May 292013

Mephorash are a black metal band from Uppsala, Sweden, with two albums to their credit, both released by Grom Records — Death Awakens (2011) and Chalice of Thagirion (2012). They’re about to add to those accomplishments through a split release with Philadelphia’s excellent Ashencult, entitled Opus Serpens, and today we’re premiering the Mephorash track for the split, “Atramentous Ungod Aspect”. The song features guest vocals by Acherontas V. Priest of the occult multinational band Acherontas. In addition to the music, we bring these words from Mephorash:

“Our hymn is the most deep and profund work Mephorash has done so far.
The song channels a lot of powers and elements never seen in the chalice of Mephorash before.

To help manifest our unrelenting forces we got support from Acherontas V. Priest from the great and powerful black metal band Acherontas.
He has added a lot of movement needed for manifesting the forces this song is providing.
The lyrical work of this song is a personal journey and aspect provided by our brother Endless, who is an important piece and mind in Mephorash.
His work in Mephorash has been the final piece making this song what it is. Achieving what we have been aiming for during the whole journey.
Thanks to all involved and special thanks to Ashencult for this mindblowing collaboration.

Hails from Mephorash.”

“Atramentous Ungod Aspect” does indeed begin like a solemn hymn, like a canticle voiced by a Tuvan throat-singer — and then the floodgates open to a rushing wall of racing guitars and thundering percussion, with raw, bleeding vocals. The song moves and changes, powered by bleak melodies that are both majestic and malignant, and accented by voices that are varied and dramatic. There is a ritualistic aspect to the music, but it’s also sweeping, powerful, and obliterating.

The Mephorash-Ashencult split will be released exclusively on vinyl and will feature the cover art of the wonderfully talented Paolo Girardi, which you can see at the top of this post. Information about how and where the split can be acquired will be forthcoming. Watch the pages linked below for further announcements. After those links . . . the song, AND the lyrics.

https://www.facebook.com/Chaliceofthagirion
https://www.facebook.com/ASHENCULT

Pride! The edict of the fallen!
A bifurcated tongue caress tectonic plates
Hissing vibrations deep in the devils gorge
Earth and blood wed to stone in exhuberant, spiteful intent
May all the furies of time curse thee for my hunger remains unsated
Nachash, NChSh! A sacrosanct key to damn all that is false
Nachash, NChSh! A vial of cosmic venom to rend all reality apart!
Now come see the sun… the lances of annihilation, eight-fold devourer
See those mutilated, bereft and vainglorious…
Shrouded in mars, madness and scorn garbed in darkest desolation
A scepter and disc held aloft beneath a sanguine sphere
A circlet made to worship a harlots guise!
Basilisk, with thine sight I am remade, spectre of tunnels manifold
Qoph, lamed, phe, tau! All thine secrets now to unfold!
From fiery chains of upheaval, manacles of flesh-born inadequacy
From the dust of death an acolyte rose
Amidst timeless currents, flies and rot equalizes all

13 Responses to “AN NCS PREMIERE: MEPHORASH — “ATRAMENTOUS UNGOD ASPECT””

  1. deckard cain says:

    This is gold and so is everything touched by Paolo Girardi’s artwork

  2. djneibarger says:

    awesome song, and i’m losing my mind over that artwork :)

  3. Eldhoraz says:

    I think the vocal technique at the beginning is named Kargyraa, and is physically produced roughly the same way than extreme metal vocal techniques, but with a better balance between distortion and clean voice. Thus harder to produce.

    • Islander says:

      I had to look up Kargyraa, and now I would add that the sound is the Dag, or mountain, style of Kargyraa. :)

    • Lethargus(Mephorash) says:

      Yes indeed brother. This is Kargyraa. I am the one doing the throat-singing in this track.
      Me (guitarist of Mephorash) and the vocalist Ors have been studying different throat-singing very
      intensively for some time now and in future tracks we will feature more of this in varied forms and styles.
      Thank you however for recognizing (and appreciating) this.

      Hails
      Lethargus

      • Eldhoraz says:

        Ah ! Nice to hear it from you ! And I’m happy to know you’ll be doing more of this, ’cause I fucken love it.

        Your music is really great, I’m looking forward to hear more !

        Eldhoraz

        • Lethargus(Mephorash) says:

          Thanks alot man. Appreciate your words! Keep your eyes open for more.
          Spread the venom!
          Hail the serpent!

  4. Squeack says:

    Awesome skit grabbar! Hails from Hellsingland!

  5. [...] Sweden’s Mephorash contributes a haunting dose of occult BM on their side, which features the track “Atramentous Ungod Aspect”.  Guest vocals provided by the unholiest of them all, Acherontas V. Priest.  Sink your teeth into this expertly crafted slice of occult BM!  Check out “Atramentous Ungod Aspect” HERE.” [...]

  6. [...] vinyl September 15th. The release will feature a song from each band, and in advance of the release No Clean Singing has premiered Mephorash’s track “Atramentous Ungod Aspect” which features guest [...]

  7. [...] with Philadelphia’s excellent Ashencult entitled Opus Serpens, and we had the pleasure of premiering the Mephorash track for the split, “Atramentous Ungod Aspect”. That song features guest vocals [...]

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