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Belgian post-metal doom merchants Briqueville rise again with »Akte XVII«; new album »IIII« to be released on November 3rd via Pelagic Records!

Belgian post-metal doom merchants Briqueville have released a music video for the first single »Akte XVII« taken from their upcoming album, »IIII«, due out on November 3rd, 2023 via Pelagic Records.

01. Akte XVI
02. Akte XVII
03. Akte XVIII
04. Akte XIX
05. Akte XX

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Shrouded in darkness for over a decade, Briqueville have stepped into the light to unveil the single »Akte XVII« before the arrival of the infamous Belgian doom-drone collective’s fourth full-length release, »IIII«, via Berlin’s Pelagic Records.

Founded in fittingly mysterious and macabre circumstances from an eclectic collision of electro and metal scenes; Briqueville anonymised themselves in order to champion their singular, sinister sound. »Akte XVII«, however, suggests that the band may be beginning to lift the veil.

Drenched in Briqueville’s signature brew of restless repetitive grooves, growling distortion and unsettling found sounds; the single dives headlong into the deeper, richer sonic palette teased on 2020’s album, »Quelle«. The group’s all-consuming heaviness is laced with subtle, haunting melodies and an eerie vocal presence that offers the briefest glimpse of warmth and respite amongst the icy, grinding despair.

Briqueville are set to release »IIII« on November 3rd, as the nights grow darker still. At first glance »Akte XVII« appears to be a candle flickering in the gloom to welcome us into the fold. It’s worth remembering however that, where Briqueville are concerned, appearances can be deceiving…

Briqueville on »Akte XVII«: “In a world where the ticking of all clocks seem to go faster than ever before, Briqueville took their time to slow things down.”

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Bojan Bidovc // music enthusiast, promoter, misanthrop and sometimes a journalist as well

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