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VSPOLOKH - Announces Release Date Of New Album, First Track Available For Streaming

Russian black metallers Vspolokh will release their long awaited second full-length, Помре, on 21st June via Purity Through Fire Records. Formed back in 2004, what Vspolokh lack in quantity of recordings, they ably make up for in quality of vision. In the ever-vast field of Russian black metal, Vspolokh stand strong, maintaining the triumphant-yet-tragic element so endemic to the best quarters of that scene whilst just as equally evincing a patiently plied style of songcraft that's consistent with their judiciously spare discography.

Purity Through Fire released Vspolokh's debut album, Печаль о прошлом, in 2010 and then two well-regarded splits in 2013 and 2014, respectively. Alas, silence ensued, but now arrives the timely return of Vspolokh with Помре. It's worth noting the influence of Ural mythological heritage within the Vspolokh world, which is manifested not only in the lyrics of some songs, but also in the band's visual design, reflecting local archetypes. Thus, Vspolokh brand their music Ural Chthonic black metal, and this is clear because a number of characters in the Ural mythology have a chthonic nature. The title of Помре may allude to the statement of one Ural literary-heritage researcher: "In mainstream literature, the anti-hero dies - but in the Ural one, everyone dies."

High adventure and deep contemplation await those who set sail with Vspolokh's Помре. Take the first steps of this adventure named Помре with the brand-new track named "Чрьнътопь" by clicking play in the player below. Link