On January 24, 2017, Empyrean Throne from Orange County, California, will release their debut album Chaosborne, which was produced and engineered by Mick Kenney. Today we bring you the premiere of an official video for an album track named “Haereticus Stellarum Part II“.
Conceptually, the album “tells the story of a hapless Templar knight in medieval Europe and his subsequent decent into the realm of Chaos”. In its sound, it powerfully combines a variety of ingredients, including orchestral and cello music — and they are on full display in the song and video we’re presenting today.
“Haereticus Stellarum Part II” conveys the ominous solemnity of a ritual ceremony, the savagery of a demonic assault, and the infernal grandeur of a great beast rising in power. It blends the weight and harsh roars of death metal, the throat-tearing snarls and slashing riffs of black metal, and symphonic accents that lend the music an element of dark majesty. Visions of Behemoth and Dimmu Borgir may pass before your eyes as you listen, and watch.
As for the album as a whole, vocalist Andrew Knudsen gave us this comment:
“With Chaosborne we wanted to push ourselves beyond our limits as musicians and artists and explore the darkness both within and around us. For every second of every song we bled our spirit and injected our venom. We wanted to shake the listener and drown them in our message of chaos ideology and rebirth. Above all we wanted to send a clear message, this IS Empyrean Throne, an order of chaos worshipping maniacs that want to bring to bear every bit of sonic fury we can muster. This record is our war cry of liberation and a clear illuminating of our inner fire. Into Chaos, Towards the Beyond, Ever Vigilant!”
The full track list for Chaosborne is as follows:
1. The Twilight Order
2. Sed Nomini Tuo Da Gloriam
3. Usurping The Obsidian God
4. And None Shall Rise…
5. The Devouring Mark
6. From The Mouth Ov The Black Icons
7. Stormrite Ascension
9. Haereticus Stellarum Part I
10. Haereticus Stellarum Part II
11. Follow The Plaguelord Part II: The Harbinger Ov Pestilence
To pre-order the album, go here: