The Melbourne based black metal duo Spire will very soon release its second full-length album, «Temple of Khronos», “a reality-bending psychedelic/progressive extreme metal masterpiece of the highest order that will disassociate the listener and teleport them outside their own consciousness, reality, and self,” to cite its press-release. The presence of such qualities can be ascertained on its first single, «Hymn III – Harbringer».
The same text goes on to describe the band’s evolution since 2016’s «Entropy» as a “cryptic inner war against metal traditionalism and musical conventions in general,” which this time around means that they “have fearlessly peeled back the hazy outer layer of their primordial black metal sound to reveal a previously unseen, massive, and glistening, architecture of cinematic sonic dark matter that elevates their imaginative and visionary power to unseen heights, opening worlds inside the listener into which be drawn, trapped and dissolved within one’s own consciousness and self.” Below, you can see an example of such crystalline sounds in the album’s second single, «Hymn IV – Puissant».
«Temple of Khronos» is set for release on February 19 by Sentient Ruin Laboratories on cassette, cd, digital, and vinyl formats. Pre-orders are available at this location.
Below, revisit the band’s previous outings.
«Entropy» was released on August 22, 2016, by Iron Bonehead and is available here on cd, digital, and vinyl formats.
«Scientia» is the Spire side from the «Magica / Scientia» split alongside Midnight Odyssey. «Magica Scientia» was released on January 13, 2015, by Sentient Ruin Laboratories and is available on digital format here (Spire side) and here (Midnight Odyssey side).
The «Metamorph» EP was released independently on November 1, 2011, with a subsequent cd release by AOP Records on November 17 of the same year. It is available here on digital format.
The «Spire» EP was released on February 20, 2010, by Obscure Abhorrence Productions and is available here on digital format.