BAPTISM are now unleashing the first track from their forthcoming full-length 'V: The Devil's Fire'. The fifth album of the Finnish black metal underground veterans has been recorded at Fantom Studio and the release date slated to the 22nd of July.
The song "The Sacrament Of Blood And Ash" featuring Mikko Kotamäki from SWALLOW THE SUN as guest-vocalist is exclusively streaming via Metalitalia (for Italy)
Frontman Lord S. comments on behalf of BAPTISM regarding "The Sacrament Of Blood And Ash": "Simply put, in order to rise above we must overcome our lesser and mundane self. If we succeed in this act, time and time again, the blood of this offering will water the roots of the tree which is known as our spiritual development. The lyrics for this song were written based on my ideas by Gorath Moonthorn. Three more long-time friends are featured on this album as well and we are joined for this first preview by our brother Mikko Kotamäki from SWALLOW THE SUN, whose voice fits the chorus perfectly."
The clip for "The Sacrament Of Blood And Ash" has been created by renowned Romanian and Roadburn resident artist Costin Chioreanu (MAYHEM, VULTURE INDUSTRIES, CARACH ANGREN, and many more).
On further news, BAPTISM are simultaneously revealing artwork and track-list of 'V: The Devil's Fire'. Both can be viewed below.