Tortorum - Katabasis (2014)
TORTORUM was formed in Bergen, Norway by Skyggen (guitars) in 2010, but the idea itself was conceived some years before. It was ALWAYS there, gestating in the black and hateful womb of Chaos, Conflict, Extinction and Death, in adoration of the Dark Side and the psychic Abyss?
Following a privately released instrumental demo in 2010, The Barghest joins on vocals. The debut album ?Extinctionist? (Skyggen - all guitars, Barghest - vocals, Erik - session drums) was recorded the following year, released on World Terror Committee in April 2012. The band celebrated its release on the 20th of April 2012 at Bergen?s Garage together with Behexen (Fin). The August of the same year saw the second performance in Bergen, at the first edition of Beyond The Gates festival.
In September of 2012 TORTORUM embarked on the desecration of several places in Europe along with Blacklodge (Fra) and Horna (Fin). The second guitar duties were handled by Specter on this tour, who is later initiated as a fulltime member of the band. In May 2013 TORTORUM performs at Deathkult Festival, Germany, again leaving the stench of ruin and chaos in their wake?
Three nights following the down-going of the sun, the summer solstice of 2013, the band enters the (in)famous Necromorbus Studios in Stockholm to record the follow-up to ?Extinctionist?, the second full-length opus born of blood and hate and abiding vision entitled ?Katabasis?. It is scheduled to be released on World Terror Committee on the 8th of March 2014. ?Katabasis? is the band?s next step towards the blazing DARKNESS... the descent of no descent? the return of no return?
TORTORUM A.B. 2014 is:
The Barghest (vocals, bass)
Drums on ?Katabasis? were - again - recorded by Erik.
The clearing or extinction of stones accomplished one may choose to enter the Katabasis, the profound spiritual descent - the descensus ad inferos. Katabasis is the witness to one such ritual procession, a descensus into total darkness, which differs from total illumination in name alone?. in name alone?.
...and the Chaos is yet to be unleashed...
Tortorum will celebrate the release of "Extinctionist" album at Garage club in Bergen on the 20th of April 2012. On this special occasion, Iscariah - guitar (Dead To This World) and S. - drums (Infernal War) will join the band on stage.