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ABHORIA share new music video, ‘The Inexorable Earth’

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ABHORIA has today shared a new music video for The Inexorable EarthThe Inexorable Earth is taken from the US dystopian black metal band’s latest full-length, Depths, which was released earlier this year via Prosthetic Records, and follows their recent spring tour in support of the album. WATCH THE MUSIC VIDEO FOR

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Speaking on The Inexorable Earth, Trevor Portz (guitar) comments: “The Inexorable Earth is ABHORIA in its purest form: relentless, blast-beat driven black metal with some melodic and death metal flourishes. This was the first song specifically written for Depths, and lays out the story that the album follows: Someone who has been locked inside, ignoring the nightmare that their world has become, finally ventures out… and it’s even worse than they expected. While it’s certainly not a political song, it was definitely influenced by the limitless destruction humans are hellbent on delivering to the planet and their fellow inhabitants. Pay close attention to Ben’s scream in the middle, which is insanely long and was done in one breath!”

While the groundwork for the lyrical content on Depths was laid in the dystopian-inspired songs of its predecessor, founder Trevor Portz’s vision is more fully realized on their second full-length. Whilst not quite a concept album, there is a thread that runs between each track; each unveils a different extreme scenario or revelatory terror for the surviving inhabitants in a hellish world. The nightmarish anthology details different Orwellian scenarios where the human condition is laid bare with all its ugly possibilities offered up for examination. How do they react when confronted with nearly inconceivable adverse events? How do extreme conditions shape their view of the world and of themselves?”

The band was inspired by many real life locations and situations, allowing their imaginations to embellish further fictional details to bring their bleak visions to life. The ominous, fantastical realm where ABHORIA’s storytelling exists is brought to life further still by the magnificent cover art by iconic artist, Dan Seagrave.

Standout track, The Well, tells the tale of a group of refugees escaping a compromised city in the aftermath of a war. Exhausted, dehydrated and losing hope, they come across a natural water source. Relieved, their thirst is slaked… but the relief is temporary, as they soon discover the water is tainted. Only one among their number doesn’t drink from the poisoned “well,” thus forced to watch helplessly as their friends perish agonizingly. The story was inspired by Montezuma Well in Arizona, where there is a high level of arsenic in the water, rendering it a tantalizingly dangerous prospect for many generations of people.

A reinvigorated line up has instilled a newfound confidence in the core members of ABHORIA. The result is an album rooted in the aggressive black metal core of its predecessor, but with new flourishes that push the boundaries of the band. Whilst recording took place in various locations, the resulting nine tracks are a cohesive, dynamic collection masterfully mixed by Zack Ohren. A fine balance of melody and intensity makes the album a compelling listen; for fans who were taken with the desolate black metal of their debut, there’s even more to embrace on Depths.

Abhoria tracklist:
1. Emergence
2. The Inexorable Earth
3. The Well
4. Within Our Dominion
5. They Hunt at Night
6. Devour
7. The Foundling
8. Ghost in the Smoke
9. Winter’s Embrace

Trevor Portz – Guitar
Ben Pitts – Vocals
Theo Romeo – Guitar
Igor Panasewicz – Bass
JS – Drums

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By Metal Lair

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