Musicians from Fluisteraars, Laster, and Turia have gotten together to form Nusquama. The new project derives its name from the word used by Thomas Moore “to refer to the necessity and impossibility of a hopeful alternative,” a conceptual juxtaposition which is in tune with the contrasts permeating the quintet’s black metal in their first released song, «Vuurslag», which you can hear below. It is taken from Nusquama’s debut full-length, entitled «Horizon Ontheemt», which was recorded last September in a 19th-century coach house in Wageningen, produced by the band, and subsequently mastered by Greg Chandler, whose previous work includes the recording of the debut EP of Grave Miasma and mastering records by Nusquama members in last year’s «De Oord» and «De Plagen».
«Horizon Ontheemt» will be released by Eisenwald and Haeresis Noviomagi in cassette, cd, digital, and vinyl formats on March 22. Pre-orders are available here via Einsenwald (cd, digital, and vinyl).
Nusquama will perform «Horizon Ontheemt» in its entirety live for the first time at the 2019 edition of Roadburn Festival, on Sunday, April 14. More information is available here. Recall that the day before, all Fluisteraars, Laster, and Turia will be involved in the commissioned Maalstroom performance, with the latter two also slated for individual sets that day.