INCANTATION To Release 'Profane Nexus' Album In August

May 31, 2017

Extreme metal veterans INCANTATION will release their tenth studio album, "Profane Nexus", on August 11 via Relapse Records — the very same label that released the band's influential LPs "Onward To Golgotha" (1992),"Mortal Throne Of Nazarene" (1994),"Diabolical Conquest" (1998) and "The Infernal Storm" (2000).

As expected, INCANTATION has taken steps to ensure that the musical malevolence contained within "Profane Nexus" is matched by its visual depravity. To achieve this, they've enlisted the talents of Israeli artistic maestro Eliran Kantor. The cover art, aptly titled "Draping The Tar Monster", was birthed following the ingestion of the album's lyrical themes, as Eliran recently revealed to And Justice For Art.

"Chuck Sherwood (bass) showed me the lyrics he wrote and went into details about the themes behind each song," he said. "There was one song dealing with the natural habits of locusts and one about a deity who's wearing flayed human skin. I imagined it having a monster-like body made of tar, with the locusts draping it with skin parts they pick from a pit full of human sacrifice."

Stay tuned in the coming days for full album details, which will also include the release of the album's first single, "Rites Of The Locust", presented in 360 degrees. In the meantime, a cryptic teaser for "Profane Nexus" can be viewed below.

In other news, INCANTATION has revealed its involvement in the forthcoming horror film "Death Metal". Drummer Kyle Severn — a rabid consumer of all things horror — has become heavily involved behind the cenes, working closely with the film's writer and director, Michael Kuciak.

Currently in production, the film follows fictional metal band ABYSSINISTER, who inadvertently write a song so evil that anybody who hears it falls under a deadly curse. Think "Evil Dead" in the "Green Room".

In preparation for INCANTATION's cameo in the film — a scene that sees the guys headlining a night of live death metal — the band is inviting all fans to the actual filming of the scene, set to take place Thursday, June 8 at the Agora Ballroom in Cleveland, Ohio. This is an actual night of live music, with each band on the bill getting a good amount of screen time. Other acts include BLACKFINGER, EMBALMER, SHED THE SKIN and FAITHXTRACTOR.

Find more on Incantation
  • facebook
  • twitter
  • reddit
  • email

Comments Disclaimer And Information

BLABBERMOUTH.NET uses the Facebook Comments plugin to let people comment on content on the site using their Facebook account. The comments reside on Facebook servers and are not stored on BLABBERMOUTH.NET. To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@) with pertinent details. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).