Swedish satanic black metal Eosphorus have signed a worldwide deal to release their second album Winds Of Apep via Wormholedeath/Aural Music.
Eosphorus was formed in 2006 in Stockholm. The band’s name comes from ancient Greek and it means Dawn Bringer (or Lucifer).
The theme of the bands music and lyrics has been described by others as: “total darkness”,”suicidal and depressive”. Members of Eosphorus have only ever called it “Satanic”.
With a couple of demos recorded and sent through out the world with little success, the band went into total isolation for three years for the writing and recording of their debut album We who’ve seen the darkness. In the fall of 2010 the album was released and it was positively received by audiences, and recieved great reviews. The band followed this with a minor tour in their home country of Sweden.
During the spring and summer of 2013 the band yet again isolated themselves for their greatest creation to date, Winds of Apep. There has been a few pre-release presentations of the new material, and the reception of the material has been great. Eosphorus has never been more ready to take on the world.
- Oliver Spetze on guitars and vocals
- Markus Svantessson on lead guitars
- Joel Haegerström on bass guitar
- Victor Parri on drums
INTO THE NIGHT, SATAN REDEEMER, INFERNAL LIGHT, DIVINA POTESTATE SATANAE, WINDS OF APEP, LIBER ANIMA, INTO ASHES, STAND BY MY SIDE, ON THE CIRCLE’S EDGE, WOKEN, PATH OF THE DEAD.
“The very foundation of which black metal stands on, is and always has been in an underground setting.
Behind closed doors, in the light of fire and surrounded by the smell of death. Every once in a while
a very selected few is granted entry into the tomb that we call home. And when WHD approach us and talked about releasing a record that all parties would be satisfied with, we got really interested in what they had to say. And here we are. We are very pleased with the communication and understanding that WHD has shown us. They have shown that they do not just care about themselves but also the band that they want to sign.”
“Black metal is where it all started for me back in 1992. In 1996 everything was over already and even if the true pioneers like Darkthrone, Emperor, Absu, Marduk, Blasphemy, Dark Funeral, Gorgoroth, Ragnarok, Dissection and a few others decided to keep the struggle against conformity and christian religion, to me black metal’s goal was reached already. After 7 years with my own label, with no black metal band signed at all, I have found a band wich can seriously legitimise the choice of signing a black metal band. Eosphorus are true, they are the ones that could bring black metal back to its roots and values. Most of the people think that “black metal” can be said with a smile on the face, I am sorry, that’s not black metal…Black metal was started as a tue war, and war is cruel, not nice so I know that this one is going to be the first and last BM album released by Wormholedeath. Ok then, now you can all check Eosphorus out.”