Official press release:
Iberian extreme metal outfit Noctem are excited to reveal the details on their highly anticipated fourth studio album entitled Haeresis. Scheduled for release on September 30 via Prosthetic Records (N.America, UK/EU)/Art Gates Records (Spain), Haeresis consists of ten brutally punishing tracks which conceptually delve into the dark history of their home country of Spain. Complimenting cover artwork, as seen below, was completed by Seth Siro Anton (Septicflesh, Moonspell, Behemoth) and depicts an epic and grotesque display of obscene torture extracted from the Spanish inquisition (1.500 A.C.).
Noctem, consisting of Beleth (vocals), Exo (lead guitars), Ethell (rhythm guitars), Varu (bass), and Voor (drums), self-recorded and produced Haerisis earlier this year at Firework Studios in Valencia before sending it to Sweden’s Necromorbus Studio for mixing and mastering by Tore Stjerna (Watain, Valkyrja).
The band collectively proclaimed:
“This record is proof that a band like us can keep evolving with time. It looks, sounds, smells and tastes different from anything we’ve ever done while keeping our original essence in every track. We’re sure that any fan of Extreme Metall will be satisfied with this new opus.”
Haeresis track listing:
1. “Through The Black Temples of Disaster”
3. “The Submission Discipline”
4. “Blind Devotion”
5. “The Dark One”
7. “Whispers of the Ancient Gods”
8. “Conjuring Degradation and Morbidity”
9. “The Paths of the Lustful Abandon”
10. “Pactum With the Indomitable Darkness”
Having recently made their way across the European festival circuit, including a featured set at Metal Lorca Festival, Noctem will next bring their darkened assault to audiences this October as they join Negura Bunget across Spain, dates can be found below. Previously, the band has shared the stage with acts including Taake, Valkyrja, Marduk and Anaal Nathrakh, just to name a few.
10/27 – Salamanca, ES | Nave Bunker *
10/28 – Madrid, ES | Sala Silikona *
10/29 – Zaragoza, ES | CC Vadefierro *
10/30 – Barcelona, ES | Sala Monasterio *
* = w/ Negura Bunget, Antagonist Zero