After a nigh on seven year recording silence ASTRIAAL are now poised to return with their sophomore album entitled ‘Anatomy of the Infinite‘. This next opus will be released August 5th, 2010 in Digipack format for the southern equatorial territories via Australian label Obsidian Records, and through French label Aura Mystique with alternate artwork for the rest of the world. ‘Anatomy of the Infinite‘ along with the previous opus ‘Renascent Misanthropy‘ will also be given a long awaited vinyl release via German underground supremacists Art of Propaganda in later 2010 early 2011. We in ASTRIAAL are very pleased to have forged an alliance with these great and committed underground labels.
‘Anatomy of the Infinite‘ is strikingly different to the band’s debut full length ‘Renascent Misanthropy‘ in production, tone and song structure and resonates with a primeval, organic musicality throughout. After tracking the new album at various studios throughout Australia, ASTRIAAL travelled to Molla Lydstudios (Ulver, Aura Noir, Mayhem, Arcturus, etc) in Gjerstad, Norway to finalise the album with Knut Magne Valle (Arcturus) behind the engineers desk. Knut has previously engineered a number of significant albums from the Norwegian metal scene including Mayhem’s latest album Ordo Ad Chao.
Featuring eight tracks comprising of haunting and dissonant passages interwoven with moments of epic black metal grandeur, ‘Anatomy of the Infinite‘ will indeed satiate the needs of those ardent adherents that have been anticipating the next chapter in the ASTRIAAL sonic landscape. The reprisal looms.
released January 10, 2010
Baaruhl - Lead, Rhythm and Bass Guitars
Gryphon - Battery and Percussion
Arzarkhel - Oration and Scripture
Helthor - Rhythm and Bass Guitars