For fans of Ihsahn, Opeth, Borknagar
Out Now! ASHEN HORDE Unleash The Darkness In “Fallen Cathedrals”
New Album “Fallen Cathedrals” Out March 22, 2019 via Extreme Metal Music
Out now as of March 22nd, hailing from the cold, unforgiving wastelands of Hollywood, California, ASHEN HORDE have unleashed their third full length in Europe and North America via Extreme Metal Music/Rockshots Records.
The album is available on CD, vinyl plus stream and download on the following platforms:
Lyric Video – “Profound Darkness” – https://youtu.be/Dvb03K0WPvM
Drawing influence from metal’s crème de le extreme, from Enslaved and Devin Townsend to Ihsahn and Opeth, ASHEN HORDE (aka Trevor Portz and Stevie Boiser (Vale of Pnath, Inferi)), may have a sound rooted in death and black metal, but can’t truly be called either. The concept album is in the vein of J.G. Ballard’s dystopian novel “High Rise,” and explores class warfare and a society’s descent into primitive, warring tribes. Musically, the album expands further on the complexities of the band’s earlier releases, but with even more emphasis on progressive and melodic elements, even incorporating clean vocals for the first time. It will appeal to fans of the more progressive side of extreme metal, from Ihsahn and Borknagar to Opeth and Enslaved.
The band adds:
“Fallen Cathedrals, is the perfect illustration of what Ashen Horde is all about. Musically, it draws influence from across the metal spectrum. There is hyper speed, blast-beat-fueled black metal that runs alongside pummeling death metal riffs; clean-sung melodic passages juxtaposed against face-melting screams, and headbanging beats intermixed with progressive odd-time signatures.”