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News : Victorian extreme metallers Requiem announce debut album details

By on February 27, 2018

Ballarat based extreme metal outfit Requiem have announced details of their forthcoming debut album, ‘And The Earth Grew Dark’. The album was recorded throughout June and August last year with the band teaming up with Melbourne based producer Chris Themelco at Monolith Studios, and mastered at The Panic Room in Sweden by Thomas ‘Plec’ Johansson, who has worked with the likes of Watain, Scar Symmetry and Elm Street

The band comments on the album’s concept.

A concept album, ‘And The Earth Grew Dark’ tells the story of a mankind abandoned by their God, leaving them to atone for their sins while their world around them gradually decays, leaving them only a slither of hope for salvation. The album will be released digitally and physically on April 6th, to coincide with our performance at Stormrider Festival in Perth the following day. We will also be releasing the debut single from the album, ‘Before Perdition Calls’, on March 5th, so keep an ear out for your first taste of the album!

We pushed ourselves to the limits when writing this album, blending Black, Death, Thrash and Melodic Metal in a way that can only be described as the Requiem sound. From crushing riffs, soaring leads, screeching vocals and ferocious blast beats, this album has it all. We took very careful consideration in making each track sound unique and individual, delivering something different in every song as the album progresses.

The album artwork was created by Aaryn Dunks (The Tigersnake) also plays a huge role in bringing this vision to life, portraying the emptiness and disparity featured throughout the story of the album.

Track Listing

I – Divinity (7:55)
II – Absence ov Faith (3:30)
III – Maelstrom (4:31)
IV – Blackened Winter (6:45)
V – Severance (3:15)
VI – Before Perdition Calls (4:50)
VII – Evenfall (3:32)
VIII – And the Earth grew Dark (8:10)

The band have informed their fans pre-orders will be made available soon. Follow the band on Facebook to find out more.

Reqium will be performing at this year’s Bangers and Thrash Festival in Sydney from Friday, 8th June till Saturday, 9th June at the Bald Faced Stag. Head to the official Facebook event page for full details.

The band will also be performing at this year’s Legions of Steel Festival on Saturday, 2nd June at Max Watts in Melbourne. Click the tour poster in the right-hand column of this page for ticket details.



Anwar is the editor-in-chief of Metal When Anwar isn't busy promoting tours, interviewing bands and reviewing awesome music, he loves to collect metal vinyl and play video games. Follow Metal Obsession on Twitter and Facebook