Intricate riffing and unusual scales, with some of the most interesting guitar effects this side of the Sphinx’s stare have helped the band to craft an album that stands out not just among it’s peers in the United States, but across the world.
Akhenaten is an entity that is something like “exotic” extreme metal with major Middle Eastern/Arabian elements
This is a very strong release rich in esoteric, enchanting tapestries, ancient mythology and truly evil atmospherics. If you are looking for a black metal album that extends beyond the traditional stylistics associated with the genre then I strongly recommend checking this album out.
Following in the footsteps of the likes of Melechesh, Akhenaten combine esoteric Middle Eastern folk with boiling blackened death metal with stunning results.
Incantations Through The Gates of Irkalla is a killer record.
It is obvious, to me at least, that the Housemans have understood the nature of the epic. They know how to make the big sound, how to let variation of tempo and solid heaviness build the majesty in music only classical and metal music are capable of. They intertwine Middle Eastern sounds with blackened death metal, and there are certainly killer grooves in this.
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Montreal, QC – January 19, 2016
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For fans of Nile, Septicflesh, Melechesh, Al-Namrood, Narjahanam
Black Metal Brother Duo AKHENATEN Post Time-Lapse Video of Album Artwork + Offer Free Download ‘Ninurta: The Fall Of Anzu’
From Debut Album ‘Incantations Through the Gates of Irkalla’
L-R – Wyatt Houseman (vocals, lyrics) – Jerred Houseman (producer, all instruments) – Photo Credit – Carlton Cruz
Manitou Springs, CO based Middle Eastern black/ death metal project AKHENATEN are sharing with fans a time-lapse video of their debut album ‘Incantations Through the Gates of Irkalla’ artwork done by Diamond Starr Austin.
To watch the video, please visit the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSBXmO5pr0U
In addition, AKHENATEN are offering fans a FREE download of their track‘Ninurta: The Fall Of Anzu’ from their debut album, which was released via Satanath Records (Russia), Murdher Records (Italy) along with Darzamadicus Records (Macedonia) and can be downloaded on all major online retailers.
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June 3 – Denver, CO – 71Grind Fest – Event info here.
AHKENATEN is a Manitou Springs, CO based Middle Eastern black/ death metal project created in 2012 by the Houseman brothers as a side hobby to their full time band Helleborus. With all music arranged by Jerred and 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.
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