RIFT- 'To Quench the Thirst of Wolves' OUT NOW on Seance Records
CD & limited edition midnight blue cassette available from Seance Records. Digital via Bandcamp, Spotify & Youtube.
"Epic Black Metal lycanthropy from Balam of Pestilential Shadows & A.S of Order of Orias"
Deluxe cassette edition on pro tape with transparent midnight blue shell, full body printing, j-card & download code limited to 50 copies.
CD Gatefold digi-sleeve edition limited to 500 copies.
This work of somber yet savage lycanthropy springs from the dark mind of Balam, best known for Pestilential Shadows. Rift first tentatively bayed at the moon in 2006 with the EP, ‘Eyes of the Basilisk’. Soon after in 2007, ‘To Quench the Thirst of Wolves’ was recorded but Rift lay like the beast, sleeping in the shadows – waiting for the lunar call to awaken in 2021 and finally be completed with the addition of vocals by A.S (Order of Orias). Now a duo, Rift is a beast that bares its jaws to the night sky with a sublime, seductive splendor; a howling madrigal of supremely epic and atmospheric, melodic Black Metal that ebbs and flows with a brooding menace while the vocals of A.S unleash a wolven savagery that simmers with a primal urge for blood. All framed by a somber tenebrous dusk, so evocative of the night, which blooms with magnificent full moon splendor as choral passages swell and soar, while atmospheric interludes beckon the darkest spectres and most unholy lusts that linger in the night while Rift thematically delves into the supernatural world, predominately lycanthropy and the legend of the werewolf.