ASCESNSION stream new album at “Zero Tolerance” magazine’s website, to tour next month


Today, German black metal tyrants Ascension stream the entirety of their highly anticipated second album, The Dead of the World – recently released by W.T.C. Productions in Europe and the UK – at Zero Tolerance magazine’s website. Previewed by the Deathless Light EP, Ascension’s The Dead of the World is a grandiose work of bold creativity and boundless imagination, of brilliant illumination and obsidian depth, all under the banner of orthodox black metal. The band’s debut album, 2010’s Consolamentum, became a classic in the underground not long after its release; it evinced a wealth of maturity in composition and execution for such a new band. Here, the quintet eclipse that accomplishment with a seven-song salvo that’s the epitome of Album Experience. Every part is where it needs to be; every song flows from the other; there is a whole, and it is a black HOLE. From its innermost depths, Ascension drive onward and outward, their control of dynamics startling for mere “black metal,” their passion, fervor, and professionalism far beyond those who supposedly uphold that genre. Joining Ascension in their peerless endeavor here are The Magus (Necromantia, Thou Art Lord, Principality of Hell) and Mors Dalos Ra (Necros Christos), who both respectively provide guest vocals on The Dead of the World. Black metal may be dead for all intents and purposes, but not for Ascension, for they show you The Dead of the World. Hear all of it for yourself exclusively HERE, courtesy of the UK’s extreme metal authority, Zero Tolerance. Cover and tracklisting are as follows:

Tracklisting for Ascension’s The Dead of the World
1. The Silence of Abel
2. Death’s Golden Temple
3. Black Ember
4. Unlocking Tiamat
5. Deathless Light
6. The Dark Tomb Shines
7. Mortui Mundi

To celebrate the release of The Dead of the World and take its gospel to the masses, next month Ascension will be touring across Europe and the UK alongside Bölzer, Vassafor, and labelmates Dysangelium. Dubbed “Under Four Wings of Death 2015,” the tour will hit the following locales:

19/2 Arnhem/NL – Willemeen
20/2 Belgium – venue tba
21/2 Oberhausen/D – Resonanzwerk (w/o Bölzer; w. The Ruins of Beverast)
22/2 London/UK – The Dome (w. Deströyer 666 )
23/2 Paris /F – Divan du Monde
24/2 Rennes/F –Ubu
25/2 Saint Etienne/F – La Cléd’Voute
26/2 Brescia /IT – Circolo Colony
27/2 Olten/CH – Provisorium 8
28/2 Erfurt/D – From Hell (w. AlbezDuz )
1/3 Berlin /D – K17

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