Vancouver’s AUROCH returns with the band’s first new music in nearly four years, as 20 Buck Spin unveils the band’s new Stolen Angelic Tongues MLP, and its extended/renamed CD counterpart, All The Names Of The Night.
AUROCH’s first new material since 2016’s Mute Books LP, the mini-album Stolen Angelic Tongues comes pressed as a one-sided 12” with a B-side etching, the five tracks drawing upon the magical and spiritual traditions of South America and the Caribbean as their histories, past and present, represent a microcosm of the great spiritual rebellion that has been the band’s inspiration throughout its singular discography. An ever-evolving beast of the deep, here AUROCH conjures vicious black/death spells of occult necromancy and technical sorcery, making manifest a dark vision of obscure magic. Returning to the fold is original vocalist Culain who here summons spirits of the abyssic fire with savage equanimity. Joining with their Covenant Circle brethren in Night Profound and Aos Si, eerie ambient recordings bookend the concept piece to dramatic effect.
A CD version, retitled All The Names Of Night, includes the new Stolen Angelic Tongues mini-album with three additional tracks from the earlier age of AUROCH, previously released only on vinyl. The material includes the band’s Seven Veils EP tracks, as well as their contribution to the split with Mitochondrion, representing an evolutionary document of the band’s trajectory through its first phase.
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With all guitars and drums recorded by Cam Mesmer, and the Stolen Angelic Tongues MLP tracks mixed and mastered by Arthur Rizk (Tomb Mold, Scorched, Eternal Champion), the Stolen Angelic Tongues MLP artwork was created by Lupe Vasconcelos, and the alternate artwork and layout for the CD handled by Cold Poison. Fans of Nile, Immolation, Teitanblood, Akercoke, Weapon, and Sulphur Aeon should tune in immediately.