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The original idea behind C.o.D. was unquestionable a product of Ingars' passion for sheer sonic brutality and devotion to the satanic ideology according to Anton LaVeys' Church Of Satan and the Satanic Bible. The contents of C.o.D.'s lyrics clearly reflect Ingars' beliefs as well as his deep admiration for vampirism.


WELCOME  THE DEAD - New video !!

Directed by Anders Børresen for MONITORmedia, the video for "Welcome the Dead" is a window into the soul of Crest of Darkness. Amidst the darkness that you'll find there  you will also find the the age old quest for the meaning of life and death, and it is not a quest to which Crest of Drakness provides the answers, because they want you to find your own. In the words of Ingar Amlien "We are all Gods. each of us builds our own universe."



Welcome the Dead

NORWEGIAN BLACK METALLERS CREST OF DARKNESS REVEAL DETAILS AND ARTWORK OF NINTH STUDIO ALBUM


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My Kingdom Music has revealed details of "Welcome the Dead", the ninth studioalbum from Norwegian Black Metallers CREST OF DARKNESS, which is set to hit the streets on the 2nd December in both CD and Digital formats, as well as a double LP format which will feature a special bonus track.
 
 
Recorded at the at MLP Studio by Nils H. Mæhlum and mastered at the Kvålsonic Lab by Tom Kvålsvoll, the nine-track album promises to be the heaviest, darkest and most introspective album in the band's twenty plus year history.  
 
 
The artwork for "Welcome the Dead" features the extraordinary Zombie Foetus sculptures created by the Italian artist Andrea Falaschi. Tracklisting as follows:
 
1. Welcome The Dead
2. Chosen By The Devil
3. Scourged And Crucified
4. My Black Bride
5. Borrowed Life
6. The Almighty
7. Memento Mori
8. The Noble Art
9. Katharsis
 
CREST OF DARKNESS' lineup, includes founder and frontman Ingar Amlien (ROQUEFIRE, CONCEPTION, AMLIEN's INFERNO) on bass and vocals, Rebo on guitars, Bernhard (ex- PALE FOREST) on drums, and Kristian Wentzel on keyboards.  Earlier this year Amlien admitted that he sees "Welcome the Dead" as having a special significance for him personally: " I've put a hell of a lot of myself and my emotions  into this album, even more so than usual.  I've always felt that when we are on stage, we create a sort of magic, and this time we have been able to transfer that magic to the recordings.  You could say this is my personal Black Mass".




NORWEGIAN BLACK METALLERS CREST OF DARKNESS AND MY KINGDOM MUSIC TO RENEW LONG-STANDING RELATIONSHIP




Fans of Norway's  CREST OF DARKNESS will have seen a short teaser video appear on Facebook this week showing frontman and founder Ingar Amlien signing what appears to be a contract, and today Italian label My Kingdom Music confirmed that it was indeed a new recording contract, and that the veteran Norwegian Extreme Metallers would be continuing their collaboration with the label for the release of their next album.  Commenting on the renewal of their long-standing relationship, which started thirteen years ago, My Kingdom Music had this to say:

"We are absolutely delighted to be able to continue with, and build on,  the strong relationship we have always had with CREST OF DARKNESS.  We first started working  together back in 2003, and we have watched the band develop its style and sound over the years, and we are very excited to be releasing their seventh full-length album towards the end of this year.  We have no doubts whatsoever that the new album will push the borders of their take on extreme metal to new limits.  CREST OF DARKNESS' personal mix of Black, Thrash and Heavy Metal promises to make this the most mature and powerful album the band has ever released".

Amlien himself gave some hints at what fans could expect from the album, as well as echoing the label's sentiments about their working relationship: " Over the years CREST OF DARKNESS and My Kingdom Music seem to have grown side by side, so I'm very happy to be able to continue working with a label that understands both our music and our vision, and with whom we have always been able to have an open and constructive dialogue.  Particularly as the new album is especially important to me as I've put a hell of a lot of myself and my emotions  into it.  I've always felt that when we are on stage, we create a sort of magic, and this time we have been able to transfer that magic to the recordings.  You could say this is my personal Black Mass.

"We are not going to reveal too much about the album at this stage except to say that it is currently being recorded at the MLP Studio with Nils Haral
d Mæhlum  at the helm.  We worked with Mæhlum on our first albums, and we recently got together again when we recorded last year's "Evil Messiah" EP, and it felt natural so we decided to stick with him for the new album, and it's proven to be a very good decision".  




CREST OF DARKNESS' current  lineup, which includes founder and frontman Ingar Amlien (ROQUEFIRE, CONCEPTION, AMLIEN's INFERNO) on bass and vocals, Rebo on guitars, Bernhard (ex- PALE FOREST) on drums, and Kristian Wentzel on keyboards.  More information about CREST OF DARKNESS can be found on the band's Facebook page at




Nine tracks tracing the history of CREST OF DARKNESS, can be heard on the band's SoundCloud page at



whilst the official playlist, which includes the  band's entire catalogue can be heard on Spotify at






The Official video of the track  "Demon Child" from CREST OF DARKNESS' 2013 album "In the Presence of Death"  can be seen at










 
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