Theogonia Records presents the long-awaited debut album from Greek black metal masters, Temple of Katharsis, titled “Macabre Ritual.” Prepare to descend into the depths of darkness as this monumental opus is set to be unleashed on August 4, 2023, in jewel case CD and digital formats.
“Macabre Ritual” is a sinister journey that delves deep into the realms of satanism, anti-religion, death, darkness, and war. With influences drawn from both the Scandinavian and Greek black metal scenes, Temple of Katharsis has crafted a sound that is unyielding, intense, and hauntingly captivating.
This abyssal odyssey features eight unholy hymns that will cast a malevolent spell upon all who dare to listen. From the chilling and atmospheric depths of “Abyssal Cold Void” to the relentless assault of “The Burning Flood of Antichrist“, and the occultic incantations of “Inside the Medieval Crypt,” each track immerses the listener in a macabre world of sinister rituals and sinister narratives.
Prepare to be entranced as the intricate storytelling unfolds within the 12-page booklet, which includes lyrics and other cryptic information, guiding you deeper into the cryptic abyss of “Macabre Ritual.”
With bass and vocals recorded at the renowned H12 Audio in Thessaloniki, and guitars recorded at the enigmatic “Dark Templar H/Studio” in Kalamata, the production quality of “Macabre Ritual” is a testament to the dedication and expertise that Temple of Katharsis brings to their craft.
Produced by Major and meticulously mixed and mastered at H12 Audio, the album emerges with an uncompromising sonic force, capturing every bone-chilling detail and enhancing the immersive experience. The collaboration between Temple of Katharsis and these studios has resulted in a meticulously crafted sonic journey that will envelop listeners in a world of darkness and despair.
Having made waves in the underground black metal scene with their demo, EP, and split album releases, Temple of Katharsis has established themselves as a formidable force in the genre. Sharing stages with legends like Septic Flesh, Rotting Christ, and Gaerea, their live performances are nothing short of mesmerizing, leaving audiences spellbound.
Prepare yourself for the impending darkness as Temple of Katharsis unveils their debut album, “Macabre Ritual.” Brace your soul for a harrowing exploration of black metal mastery, as the veil between worlds is torn asunder. Stay tuned for more updates as the ritual draws near. Let the macabre dance begin.
1. Abyssal Cold Void (Intro) (02:19)
2. The Burning Flood of Antichrist (05:03)
3. Erasure of Religious Existence (06:02)
4. In the Dungeons with the Rats (06:21)
5. Ο Αρχιερεύς Των Λύκων (The Archpriest of the Wolves) (07:37)
6. Inside the Medieval Crypt (07:14)
7. The Kingdom of Hades (06:56)
8. Macabre Ritual (07:05)
Hellmaster 666 – Vocals, Bass
Zeratul – Guitars
Nodens – Drums