Akhenaten – Incantations Through The Gates of Irkalla (2015)
Release Date: December 20, 2015
LABEL: Satanath Records (Russia), Murdher Records (Italy), Darzamadicus Records (Macedonia)
For fans of Nile, Septicflesh, Melechesh, Al-Namrood, Narjahanam
Incantations Through The Gates of Irkalla – 2015
L-R – Wyatt Houseman (vocals, lyrics) – Jerred Houseman (producer, all instruments) – Photo Credit – Carlton Cruz [Download High Res Press Photo]
Manitou Springs, CO based AKHENATEN is a Middle Eastern black/ death metal project created in 2012 by the Houseman brothers as a side hobby to their full time band Helleborus. All music was arranged by Jerred with vocals done by his brother Wyatt.
Drawing on the diverse wisdom and sound of the ancient world, their debut album “Incantations Through the Gates of Irkalla” was released on December 20, 2015 via Satanath Records (Russia), Murdher Records (Italy) plus Darzamadicus Records (Macedonia). The music expresses the Ancient Mesopotamian themes/ alien theories exploring the forgotten paths of history, extracting unknown lore and threads of truth.
“The album is a mural of epics from Egypt and Mesopotamia. It tells stories of belief, warfare, men and Gods.” comments Jerred Houseman.
An epic soundscape of exotic, monstrous visions and elusive melodies that haunt like a half-remembered dream. Akhenaten’s flourishing sound is rooted in blackened death metal, suffused with the exotic instrumentation and rhythmic structures of the ancient Near and Middle East. Sharing the exclusive characteristics of bands such as Al-Namrood, Narjahanam, Melechesh and Kartikeya, Akhenaten whispers to the most remote regions of primal memory.