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BAŠMU - Presents Track From Upcoming Second Album

France's infamous black metal act Bašmu will release the second full-length album entitled VVitchblood on 6th August via Lunar Apparitions, a division of Nebular Carcoma. Bašmu is the sole domain of the mysterious Xülthysy, who's also insanely prolific across other such projects as Flešš.

Although all but Chaoist are some iteration of black metal, with Bašmu does Xülthysy explore the shimmering shadowself of the most rotten, mildewed depths of the ancient '90s black metal underground - back when traditional witchcraft, vampirism, blood rites, self-hatred, and generally antisocial behavior were all mandatory. Taken another way, if Flešš is comparable to Belkètre, then Bašmu most definitely would be comparable to Moëvöt.

Xülthysy spares no weapon in his quest for medieval ruination and rancor; FX pedals are applied liberally to guitars and vocals, malforming both into new (and more horrifying) manifestations, while the synth/organ work here will unnerve even the steeliest of constitutions. VVitchblood undoubtedly bears strong resemblance to black metal "back in the day," but its atonal 'n' atagonistic aspect puts it into a realm all its own...and one perpendicular (rather than parallel) to other nowadays raw black metal. Bašmu is Xülthysy's muse alone, and we can only guess at what haunts his soul. Listen now to the brand new track named "The Crooked Wand Of The Ophidian Craft" in the player below. Link