Armenian Pagan Black Metal band Ildaruni reveals the details about its forthcoming studio album titled “Beyond Unseen Gateways”. The album is set to be released on March 19th 2021 via Black Lion Records.
Ildaruni comment: “We would like to present our debut, full-length opus consisting of eight arcane chants, illumined by the unworldly torch of Shivini. Each composition unearths a mesmeric path to the past and provenance, reveals the grace of perpetual wisdom, disseminated by sanctimonious hierophants across the hallowed lands. The fiery gaze of the Urartian Winged God awakens the dormant origins of apothanatismos (Immortality).
“Beyond Unseen Gateways” is a hymn to the blazing light, which sank into shadowy shrines, to the wild darkness which covered the debris of Ardini, to the bygone flame which enlightens the sanctum of Haldi. Delivering the blend of ancient folk melodies and traditional black metal, filled with scorching aggression and chaotic transitions, the album introduces an authentic sound and a spiritual journey of mysteries untold. Each song is an indivisible part of a grand ode which explores the height of the Urartian domain and the esoteric knowledge of pagan mysticism.
May the gates of genesis reopen and herald forth an epoch of exaltation anew”.
1. Haldinini Baushini, Imsheini Tariani
2. Treading the Path of Cryptic Wisdom
3. Perpetual Vigil
4. Boundless Numen: Gardens of Ardini
5. Towards Subterranean Realms
6. Exalted Birth
8. Whence Ravenstone Beckons
Artak Karapetyan – Bass, Vocals
Robert Meliksetyan – Guitars
Mark Erskine – Guitars
Arthur Poghosyan – Drums
Asta Cross – Keyboards (Live)
The album was recorded by Armen Shahverdi and Mark Erskine at Guitar Clinic Studio in Armenia. Then it was mixed and mastered by George Emmanuel ( Lucifer’s Child, and ex-Rotting Christ) at Pentagram Studio in Greece, while the artwork and layout were created by Erskine Designs, who perfectly captured the essential concept of the album.