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Blackened industrial doom collective Culted shares a music video for the track »Dirt Black Chalice«

Canadian/Swedish blackened industrial doom collective Culted is now sharing the official music video for the song »Dirt Black Chalice«, which is taken from their 2019 mini-album, »Vespertina Synaxis – A Prayer For Union And Emptiness«. The band is celebrating the one year anniversary of the release of their full-length »Nous«, which dropped on February 26th, 2021 via Season Of Mist.

The band comments: “To commemorate the one year anniversary of »Nous«, we chose to shoot a video for »Dirt Black Chalice« from our previously released EP, »Vespertina Synaxis – A Prayer For Union And Emptiness«. This is our interpretation through sound of a banquet for the damned… Is this a quest for meaning through drugs and arcane ritual, or through abstinence and asceticism? Or both? Culted is all and nothing. This is everything… Celebrate with us.”

Culted’s »Vespertina Synaxis – A Prayer For Union And Emptiness« is a mini-album of the sprawling, suffocating esoteric doom that has become their calling card. True-to-form for the thunderous international collective, their distorted churn swallows the listener up in a dystopian and claustrophobic landscape of mechanical thrum and tortured vocal agony. »Vespertina Synaxis – A Prayer For Union And Emptiness« was released on August 30th, 2019.

From Season Of Mist:

From the icy expanse of the Canadian prairies to the Nordic coast of Sweden, industrial blackened doom collective Culted have long been innovators of creating music remotely, transcending both literal and metaphorical boundaries for over a decade. Michael Klassen and Matthew Friesen were first approached by Daniel Jansson to collaborate on an international project and come 2008, these ideas began to coalesce, with fellow Canadian Kevin Stevenson joining the cult. The band soon recorded and unveiled their first LP, »Below The Thunders Of The Upper Deep« (2009), as well as the EP »Of Death And Ritual« (2010.)

In 2013, sophomore full-length »Oblique To All Paths« was released upon being written, recorded, and produced in various closets, basements, dens, and domiciles. After forming a union with Season of Mist, Culted continued their down-tempo exploration of blackened and industrial soundscapes with 2019’s mini-album, »Vespertina Synaxis – A Prayer For Union And Emptiness«, which was inspired by the isolation, alienation, and damnation that dominates the rime-encrusted lands Culted inhabit. In February 2021, the band unleashed their most devastating and personal opus yet, »Nous«.

Stream, download, or purchase »Nous« here:

Culted is:
Matthew Friesen – Guitar, Bass, Keyboards, Noise and Percussion
Michael Klassen – Guitar, Bass, Keyboards, Noise and Percussion
Kevin Stevenson – Drums and Percussion
Daniel Jansson – Vocals and Noise

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

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