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Beithíoch – Ghosts of a World Long Forgotten: new album out now

Ghosts of a World Long Forgotten (Irish black metal)

 

The new album from Beithíoch (Irish black metal) is out now and available to stream and purchase over at bandcamp.com. Ghosts of a World Long Forgotten combines the expansive atmosphere and black metal stylings of early Beithíoch releases with the considered musical arrangement showcased on 2015 album Conquest.

A few days ago No Clean Singing premiered the track The Hunter’s Invocation from the album, saying of it:

There is something about this track […] that has made it leap like a beast from the shadows and seize my imagination, as I hope it will yours — something that makes it not merely a satisfying union of black, death, and doom metal but also unusually distinctive.

 

from what I’ve heard of it so far, Ghosts represents a dynamic and compelling evolution in the band’s sound, even as compared to Conquest.

 

Listen and purchase the album at beithioch.bandcamp.com and follow Beithíoch over at facebook.com/beithioch.

 

Beithíoch: New album news and preview track

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News from Irish Black Metal act Beithíoch:

 

“The new Beithíoch album will be titled Ghosts of a World Long Forgotten. Musically, the album is darker and more straight-forwardly black metal than last year’s release, Conquest – integrating more melodic leads and ambient parts into shorter songs, but a more cohesive overall experience.

To whet your appetite, listen here to the title track from the new album.”

 

Beithíoch – Aisling Dhorcha re-released on CD

Beithíoch in conjunction with record label Aurora Australis has re-released the 2008 debut album Aisling Dhorcha. A monument of Irish black metal, Aisling Dhorcha also marked the first time a metal album was written entirely in the Irish language.

Stream and purchase the album here.

Aisling Dhorcha: a monument of Irish black metal now on CD

 

Beithíoch : New album Conquest out now

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Here it is at last: the new Beithíoch album Conquest. Available to stream in full for free as well as purchase in both CD and digital formats from beithioch.bandcamp.com

Conquest draws on historical stories of massacre, battle and rebellion – combining the muscle of early Amorphis with the compositional sensibilities of Burzum in an album exploring the savagery inherent to human nature.

Beithíoch hails from the northwest of Ireland with a name that translates from Irish as ‘Beast’. Shrouded in deliberate obscurity, Beithíoch has developed from the ambient black metal sound of debut album Aisling Dhorcha into a black/death/doom metal crossover emphasising atmosphere, power and a sense of musical journey.

Beithíoch – Conquest : released late October via HI ARC TOW

Later this month HI ARC TOW will be releasing the new Beithíoch album Conquest as a limited run of CDs and digital stream/download.

Hailing from the northwest of Ireland with a name that translates from Irish as ‘Beast’, Beithíoch has developed from the ambient black metal sound of 2008 debut Aisling Dhorcha into an idiosyncratic black/doom/death metal hybrid – combining the power of early Amorphis with the compositional sensibilities of Burzum.

Check back here for more info soon.

Beithíoch releases new track + new album details

Irish black/death metallers Beithíoch have released details of their upcoming album, to be titled Conquest.

Expect an even mix of atmosphere and power; death, black and doom metal rolled into one package (with a few ambient tracks thrown in for good measure). Overall, think somewhere between the first two Burzum albums and Amorphis’ The Karelian Isthmus.

This will be by far the strongest Beithíoch release yet. In all aspects, another level of quality has been carefully worked towards, beyond what any previous material from this project managed.

Taken from Beithíoch.com

Alongside this news, Beithíoch have released the track The Fury of the Sea as a preview of what’s to come.

Want to hear more? Click here to listen to past Beithíoch releases.

Origins of music (and metal)

From a new article posted at Deathmetal.org:

In my view, music is a cognitive hack. It taps into a number of different pre-existing ways that our brain uses to interact with and make sense of the external world, not least our inherent hard wiring for pattern recognition and the (evolutionarily useful) enjoyment of discovery, surprise and invention.

[…]

Looking at some of the most obvious descriptions we tend to attach to metal music: ‘assertive’, ‘violent’, ‘primitive’… Perhaps these descriptors aren’t really all that arbitrary or socially-defined; rather the music really does hearken back to things you could fairly associate with those descriptions.

Imagine the sounds of primates screaming at each other as they bite and tear shreds off one another, the din of battle, etc. These impressions embedded somewhere inside our psychology from generations past are brought to the forefront by metal. If rock ‘n roll is the rhythm of sex, then metal is the rhythm of battle, of running, of methodically tracking then pounding the skulls in of prey.

Read more @ Deathmetal.org

Excerpt from Beithíoch interview at Occult Black metal zine

Food for thought:

“Many people I think instinctively regard modern civilization as a sort of sickness; a stultifying, sugary, but ultimately false experience, with too many bureaucratic rules and too little opportunity to face the wild and live or die by one’s own volition. Beithíoch is for those people who are happier with the wind in the face, dirt on their hands and cuts on their knees than benumbed in front of a tv or computer screen.”

Full interview here

Beithíoch – Summoning the Past, download the extended version from Bandcamp.com

Summoning the Past

Now that you’ve got your teeth stuck in to the new Beithíoch release, Summoning the Past, you can now download the mini-album in various high quality formats from the band’s bandcamp page – with an added bonus of two all new tracks (totalling a further 18 minutes of music) for 2.50 euro.

Click here to visit Beithioch.bandcamp.com and DOWNLOAD THE FULL RELEASE





Download Summoning the Past (RAR archived MP3) here


Beithíoch – Summoning the Past: download free from hiarctow.com

For one reason or another, the planned physical release of the newest Beithíoch EP, Summoning the Past, appears to have been indefinitely delayed.

In the meantime – eager for people to hear the work, Beithíoch has decided to offer the EP up on HIARCTOW.com as a free Creative Commons download.

The EP is made up of tracks originally released on other albums/demos/etc, that have here been re-recorded to bring them to a more ‘definitive’ level of completion. The EP is intended to presage the next Beithíoch album, showcasing how the project has matured stylistically over the years, and to give a little bit of a sense of what can be expected from new material.


Download Summoning the Past (RAR archived MP3) here

DOWNLOAD THE EP HERE
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STREAM IT AT BANDCAMP.com

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