Montreal, Canada based heavy/doom metal band Cauchemar has unveiled the second single and title track of their fourth full-length album »Rosa Mystica«, which will be released on May 16th, 2022 via their own label Temple Of Mystery Records.
Says the band: “»Rosa Mystica«, the song, is premiered on The Devil’s Mouth podcast, paired with an interview between Annick Giroux and journalist José Carlos Santos. Grab a beer and enjoy some of her favorite songs and what they evoke for her.
PS – There are songs that are much more heavy metal on this album haha, we just happened to pick this one because it was one of José’s favorites (and we love it too!)”
01. Jour de colère
02. Rouge sang
04. Danger de nuit
05. Rosa Mystica
06. Le tombeau de l’aube
08. La Sorcière
Rising from their moss-covered crypt, Cauchemar is back with their third full-length, »Rosa Mystica«, the band’s first offering since 2019’s »Trapped Under Ice« compilation. Meticulously composed and rehearsed to perfection, the album is a fully realized expression of Cauchemar’s signature sound of somber traditional doom delivered with the vigor of heavy metal. Perhaps owing to two of the members’ recent migration from Montreal to rural Quebec, the atmosphere on »Rosa Mystica« is spacious and rustic, gilded by the warm glow of stained-glass luminescence through which cuts the burnished weight of François Patry’s guitars. Settled within bassist Andres Arango and drummer Joël Ladouceur’s vaulted geometry, the austere muscular riffs drive the songs, haunted by the spectral radiance of organs and Annick Giroux’s French-language incantations. Cauchemar’s highly praised performances with Pagan Altar in 2019 reified the band’s style, and »Rosa Mystica« – easily their most cohesive and complete – bears the confidence of a band that has come into its own. ~ Jason Campbell
Photo by Chany Pilote
Songs by Cauchemar.
»Notre-Dame-sous-Terre« after Fulcanelli.
»Volcan« after the Comte de Lautréamont, guitar and chorus written by Joel Ladouceur.
Recorded by Chany Pilote at No Man’s Land studio, Gatineau, QC.
Guitar solo in »Volcan« by Alan Jones.
Guitar solo in »La Sorcière« by Chany Pilote.
Cover art by Valeria Sakseeva.
Graphic design by Annick Giroux.
Annick Giroux – Vocals
François Patry – Guitars
Andres Arango – Bass
Joel Ladouceur – Drums