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Sunday, August 23, 2015

Noisey Music premieres new psalm from Tyranny


Aeons In Tectonic Interment is the long-awaited new studio offering from Finnish funeral doom duo, Tyranny. Slated for release via Dark Descent Records next month, the band's first proper recording in a decade spews forth five sickly psalms of slow, tortured, epically soul-consuming grimness. Aeons In Tectonic Interment was penned, performed and tracked by members Matti Mäkelä and Lauri Lindqvist with additional percussion by Jussi-Pekka Manner and mastered by D. Lowndes at Resonance Sound Studio (Absu, Pallbearer, Profetus, Sigh, Wodensthrone etc.). Simultaneously spiritual and ominous, with Aeons In Tectonic Interment, Tyranny manages to manifest a traumatic, fifty-one-minute sound apocalypse where misanthropy, suffering and imminent ruin become one achieving purification through sonic decay.

As a precursor to its impending detonation, today Vice's music portal, Noisey, offers up the first taste of Aeons In Tectonic Interment via the lumbering, near-eleven-minute crush of opening hymn, "Sunless Deluge." Issues Noisey, "Aeons In Tectonic Interment is an imperious, ambitious listen; the 'death' aspect of their corroded death/doom takes the reins, allowing the doomier tempo and atmosphere to decay around it. Its graceless, lumbering pace is almost unbearably slow, adding to the tension that hangs between the ringing notes and the pregnant pauses before each drawn-out roars erupts. The opening track, 'Sunless Deluge,' perfectly captures the darkness and misery that permeates Tyranny's oeuvre..."

Witness "Sunless Deluge" and watch your world collapse around you at this location.

Forged in 2001 by Mäkelä and Lindqvist, Tyranny was conceived under the strain of a Stranger Will to channel the Ageless resonations of Earth and Oceans and sonorous visions and fevered dreams by the means of epic, Funereal Soundscapes. In 2004 the band unsheathed their debut, Bleak Vistae, which shook the foundation of a small, reclusive yet inexorably-devoted funeral doom scene. Crowned an, "epic masterpiece," and commended for its, "mystical atmosphere," and, "crushing wall of sound," by Ultimate Guitar, 2005's Tides Of Awakening reaped the attention of critics globally. Metal Bite championed a record that was, "uncompromising and extreme," while Metal Reviews, in an "Album Of the Month" review likened it to, "a partner piece instructing in the discipline of appreciating one's own suffering." Tyranny has always operated in the shadows, worked on intuition and done things only when there was a Will and the time seemed right for it. The past ten years have been devoted to various live appearances such as Roskilde Festival, Roadburn and the Kill-Town Deathfest, and the slow writing process of Aeons In Tectonic Interment - the band's most devout work to date.

Aeons In Tectonic Interment will see release via Dark Descent Records on CD, double LP and digitally on September 18th, 2015. For CD preorders, point your browser here. For LP preorders go here.

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