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THANTIFAXATH to Reemerge with “Hive Mind Narcosis,” New Song Now Streaming

1. Solar Witch
2. Surgical Utopian Love
3. The Lost Wisdom of Wolves
4. Burning Kingdom of Now
5. Hungry Ghosts
6. Blissful Self Disassembly
7. Mind of the Sun

Canada’s Thantifaxath has unleashed the opening track from their long-awaited new album, Hive Mind Narcosis.

The song, a six-minute journey through an unexplored universe of sonic dissonance titled “Solar Witch” is now streaming.

Hive Mind Narcosis will be released June 2nd, 2023 on CD/LP/CS and digital formats through Dark Descent Records.

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Thantifaxath’s second full-length Hive Mind Narcosisis not only a giant leap for the band but also for contemporary extreme metal as a whole. From its very first notes, there is a feeling of transcendence beyond genre… beyond its scene and peers.

Previously dubbed avant-garde black metal, Thantifaxath surpasses such mundane press tags, instead conjuring forth an expansive, discordant, and mind-altering brew that’s never just black, thrash, death, or doom metal psychedelia.

Recorded entirely in-house by the band, Thantifaxath has tailored their sound to crushing perfection – a production so immense the listener daren’t move until the bitter end.

Just like its music, Hive Mind Narcosis is a lyrical blend of two mutually conflicting ideals: “The album has two levels working in dichotomy with one another. On one level there is a strong resistance to something, and on the other, there is a total acceptance of that same thing. Beyond that, we leave it open to your interpretation.”

In every truly pioneering band’s career, there is a moment when they set themselves apart from the pack and become an island. For Thantifaxath, Hive Mind Narcosis is that album.

This unholy Canadian grail of contemporary black metal is due out via Dark Descent Records.

The cover art for Hive Mind Narcosis features the Francisco Goya painting “Witches’ Flight” (1798) on license from Museo Nacional del Prado.

Photo credit: mgmphotoco

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By Metal Lair

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