French black metallers GLORIOR BELLI have revealed the cover art and track listing for their new album, “The Great Southern Darkness”, to be released in North America on September 27.
Commented the band on the new release: “‘The Great Southern Darkness’ has been recorded over a few months period and is comprised of 11 tracks that magnify all the best elements of GLORIOR BELLI in a twisted unique way again; a tremendous journey through dark deserts and evil swamps with Lucifer as a personal guide. It’s also dangerously violent and fast, yet at the same time really dark with all the Americana/stoner/blues elements that we cherish.
“Though often warm and almost inviting, the allure of GLORIOR BELLI‘s bidding is revealed by a vicious duplicity; you will find comfort here, but at an unspeakable toll. The production is clear yet just harsh enough to bring a warm, fuzzy and completely unique sound you won’t find in any other modern recordings. So load up your haversack and hit the dusty road!”
“The Great Southern Darkness” track listing:
01. Dark Gnosis
02. Secret Ride To Rebellion
03. They Call Me Black Devil
04. Negative Incarnate
05. Bring Down The Cosmic Scheme
06. The Great Southern Darkness
07. The Foolhardy Venturer
08. Per Nox Regna
09. The Science Of Shifting
10. Chaos Manifested
11. Horns In My Pathway
GLORIOR BELLI crept out from the temperamental suburbs of Paris in December 2002. What started as a notorious duo soon became a remarkable beast, acting as a beacon for everyone looking to free themselves of the influence of the Demiurge.
A symbolic demo — “Evil Archaic Order” — was released in June 2004, followed by their first full-length album, “Ô Lavdate Dominvs”, in May 2005. Their sophomore album, “Manifesting The Raging Beast”, was released in June 2007 via Southern Lord Records followed by, “Meet Us At The Southern Sign”, which ravaged unsuspecting ears in June 2009 via Candlelight Records.
Lyrics and themes explored over the years reveal a sincere inclination for rebel-ism and a developed sense of poetry. Today, GLORIOR BELLI has garnered a stellar reputation in the extreme music community for mixing desert rock textures with the brutal, ominous, doom-laden vibe typical of black metal. But don’t bother trying to restrain that which cannot be confined, for this is merely the greatest curse of the cosmic scheme.