Aug 272014


Here are a couple of news items and new pieces of album art that caught my eye. I don’t have much to add to the information sent to us in press releases — other than to say I am tremendously interested in both of these albums (which happen to come from the same label), and you should be, too! (Click the artwork to view larger images.)


Today Debemur Morti revealed the cover art (above) for the new album by Blut Aus Nord — Memoria Vetusta III – Saturnian Poetry. It was created by Kristian “Necrolord” Wåhlin (EMPEROR, BATHORY, DARK FUNERAL, DISSECTION, and many more), and it’s wonderful. The layout was conceived by Dehn Sora (known for his work for NEUROSIS and ULVER, among others).

The label further announced that the album has been scheduled for an October 10th release and will be available on Digipack CD, Gatefold 12″ LP, and a digital download version. Here’s the track list:

01. Prelude
02. Paien
03. Tellus Mater
04. Forhist
05. Henosis
06. Metaphor Of The Moon
07. Clarissima Mundi Lumina


Yesterday, Debemur Morti also revealed the cover art for the next album by Norway’s ManesBe All End All. It’s also a real eye-catcher; it was created by Ashkan Honarvar.

The album will be available on October 10, again in Digipack CD, Gatefold 12″ LP, and digital download. A special CD edition in a pyramid-shaped packaging will also be available in a limited edition. And here’s the track list:

01. A Deathpact Most Imminent
02. Ars Moriendi (The Lower Crown)
03. A Safe Place In The Unsafe
04. Blanket Of Ashes
05. Broken Fire
06. Free As In Free To Leave
07. Name The Serpent
08. The Nature And Function Of Sacrifice
09. Turn The Streams

And that is all for now. We will no doubt be featuring advance tracks from these albums as they become available.


  1. The one for “Blut Aus Nord” is wonderful!

  2. The Memoria Vetusta albums are my favorite things Blut Aus Nord has done, so I return to that style should be amazing.

  3. Oh dear god that Blut Aus Nord cover looks amazing.

  4. not normally overly concerned with cover art, but both of those look sweet. Especially the BAN one 🙂

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