GRIGORIEN - Magtens Evangelium - CD
Limited to 200 copies!
- Compact Disc Audio with white base
- Jewel Box standard
- Booklet for Compact Disc 12-page printed on 180g matte paper
Named after the promethean angels that sinned against God in the Apocrypha, GRIGORIEN was originally conceived in 2006 by Spedalsk and Benedictus as a tool for uncompromising hate propaganda and a call to violence against religion and in particular the Abrahamitic three. Starting in 2007, a demo was released every three years, and then, in 2015, came a split with Danish comrades Ligfaerd. Thereafter, silence...until now.
At long last, GRIGORIEN are set to release their full-length debut, Magtens Evangelium. With a lineup that presently includes vocals by Spedalsk (who also lends his voice to Witchcult), guitars and bass by Benedictus (who also plays bass in Witchcult and Ligfaerd), and drums by Geistaz (who has the solo project GEISTAZ'IKA), GRIGORIEN hereby encompass past, present, and future with their vintage black metal ultraviolence.
Translated into English as "The Gospel of Power," Magtens Evangelium is framed as an imagined theatrical play, in which nine choirs - humans, angels, and seraphs - quarrel over the order of the world and their place in it, each castigating the others and declaring themselves favored by their creator, until the profane priestess Veridian settles the dispute and proclaims a new world order. More concretely, GRIGORIEN whip forth a fury that recalls 1996 in all its whiteout splendor: insane OTT speed, utterly scything guitars, orkish vokills, and a strive for abyssic oblivion. If such names invoked as Thy Primordial, Unlord, and especially Setherial fall on deaf ears, then likely Magtens Evangelium is not for you.