giovedì 11 agosto 2016

Sons of Balaur release first track and details of new album

SONS OF BALAUR are unleashing the first unholy track taken from their forthcoming full-length 'Tenebris Deos'. The release date of their debut album on Season of Mist has been scheduled to the 14th of October
The song 'Old Relics' is now exclusively streaming via Rock Hard Italy

The band comments: "The track 'Old Relics' deals with that religious fanatic and in his circles acclaimed vampire hunter Van Helsing. He is the enemy of all vampires and the only one aside from Vampire Lord Athena, who is capable of defeating the Dark Lord Balaur. He is a relic of a forgotten time, when humans ruled the earth, when mortal men were strong enough to defend themselves from the vampires. Van Helsing is the last part of that forgotten age. And although we see him as just a mere relic, he is still one to be loathed and to be wary of.

SONS OF BALAUR are furthermore presenting artwork and track-list:

01. Invocation
02. Prologue
03. Old Relics
04. Succubus Slut
05. The Curse Of Bloodlust
06. The Nameless Roams The Earth
07. Van Helsing Must Die
08. Balaur's Rise
09. Athena Bitch Betrayer
10. Soldiers Of Darkness
11. Nematari The Desert Queen

SONS OF BALAUR have come to life. Straight out of the highly acclaimed 'Realm of the Damned' graphic novel, this obviously fictional Norwegian band is actually delivering a remarkable first full-length. Yet while the graphic novel comes across as bloody as brutal, the biography of the demonically possessed maniacs is offered quite tongue-in-cheek as well as representing a respectful nod to the early Nordic black metal scene with its fanatic ideology and criminal record. 
In stark contrast to this, the musical intentions behind SONS OF BALAUR's real-life debut album 'Tenebris Deos' should be taken very seriously.  

Although the band is supposedly of Norwegian origin, the style of sound and the densely woven guitar-work of 'Tenebris Deos' clearly points towards an English back-ground with many cross-references to scene classics from BATHORY, CELTIC FROST, and VENOM to the second and even third generations on black metal.