Photo credit: Ester Segarra
Shayan – Guitars, Lead Vocals
M. Croton – Drums
Sully – Bass, Backing Vocals
Eastern Death Magick practitioners Trivax will release their second full-length album, “Eloah Burns Out”, on 29 September 2023 via UK-based publishing house and record label, Cult Never Dies. The album will be available in CD, 12” LP, cassette and digital formats and can be pre-ordered now via the label’s webstore.
“Eloah Burns Out” picks up where “The Serpent’s Gaze” EP left off and is the band’s biggest work to date. Guest appearances include Wraath (Darvaza / Fides Inversa / Behexen / ex-One Tail One Head), J. Wilcox (Funeral Throne / Master’s Call) and Russell Dobson aka Naut (Necronautical / Winterfylleth).
The band described their new album as “a thunderous and rabid journey in Death’s exaltation, from all accounts of the killer, the dead and the creator. A heavily violent, yet retrospective take on Black and Death Metal – Eastern Death Magick at its finest.”
Clocking at just under 50 minutes, it is a concept album which tells the story of Death, as observed and experienced through various different accounts. “Azrael” is an exaltation of the Angel of Death within Middle-eastern theology/religions, while “Alpha Predator” tells the perspective of a murderer. “Twilight of Death” shows the view of the dying self/individual and the ecstasy of such, and the final track, “در آخر دنیا”, which translates to “At the End of the World”, is essentially the Death of the Creator – Leading to the end of the cosmos.
The final climax of the album paints the picture of the death of God, which is in metaphysical alignment with the sun imploding on itself and thus causing the end of all life in our solar system.
The lyrics for the final opus “در آخر دنیا” were written in Shayan’s native language of Farsi, which belongs to Persia (Iran) where many of history’s greatest poets originate from, such as Hafez, Rumi and Khayyam to name a few.
Other songs such as “Against All Opposition” and the duo of “Silent Contemplation” followed by “The Serpent’s Gaze” are ones of rage and rebellion. Their common enemy is that of oppression and limitations, whilst their goal is total freedom and liberation.
The guitars for the album were recorded in the UK. However, they were later re-amped in Tehran, Iran at an underground studio in Ekbatan. Trivax wanted to capture what they call the “air of home”, despite Shayan having been unable to go back for several years due to the life-threatening conditions created by the music of Trivax and several other activities.
This restriction is a consequence of the oppressive religious and cultural laws imposed by the Islamic Republic of Iran, which Trivax stands against and is strongly incompatible with.
Formed by guitarist and vocalist Shayan, Trivax began life in the late 2000s in the perhaps unexpected location of Iran, a country whose laws regarding music – and especially black metal – have led to punishment, imprisonment and even death. Relocating to the UK, Shayan found a like-minded ally in bassist Sully, who had similarly left Syria due to facing imprisonment for his metal associations. Completing this power trio was talented British native M. Croton, a drummer with many years of experience under his belt.
The artwork to “Eloah Burns Out” was done by Waguna Wiryawan (W/G)and the tracklist of the album can be viewed below.
“Eloah Burns Out” tracklist:
1 – Azrael
2 – Alpha Predator
3 – Silent Contemplation
4 – The Serpent’s Gaze
5 – Against All Opposition (By Aeshma’s Wrath)
6 – Memento Mori
7 – Twilight of Death
8 – در آخر دنیا
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