This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

ILL OMEN - Set Release Date For New Mini Album, Reveal First Track

  • Print

Australian black metal act Ill Omen has announced that will release a special mini album titled The Grande Usurper on 10th August through Iron Bonehead Productions. A prolific force within the Australian black metal underground, Ill Omen has built a canon of enviably massive proportions - and not just "massive" in size, but rather in the heights/depths to which mainman IV aims. Much like he has in his death metal-oriented vehicle Temple Nightside, IV scours the murk with single-minded intent, but with Ill Omen, he pursues a vision of black metal that's ceremonial and sinuous, often slowly drifting like fog lingering across an empty grave. Such was the case with 2016's massive Æ.Thy.Rift - arguably, IV's perfection of slo-mo blackdoom - and here, he returns with his first recording since that critically acclaimed third album.
The first track to be revealed from The Grande Usurper is "The Ruinous Drear," and it can be heard in the player below. Link