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VITAL SPIRIT - Announces Release Date And First Details Of Debut EP

Vancouver (Canada) based black metal duo Vital Spirit just announced that their debut EP, In The Faith That Looks Through Death, will be released on 28th August via Hidden Tribe Records. Although a new entity in the flesh, Vital Spirit in fact is a special collaboration between two scene veterans: Kyle Tavares (Seer, Wormwitch) and Israel Langlais (Wormwitch).

Riffs for their first recording were written during and between Wormwitch's 2018 and 2019 American tours, influenced heavily by the land and history. Demos were then completed while locked down during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. In The Faith That Looks Through Death, that first recording of Vital Spirit, is a remarkably accomplished work that breathes new life into black metal's tired 'n' often-trite corpse. "Harrowing ballads imbued with the enduring spirit of the Americas" is how the duo describes this four-song/17-minute work, and indeed will one find the windswept grandeur of the Wild West writ large across this potent 'n' poignant short-length.

Vital Spirit are not shy about their influences. Lyrics are said to be inspired by the words of Wovoka, Patti Smith, Chilam Balam, Townes Van Zandt, and the corridos of the Mexican Revolution. They list their musical influences as Ennio Morricone, Taake, Earth, Ulver, Marty Robbins, Dissection, Drudkh, Inquisition and Wovenhand. A varied and idiosyncratic pool of inspiration, to be sure, and suitably do the duo transform all these seemingly disparate threads into something completely, uniquely their own.

First track premiere and pre-order info to be announced shortly. Cover and tracklisting are as follows below. Link

In The Faith That Looks Through Death [EP] tracklist:
01. Heart Of Sky
02. Centaur
03. Face Of The Sun
04. Ghost Dance