRIMACK comment: “Our will to create a record that is more rooted in the 90’s era of black metal becomes pretty obvious on ‘The Falsified Son’, which is a straight forward and simple track. Our typical lead guitars, the slightly dissonant end, the addition of a guitar solo, and the mid-tempo middle break make it a strong tune, which has proved to be very well received at our latest live performances. The lyrics deal with the way of life that we have chosen and its consequences – with black metal (which is mentioned in the song) being an immense part of it.”
MERRIMACK have embarked on a headlining European tour. The “Remnants of the Void” tour begins on Apr. 21 and travels throughout central Europe. A full list of confirmed MERRIMACK dates can be found below.
MERRIMACK are touring in support of their new album ‘Omegaphilia’; coming June 9. An extreme, relentless take on pitch-black metal, “Omegaphilia” is available for pre-order across multiple CD and LP formats at the Season of Mist E-Shop.
The cover art and track list for ‘Omegaphilia’ can be found below:
1. Cauterizing Cosmos
2. The Falsified Son
3. Apophatic Weaponry (click here to stream, also available on Spotify)
4. Gutters of Pain
5. Sights in the Abysmal Lure
6. Cesspool Coronation
7. At the Vanguard of Deception
MERRIMACK tour dates
w/ KOZELINIK, ZLOSLUT:
Apr. 21 Löberschütz (DE) @ Gleisberg
Apr. 22 Olten (CH) @ Provisorium 8
Apr. 23 Berlin (DE) @ Blackland
Apr. 24 Strakonice (CZ) @ Na Kremelce
Apr. 25 Banska Bystrica (SK) @ Tartaros
Apr. 26 Budapest (HU) @ Dürer Kert
Apr. 27 Cluj Napoca (RO) @ Hard Club
Apr. 28 Belgrade (RS) @ Fest Klub
MERRIMACK were founded by guitarist Perversifier in 1994 with a clear vision to keep the black metal flame burning as an act of aesthetic terrorism – adamantly based in the underground as opposed to any attempts to co-opt or commercialize.
With a number of demo recordings under their belt in the mid 90’s, the French gained recognition and respect in the scene for being true to their words. Following the release of 3 well-received full-lengths, the Parisians remained dedicated to their roots firmly lodged in dirty, grime, and fanatical passion. The band’s daft combination of harsh soundscapes with epic songwriting appealed to critics and fans alike, allowing the band to embark on their celebrated first US-tour with MARDUK and NACHTMYSTIUM in 2009.
Following the recording of last album, (‘The Acausal Mass’, 2012) with the legendary Necromorbus Studio (WATAIN, DESTRÖYER 666), MERRIMACK embarked on a European tour with Norwegian genre icons MAYHEM and accepted invitations to prestigious festivals such as Hellfest in their native France, Germany’s Party-San Open Air and Summer Breeze and Montreal’s Messe des Morts in Canada.
Having firmly established their black name and message around the globe, MERRIMACK are currently preparing to release their next milestone of extreme black metal with a malicious underground spirit this year.