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Montreal, QC – August 20, 2019
For fans of Emperor, Death, Morbid Angel, Immortal, Goatwhore
Winnipeg Cosmic Black Metal CELL Unleash ‘God of The NetherRealm’ Off Upcoming Album Out October 2019
New Album ‘Ancient Incantations Of Xarbos’ Out October 4th
CELL, Canada’s three-piece conceptual cosmic black metal outfit are releasing a new album ‘Ancient Incantations Of Xarbos’ to follow up their first album ‘The Frozen Moon Of Erebath’ (2016) on October 4, 2019.
With major influences coming from Emperor, Death, Morbid Angel, and Immortal, CELL takes familiar black metal sounds and infuses it with a science fiction theme that spans their albums.
Each track on ‘Ancient Incantations Of Xarbos’ has its own story on the album that leads to one big ending which is the decimation of the Xarbonite hierarchy. Fueled with tales of tech, black magic, and necromancy the album is cosmic ride with pummeling riffs. CELL talks about some of the concepts on the album:
“The whole album takes place on a planet called Xarbos. There is a great civil war that has been happening on Xarbos for the few millennia since the two races divided and chose to take different paths with their ways of life. One race chose to rise with power, tech, money and also started the destruction of the other race to achieve their evil agenda. The lower race is actually the oldest of Xarbos and knows the ways of the land and its magic.”
The single ‘God of The NetherRealm’ has special significance to CELL as Hyperion explains:
“This song was written for my friend Chad Alsop of the great band Dead Ranch. He passed away in June 2017 and it devastated me and many friends within our music scene in Winnipeg. He was a big push for CELL and inspired us to go harder every day and every show. In this song, his soul travels to the NetherRealm and he encounters the one who sits on the throne there. He then goes forward and challenges the god of the NetherRealm to combat and wins. When one dethrones the god of this realm, they now have to take the mantle and rule.”
‘God of The NetherRealm’ can be heard exclusively at the following link on NoCleanSinging.com here.
09/26/19 – Fargo, ND @ Red Raven Espresso Parlour
09/27/19 – Minneapolis, MN @ Mortimer’s Bar
09/29/19 – Chicago, IL @ Live Wire Lounge
10/01/19 – Cleveland, OH @ Now That’s Class
1. The Rise Of Gorthar (2:31)
2. Defiling The Ancient Hierarchy (7:16)
3. All I See Is Them (4:15)
4. The Wailing Sea Of Emptiness (5:59)
5. Ancient Incantations Of Xarbos (1:35)
6. God Of The NetherRealm (8:32)
7. Valley Of Assimilation (5:24)
8. Altering Matter In The Realm Of The Frost King (10:38)
Album Length: 46:12
Album Band Line Up: Hypnos (Drums), Hyperion (Guitar, Vocals), Demios (Bass, Vocals)
Live Band Line Up: Hyperion, Lowell Winters, and Brett Leier
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Cell is a three-piece conceptual black metal band that formed in 2014 reigning from Winnipeg, Canada. They blend elements of old school and modern black metal with hints of death metal, hardcore, thrash, and doom to create reality-altering unrelenting cosmic black metal. Their concept is based on a science fiction comic book idea that Hyperion (guitar/vocals) was working to bring to life, but decided instead to turn into music.
Each song starts with Hyperion taking the reins by writing the song structure, riffs, and lyrics; Deimos (bass/vocals) and Hypnos (drums) adding in their preferences for riffs, lyrics and other such things to alter the songs for the better. There is a lot of cathartic emotion put into each song that connects to each member on a personal level while keeping within the dark sci-fi concept and using metaphors of what we as humans do to this planet and the life on it.
Using these topics, it’s easy for Cell to let everything out on stage every during every performance. They use a lot of art and theatre within the live show including using corpse paint, blood, armor, pro audio lights, and lasers. To see our show is to experience something emotional, aggressive, theatrical and cosmic.
Cell has toured across Canada multiple times and have been featured on several festivals including Black Mourning Light, Loud As Hell Metalfest, Armstrong Metalfest and Manitoba Metalfest sharing the stage with the likes of Skeletonwitch, Goatwhore, DRI, Revocation, and Aggression. They released their debut album ‘The Frozen Moon Of Erebath’ in 2016 and follow it up in 2019 with ‘Ancient Incantations Of Xarbos’.