NUMEN’s new album “Iluntasuna besarkatu nuen betiko” will be out on September 27, 2019. We are proud to unveil the awesome artwork by Aghy Purakusuma as well as the first track of the album: “Iluntasuna soilik”

Numen is a Black Metal band from the Basque Country, inspired by the ancient beliefs of this region. The band is coming back in 2019 with a new ruthless opus bringing merciless and epic songs that carry us to primal cold ages and their dark pathless lands. These anthems written in Basque, the oldest language in Western Europe, simply explode at our faces as loud as it gets.

Pure BASQUE CULT BLACK METAL without compromise since 1997

About “Iluntasuna besarkatu nuen betiko”

Basque Country has always been at the very core of Numen’s music, an anchoring point that has been shaping its robust and singular black metal. With “Iluntasuna Besarkatu nuen Betiko”, the band leads us once more away from our temporality and linguistic habits. What was just a listening session transforms into one harsh and impressive journey accross remote lands where we are merely tolerated by ancestral forces. A new opus fully in tune with Numen’s extremly strong and uncompromising spirit.


Aritz: vocals
Jabo: guitar
Xabi: guitar
Lander: bass
Eol: keyboards, screams
Eihar: drums


Narration on “Itzaltzuko bardoari” by Beñat
Flute and acoustic guitar on “Itzaltzuko bardoari” by Lander

Drums recorded by Walter Tuzzeo at Legarre Studios in 2016
Guitars and keyboards recorded by Numen in 2017
Bass and vocals recorded by Tristan Iñiguez at Aurym Studios in 2017
“Itzaltzuko bardoari” recorded by Walter Tuzzeo at Legarre Studios in 2017

Engineered, mixed and mastered by Ekaitz Garmendia at Black Storm Studios in 2018

All music written, arranged and performed by Numen

Logo by Master Magin
Artwork by Aghy Purakusuma
Concept and layout by Numen
Band Photo by Oihana Garcia


“Haize sorginduen intziriak” EP (WOLF RECORDS, 2000)
“Galdutako itxaropenaren eresia” Full-length (GOIMUSIC, 2001)
“…jarrai beza kondairak” EP (GOIMUSIC, 2003)
“Basoaren semeak” Full-length (GOIMUSIC, 2004)
“Numen” Full-length (GOIMUSIC, 2007 – Spain/Portugal edition)
“Numen” Full-length (LADLO, 2011 – worldwide edition)