Sunday, December 22, 2013
The much delayed Radioactive Vomit split is out now, Analog Worship has them for North America, Feast of Tentacles for Europe, if you're somewhere else in the world pick your king.
I think it might have been out a while, but i just received our band copies so here's my announcement post now.
One of our two songs has been on bandcamp for about a year, i'll upload the other one some time before the end of the year. Finishing up the next Column of Heaven release and the debut Wolves of Heaven release -- more on info on both of those around April time i guess -- has been taking most of my mental energy of late, so sitting about waiting for a file to upload to bandcamp hasn't been my priority.
Our two songs are about the short-reigning, sun-worshipping, sexually "interesting", gender fluid, teenage, Roman emperor Heliogabalus/ Elagabalus.
There's a lot of utter crap out there on the subject, particularly the book Divine Carnage which is possibly the single most spurious nonsense i've ever read (and i have read a lot of spurious nonsense).
It's hard to really get a good sense of what was going on with Heliogabalus, particularly as he was assassinated and undoubtedly rewritten as far more deranged than he actually was, but his continued legacy is in his after-life as a figurehead of decadence, amorality, apostasy, and anti-nomianism.
Our good friends Radioactive Vomit offer up two litanies to filth and garbage on the other side, and are one of the few contemporary "bestial" bands that we as a band can all agree on as having merit. That scene has basically become to the world of metal what power violence has been in hardcore for a long time, ie full of half baked, musically bankrupt, dim-wits releasing sub-par music under the guise of unquestionable authenticity.
Ouroborus endlessly consumes its own tail and complains it has shit in its mouth.