[Update: the full album has been made available via streaming at this location, over at BrooklynVegan].
We are less than two weeks away from the release of Okkultokrati‘s anticipated fifth full-length album, «La ilden lyse», whose title roughly translates to “keep the fire burning.” According to Southern Lord’s announcement, we can expect an album of “pure, cold, grim, rawness,” exploring “themes of enduring life, transcending death, worshipping the moon, and triumphant, satanic darkness.”
Below, find the band’s statements on the album, as well as the first songs from «La ilden lyse» made available for stream, «Loathe Forever» and «Kiss Of Death» respectively.
“Pushing beyond the grasp of simply life and death, crossing over despite one’s fleshy limitations and mortal flaws. Everything physical decays, rots and fades away, but ideas are forever. Transcending life, contempt/alienation/(self) hate/loathing are eternally constant. Embrace the frostbitten darkness and ride with us to the badlands.
OKKULTOKRATI has always been more than being a band, making music, touring, and making music. Striving to be something beyond the mundane and trivial. It’s an attitude. In defiance. To everyone and everything. To not chase after trends. To seek truth in music wherever it takes you. To be an outsider and an outlaw, even though it makes you a freak. La Ilden Lyse is music for the misguided, the conspiratorial, the unappreciated and unwanted. It’s black outlaw metal. It’s a beacon in the dark, for desperate times.”
«La ilden lyse» is set for release on May 15 through Southern Lord on vinyl format, whose pre-order is available here.
Below, recap Okkultokrati’s full-length discography so far.
«Raspberry Dawn», released on September 23, 2016, through Southern Lord and available here on cd, digital, and vinyl formats.
«Night Jerks», released on July 25, 2014, through Fysisk Format and available here on digital and vinyl formats.
«Snakereigns», released on October 22, 2012, through Fysisk Format and available here on digital and vinyl formats.
«No Light for Mass», released on May 17, 2010, through Fysisk Format and available here on cd and digital formats.