OUT NOVEMBER 3 ON PEACEVILLE RECORDS
Black Mirror track listing:
Returning following 2022’s mini album ‘Wisdom – Vibration – Repent’, which gave us a firm dose of what to expect after signing with Peaceville Records, the Italians unveil ‘Black Mirror’. An album that is not only a new dose of ritualistic blasphemy but also the quest to explore the abstract link that tethers the past and the present to find who we were in our previous lives.
‘Black Mirror’ is Mortuary Drape’s sixth full-length studio album set for a November 3rd release, and presents a spellbinding, occult-draped journey featuring haunting passages and dark yet melodic vintage metal mastery, bringing to mind acts such as Mercyful Fate with their eerie, classic metal-rooted compositions and atmospherics, expertly crafted and delivered with the band’s own distinguishable injection of wicked intent.
Lyrically the album centers on themes of magical rites, real events and spells that are in a parallel world that bind us to our past lives. We enter into this world of the parallel through the medium of Deja Vu. The phenomenon where images and actions that we seem to have already experienced resurface in our mind. The real mystery is to find out if they really belong to past lives or are, in fact, premonitions of what will happen next…
Wildness Perversion states:
Reflected in the black mirror lies down the countenance of thy restless death, lost into the oblivion, waiting for the unction, thy rattle breath, thou art shattered by the secret lost; the mistress of sorcerer only herself will be able to take thy spirit drowned in silence back to life, once she joined the nocturnal coven, conjuring for you the fading flowers spell, so that thou shan’t wander among the unburied…
The album was recorded and mixed and mastered by Federico Pennazzato at TMH Studios in Alessandria, Italy with engineering coming from Pennazzato, DC, and Wildness Perversion and the artwork comes courtesy of Misanthropic Art (www.misanthropic-art.com)
ABOUT MORTUARY DRAPE
Cult band Mortuary Drape was formed in Italy in 1986 as a trio, including the long-standing/sole-remaining member, band founder and visionary Wildness Perversion. Highly inspired by the dark arts & combining early influences from bands such as Mercyful Fate & Celtic Frost, Mortuary Drape developed their own unique style, defining themselves as black occult metal & releasing the demo ‘Necromancy’ in 1987 which spread their name throughout the underground; though it was not until 1992 that their first official release surfaced, with ‘Into the Drape’. This was followed by the debut full-length album, the classic ‘All the Witches Dance’ in 1994. Since then Mortuary Drape has been revered for their influential and pioneering work in the firm establishment of global black metal.
The band’s 5 track mini album entitled Wisdom – Vibration – Repent span occultism, philosophy & blasphemy including a storming cover of the Mercyful Fate track, ‘Nightmare Be Thy Name’. Mixing the best elements of classic metal and at times doomier influences into a venomous concoction of occultic misanthropy, the Italian legends deliver once more with their accomplished old school black metal delivery and signature melodic style.
The cover art for Wisdom – Vibration – Repent appears courtesy of Misanthropic Art.
Wisdom – Vibration – Repent tracklisting
1. In A Candle Flame [05:56]
2. All In One Night [03:25]
3. Nightmare Be Thy Name (Mercyful Fate cover) [03:44]
4. Circle Zero [05:07]
5. Where Everything Falls [04:50]
Wisdom – Vibration – Repent tracklisting
Peaceville are extremely pleased to announce that Italian cult black metal legends Mortuary Drape have signed to the label.
One of the longest-running bands in the Italian scene, and precursors to the 1990s explosion of black metal on the world stage, Mortuary Drape are often cited as a main source of inspiration by artists the world over for their pioneering work in the genre.
Mortuary Drape frontman and founder Wildness Perversion describes the signing: “We are really excited about this new deal with Peaceville Records. Immediately there was the right harmony, their staff listened to our needs and were quick in making the important decisions. It will be a great return for MORTUARY DRAPE, the songwriting is going well and the line-up is as close as ever. All this energy is overwhelming and I think the fans will realize it by hearing the notes of the new work”
Details of their first release for the label, a mini-album entitled ‘Wisdom – Vibration – Repent’ will be released very shortly – stay tuned for details
Mortuary Drape is:
Wildness Perversion: Vocals
D.C. : Lead Guitar
S.R. : Lead Guitar
S.C. : Bass
M.T. : Drums