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VOODUS reveal first video from new SHADOW album 

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Swedish black metal elite Voodus reveal the new video “The Call of the Abysmal Deep.” The track is the first to be revealed from the band’s highly anticipated second album, Emanating Sparks, which will see international release early next year via Shadow Records (distributed & marketed by Regain Records). 

See & hear Voodus “The Call of the Abysmal Deep” video in its entirety HERE at Regain Records’ official YouTube channel.

Since their formation in 2015, the ascent of Sweden’s Voodus has been steady yet assured. After a decade under the moniker Jormundgand, the band sought a fresh outlook with the new nom de plume Voodus and began sharpening their knives. And carved from these blades emerged the 2015 EP NightQueen, subsequently followed by the Serpent Seducer Saviour 10″ in 2017.

However, it was Voodus breakout debut album – appropriately titled Into the Wild, released in 2018 by Shadow – where the band showed the full fathom of their powers. Starkly melodic yet crypt-pure black metal, the hour-long Into the Wild was at once authentically vintage and refreshingly modern, their songcraft now honed to its fiercest and most finessed essence. Somehow, they eclipsed that feat with the two-song Open the Otherness EP two years later. More than “just” an EP, these two tracks were EPIC, totaling 23 minutes of obsidian grandeur.

Now, where does the winding path lead them? Voodus‘ second album, Emanating Sparks. Comparatively a more concise record at 45 minutes, the seven-song Emanating Sparks certainly shows no slowdown in their creativity nor conservative thinking on the band’s part: majestically immediate, effervescently melodic, executed with poise and power, Voodus here present an album custom-made for the stage and yet one not without its charms for personal contemplation. The occult aura is stronger than ever, it must be said, as their melodicism weaves through the soul with stirring effect, vapor trails of beyond-the-shade menace opening one’s third eye with ease and elan.

Many weapons are still at Voodus‘ disposal – the riffing is stalwart when surging or stomping, the rhythms move mountains at any speed, and guitarist T. Fongelius’ vocals command the hordes with their clear enunciation – and more than ever, they utilize them with especial emphasis on dynamics. 

Emanating Sparks is aggressive to be sure and undeniably a BLACK METAL record, but it’s one imbued with a subtle sensitivity (or just call it “feel”), a deftness of approach that elevates it above extremity for its own sake or just another tired genre exercise. Or put another way, Voodushave fully entered the realm of plausibly professional black metal classicism; Emanating Sparks is thus truly titled…

Voodus continue to speak the noble language of black metal, but broaden its dialect with reverence and intelligence. Open thy ears and receive their Emanating Sparks!

Release date, cover art, tracklisting, and preorder info to be announced shortly. For more info, consult the links below.


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