“Strix Maledictae In Aeternum”, the new album from the Italian symphonic black metal band OPERA IX, will be released on January 24, 2012 in Europe and February 28, 2012 in North America via Agonia Records. The CD, which is described in a press release as “a great opera dedicated to the dark ages of medieval witchcraft,” was recorded at the Occultum studios, owned by the OPERA IX guitarist Ossian, and was mastered at the Necromorbus Studio in Alvik, Sweden. The artwork was created by Kris Verwimp.
“Strix Maledictae In Aeternum” will be released as a digipack CD and on limited-edition vinyl.
A promotional video clip for the song “Mandragora” was recently completed and can be seen below.
OPERA IX was previously signed to Displeased Records.