Greek black metal institution Empire of the Moon premiere the new lyric video “Devi Maha Devi”. The track hails from the band’s highly anticipated second album, “ΕΚΛΕΙΨΙΣ”, set for release on January 10th, 2020 via Iron Bonehead Productions.
See and hear Empire of the Moon’s “Devi Maha Devi” lyric video in its entirety below.
Ancient and forever, Empire of the Moon have been lingering ominously within the pantheon of classic Greek black metal since 1996. The band’s first demo, 1997’s For the Ancient Light of Sinn, is a short-length spectre of splendorous mysticism revered by worshipers of the traditional Hellenic form. But, as with many matters concerning Greek classicism, Empire of the Moon soon became a study of patience and perseverance, as it took nearly two decades for the band’s next according to arrive. During the interim, naturally, its members were busy with other well-respected cults like Chaosbaphomet and Wampyrinacht.
Tellingly translated to “Eclipse” in English, ΕΚΛΕΙΨΙΣ indeed eclipses anything the band has done to date. Atmosphere and aggression find the perfect balance across ΕΚΛΕΙΨΙΣ, symbiotically in harmony much in the way an eclipse complements a full moon. Its seven, interlinked songs create a canvas of mysticism, but here rendered in remarkably gleaming form, with a production that’s polished yet powerful. As always, the spectral synths of S.V. Mantus imbue ΕΚΛΕΙΨΙΣ with an otherworldly aspect that’s uniquely their own.
2. Imperium Tridentis
3. Per Aspera Ad Lunae – i. The Resonance Within
4. Per Aspera Ad Lunae – ii. Two Queens Appear
5. Per Aspera Ad Lunae – iii. Descending
6. Devi Maha Devi
7. Per Aspera Ad Lunae – iv. Son Of Fire