"The night sky shimmered. Even though the midewikwe could not have seen it, she was sitting upright. Her neck hairs bristled. “Not now…” She grabbed a cloak, and slid out of the lodge.
“NOT NOW” she screamed at the screens, flickering, pulsating, never sure. The smell of burning copper started to overwhelm her other senses, green blots and piercing bursts of blue took over.
She tried to awaken the seven fires and collect the shells. There was no calmness in her actions, yet rugged determination. The rites had been passed with clarity, the legends must have been true. It would return tonight.
She dragged her broken limb, touted by what she could save from the wreckage. Darkness enveloped her still, whether it was a loss of sight or a loss of context, she could only guess. Then. A spark.
A gasp. Unclean and suffering from suppurations of the flesh, the Wendigo gave off a strange and eerie odor of decay and decomposition, of death and corruption. Eyes met. Flames stuttered. Breathing stopped."
Palace of Worms is a one-man black/death metal band formed in 2007 by Balan, who performs all instruments. Continuing down the dark path that he has previously ventured with releases "The Forgotten", splits with Botanist and Mastery (all on The Flenser) and last year's "The Ladder" (Broken Limbs Recordings), which ended up on a variety of "best of year-end" lists, these three songs continue to showcase Balan's black metal symphonies, with touches of death, doom, and ambient metal to create a wholly unique beast.
Ecferus hails from Indiana and is the brainchild of Alp, who again performs all instruments. After tape releases "Shadow Projection" (Foreign Sounds) and "The Tourniquet Hemisphere" (Black Horizons), we proudly present his first foray on the vinyl medium. Three songs that again continue down the path of unique inspirations and lyrical subject matter. Ending up on Invisible Oranges "Top 10 One-Man Black Metal Bands of the 21st Century" at #9, which noted his ability to experiment with his sound to create a truly special and particular brand of black metal that none can match or replicate.
Palace of Worms side recorded by Greg Wilkinson at Earhammer Studios. Ecferus side recorded at Ghost Cave Studio. Mastered by Greg Wilkinson at Earhammer Studios. Artwork by Noctvrna Tzoledath. Digital download included.
01.Palace of Worms - The Lost
02. Palace of Worms - Wendigo Sickness
03. Palace of Worms - Rot From The Stars
04. Ecferus - Unveiled With Spears
05. Ecferus - Transmigratory Astral Chatterings
06. Ecferus - Ritual Calamity