- Jason Hesley
Death/Black Metal Trio STRYCHNOS Debut "A Mother's Curse" Coming This Fall!
Danish extreme metal veterans STRYCHNOS reveal their long-awaited debut ‘A Mother’s Curse’ on Colorado Springs’ Dark Descent Records.
Formed in 1997 by Martin Leth Andersen (also of Undergang fame), STRYCHNOS might just be the Danish underground’s best-kept secret. A Mother’s Curse is the product of a craft perfected over 25 years of toil, a true celebration of extreme metal mastery that surpasses all genre limitations.
Andersen comments on the album, “We are proud to finally present eight tracks of pitch-black death metal tragedy as it was always intended to be: Dark, atmospheric, brutal, and tragic!”
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Dark Descent Records will release A Mother’s Curse on November 4 on CD, digital, cassette, and vinyl formats. Pre-order the album at darkdescentrecords.bandcamp.com
The intricately sculpted compositions shift seamlessly between moods of terror, hope, and tragedy, building a momentous atmosphere rarely achieved in this day and age. Add to this the inventive riffing and bone-shattering vocals of the highest order and the result is A Mother’s Curse.
The truly complete work is wrapped in a stunning cover by the inimitable Daniel Corcuera: “The chilling motif is based on Danish sculptor Niels Hansen Jacobsen’s statue ‘Death and the Mother’ from 1892, depicting a young woman in the moment of ultimate tragedy. Jacobsen was inspired by the ending of ‘The tale of a Mother’, a story written in 1847 by famous author Hans Christian Andersen: “And Death walked with her child into the unknown land.”
2. Blessed be the Bastard Reign
3. A Mother's Curse
4. Horror Sacred Torture Divine
5. Regiments of the Betrayed
6. Manus Nigra
7. Blind Eye Epiphany
8. The Doppelganger Stare