SACRAL NIGHT "Ancient Remains" (CD)Dark Heavy Metal (May 2019)


TITLE: "Ancient Remains"
GENRE: Dark Heavy Metal
RELEASE DATE: May 10th, 2019
LABEL: Metal On Metal Records
BARCODE: 8022167090832
FORMAT: CD in jewel case • 9 tracks (approx. 30 min.) • 12 pages stapled booklet with lyrics, band photos and info • All full-color

1. Silent Night, Bloody Night
2. The Blood Spattered Bride
3. Ancient Remains
4. By Sword, by Pick, by Axe
5. The Last Decade and Beyond
6. The Hexer's Come
7. To Conquer
8. Unhinged Before Horror
9. The Cohort Rites

Total playing time: 30:17

"The Last Decade and Beyond" static promo clip
"The Blood Spattered Bride " static promo clip

Once in a blue moon you come across a band that just escapes clear labelling and breaks out of most of the formulas out there. We've been really struggling to pinpoint the style, find comparisons and give an accurate description of SACRAL NIGHT's music. With the loss of the singer from the EP, the King Diamond similarities have diminished, but the sinister feeling and sense of the macabre have become even stronger. The vocal duties are now performed by the band's leader and bassist, Amphycion, who sang in his previous heavy metal band SANCTUAIRE - it's a passionate performance and there's a touch of melancholy in his voice. He's also known for having played in death/black band NECROWRETCH, and musically, SACRAL NIGHT sometimes dwell more in the death/black metal realm. There's tremolo style guitar picking, some disharmonic chords and blast beats, and one thing worth noting is the great, organic sounding drum work. All in all, an intense, unique and personal sounding debut album. Descend into the darkest catacombs, descend into madness... and let the heavy metal blackness embrace you. Check it out if you're into any of these bands: SANCTUAIRE (Fra.), ATTIC, BEWITCHED (Chl.), SATAN'S HOST, DISSECTION, IN SOLITUDE, early DEATH, TRIBULATION and early DEATH SS.

• The debut full-length of this French dark heavy metal band with unique and personal style.
• The band has gained following with their first EP from 2017 and by playing at a few festivals.
• A professionally filmed and edited video clip to promote the album planned.
• For fans of: Sanctuaire, Attic, Bewitched (Chl.), Satan's Host, Dissection, In Solitude, (early) Death, Tribulation, (early) Death SS...

Cover art by Tobias Könemann (