American black/doom metal band Worm is streaming their new EP, »Bluenothing«, out this Friday, October 28th, 2022 via 20 Buck Spin.
02. Centuries Of Ooze II
03. Invoking The Dragonmoon
04. Shadowside Kingdom
Courtesy of Earsplit PR:
After the massive breakthrough of »Foreverglade« in 2021, the Floridian swamp winds stir again as Worm conjures the nocturnal evocation of »Bluenothing«. A four-track, twenty-six-minute mini-album, »Bluenothing« is an ominous nightside lament demonstrating where the always-evolving fog dwellers have been and the distant domains where they may yet venture.
The A-side of »Bluenothing« features two tracks from the mythic »Foreverglade« sessions that remained encased in the phantom crypts but are no less masterly than the latter’s ultimate six tracks. Indeed, the title track »Bluenothing« was at one time to be the album closer on »Foreverglade« and all the crushing weight and mysterious allure that made that opus a new classic remains on these two tracks. Yet these tracks also have the added dimension of pure necromantic shred via new guitarist Wroth Septentrion (Atramentus, VoidCeremony, Chthe-ilist, Hulder-live).
The B-side reveals a different yet complementary stylistic command, one alluded to in past incarnations and now fully actualized – that of the clandestine dimensions of black metal’s unfathomable darkness and shrouded mysteries. »Invoking The Dragonmoon« is a ritual gate opening into this obscure galaxy, while »Shadowside Kingdom« denotes the arrival to the remote twilight stronghold at the edge of blackness where Phantom Slaughter’s tyrannical celestial necromancy can flourish undisturbed by mortal disquiet and axe wielder Nihilistic Manifesto crafts a thousand spires of darkly cascading melodies. Simply one of the best symphonic black metal tracks since the style’s late-1990s apex.
And so, with »Bluenothing«, the »Foreverglade«-era of Worm is ceremoniously put to an end, and the next chapter in the fanatical saga opens…
»Bluenothing« was mixed and mastered by Stevie D at Soundlab with additional engineering by Hughes Deslanriers. The cover art was created by Brad Moore, the Worm logo by Yuri Kahan, the »Bluenothing« title shield and interior art by Mark Riddick, the art and dagger by Mark Jarrell, the Draconian Sigil by Nightmare Imagery, and the Dragonmoon Throne frame by J. Slaughter. The band photos were xeroxed by Skograt, and the record’s layout/design was handled by Phantom Slaughter, J. Slaughter, and Chimere Noire. Fans of Disembowelment, Abigor, Thorns Of The Carrion, Limbonic Art, Ceremonium, Evoken, Emperor, Obtained Enslavement, Atramentus, Unholy, and Arcturus, do not miss »Bluenothing«.
20 Buck Spin will release »Bluenothing« on LP, CD, cassette, and all digital platforms on October 28th, the vinyl to include a huge 24×36 inch poster and standard insert. Find orders at the label webshop HERE and Bandcamp HERE.
Phantom Slaughter – Vocals / Guitar / Bass / Synth
Wroth Septentrion – Guitar / Necromantic Shred
Nihilistic Manifesto – Guitars on »Shadowside Kingdom«
Necreon – Bass on »Shadowside Kingdom«
L. Dusk – Drums on »Bluenothing« & »Centuries Of Ooze II«
Charlie Koryn – Drums on »Shadowside Kingdom«
Mixed and mastered by Stevie D at Soundlab.
Additional engineering by Hughes Deslanriers.
Cover art by Brad Moore.
Worm logo by Yuri Kahan.
Bluenothing title shield and interior art by Mark Riddick.
Art and Dagger art by Mark Jarrell.
Draconian Sigil by Nightmare Imagery.
Dragonmoon Throne frame by J. Slaughter.
Band Photos xeroxed by Skograt.
Layout & design by Phantom Slaughter / J. Slaughter & Chimere Noire.