On the 29th of September 1349’s anticipated new album ‘Massive Cauldron of Chaos’ is set for its release through Indie Recordings worldwide, except for North America, where Season of Mist will be handling the album.
Itching to get a sneak-peak of the ‘Massive Cauldron of Chaos’ tracks? Metal Hammer comes to the rescue as they are running an exclusive premiere of tracks from ‘Massive Cauldron of Chaos’ this week – stream tracks HERE.
Writes Metal Hammer: ‘Black metal’s centre of gravity has been under siege in the four years since 1349 released the last album, Demonoir. Norway’s hold on the movement’s epicentre has slipped as various pioneers from Sweden, Finland and elsewhere have risen in prominence, US college kids in checked shirts have run away with their own wistful take and the rise of occult death metal has siphoned off much of its dark and baleful atmosphere. But rather than rely on old glories, their latest missive offers a hyper-modern, clinical yet still utterly visceral take whose relentless and commanding onslaught is guaranteed to have your eyes rolling around inside your head.’
1349 formed in 1997 and comprises several former members of the band Alvheim. Drummer Frost is also a member of Satyricon. The band debuted with 2003’s ‘Liberation’, which paid homage to 1349’s stylistic influences with a cover of of Mayhem’s ‘Buried by Time and Dust’. In live settings, 1349 has also covered Celtic Frost, whom vocalist Ravn cites as his principal influence. ‘Liberation’ was followed by outings Beyond the Apocalypse (2004), Hellfire (2005), Revelations of the Black Flame (2009) and Demonoir (2010).