Grave Circles was originally a duo formed in 2016 in Vinnytsia (Ukraine) by members of Goatflesh. The band released its first EP on the Swedish label Shadow Records one year later. Brutal and melodic, “Tome I” sets the scene and paves the way for its successor and band’s first full-length album, soberly entitled “Tome II”. After its digital release in December 2019, the combo joined Les Acteurs de l’Ombre Productions for the physical issue of this second opus in May.
Now a quartet, the band delivers here an inspired and experimental black metal reminding us a bit of Deathspell Omega, Mgla or Misþyrming. Reflecting upon human decay, questions of faith, worship, blasts and dissonant chords… all the ingredients for a journey as sick as introspective across Grave Circles’ world. The band will share this year the stage with the Poles of Infernal War and the legendary Marduk from Sweden.
Line-Up : Virus – Guitars, Songwriting
Baal – Vocals, Songwriting
Exile – Guitars
KGD – Bass, Guitars
Lazareth – Brass instruments (tracks 2, 7)
S.S. – Drums
Engwar – Guitars (Lead, track 1)
Pavel Vit – Singing bowl, Ambient (Track 7)
Artwork by Alexander Held
Tome II | Release date : 08.05.2020 | Duration : 42:48
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