180gr black vinyl and super DIY packaging presentation for this crushing record. Inserts printed with metallic inks on black thick matte card stock, and jackets screen printed by hand by the band members them selves with metallic inks on semi-gloss black jackets. The US version was printed with silver inks, while the EU version (only 20 copies available incl. sticker) were printed with golden inks.
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VRTRA's debut release is a monumental hell-spawned beast that will crush the listener with the force of a cataclysm. Comprised of three colossal movements of oozing negativity for a total of over thirty minutes of completely abhorrent blackened death-doom chaos, VRTRA have crated an opera of abysmal imagination and of fathomless destructiveness, in which the primordial extreme metal fire of behemoths like Dead Congregation, Dragged Into Sunlight, Ulcerate, Diocletian, and Deasphell Omega is blown out of control by the swelling and foreboding atmospheres of bands like Neurosis, Unearthly Trance, Altar of Plagues, Disembowelment, and Blut Aus Nord.
released September 2, 2016
Recorded in the summer of 2015 at Earthtone Studios in Sacramento, CA by Pat Hills.
Mixed at Earhammer Studios in Oakland, CA by Greg Wilkinson.
Mastered at Audiosiege in Portland, OR by Brad Boatright.
Artwork and layout by View from the Coffin.
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This young man is a real up and coming force in black metal. His stuff reminds me of The Ruins of Beverast; this is just about as high of a complement as I can give a project, as I consider Ruins to have almost perfected what black metal should sound like. Grandiose and gross (love that vomiting sample); Cthulhu's black metal band. Matthew Arnold