Well, this sure as hell snuck up on me silently and quickly and pounced from behind without warning. Season of Mist has begun taking pre-orders for a new EP titled Drought by Deathspell Omega that’s scheduled for release on June 22. The pre-order page (HERE) says that artwork will be revealed soon, but the image above appears right alongside the order info, and it looks like artwork to me.
Deathspell Omega have no official web site or social media pages, and they don’t talk much, so I suppose that explains why this arrived unheralded and without fanfare. But I have no doubt word will spread quickly. Here’s the verbiage that accompanies the order info at the Season of Mist e-shop:
“Drought has the sour taste of the inexorable; it is a musical journey through the last moments before disaster hits. This recording displays some of the most lethal song writing ever witnessed from the band while retaining their unmistakable sound.”
My first exposure to the band was their 2010 album Paracletus, which made me an immediate fan. I suspect we have more than a few equally devoted fans among the readers of this site. This post, therefore, should make your fucking day. And since Deathspell Omega is now uppermost in my mind, I think I’ll play a song for you after the jump. I picked this one because, for those of you not familiar with the band, it happens that Season of Mist is still offering it for free download HERE. Also after the jump is the track list for Drought.
“Devouring Famine” (from Paracletus)[audio:https://www.nocleansinging.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Deathspell-Omega-Devouring-Famine.mp3|titles=Deathspell-Omega-Devouring-Famine]
DROUGHT – Track List
1. Salowe Vision 3.45
2. Fiery Serpents 4.15
3. Scorpions & Drought 3.10
4. Sand 1.40
5. Abrasive Swirling Murk 3.50
6. The Crackled Book of Life 4.20