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South African blackgaze/post-metal band Constellatia stream their sophomore album »Magisterial Romance«, out today via Season Of Mist

South African blackgaze/post-metal band Constellatia stream their sophomore album, »Magisterial Romance«, which will be released this Friday, November 11th, 2022 via Season Of Mist.

01. Palace
02. In Vituperation
03. Adorn
04. Paean Emerging

Courtesy of Season Of Mist:

South African post-metal band Constellatia are streaming their full album of »Magisterial Romance« ahead of the release date. The new full-length can be listened to via the official Season Of Mist YouTube channel.

Constellatia comments: “After what feels like aeons, we are happy to share the full stream of our second album, »Magisterial Romance«. We hope you enjoy our efforts, and we look forward to seeing some of you next year.”

This new album will set foot on this earth 11th of November, 2022 and can be pre-saved on all streaming services HERE. The shops for »Magisterial Romance« are live HERE.

Following the end of Wildernessking’s career, Keenan Oakes had to continue making music, despite the difficulties of playing in a metal band in Cape Town, South Africa. Regardless, Oakes joined forces with Crow Black Sky’s Gideon Lamprecht in 2018 to create the musical entity known as Constellatia. Taken from the word ‘constellation’, Constellatia refers to the nature of existence and the natural world, the cosmos, and extracting meaning and happiness from it all. The band’s somber take on progressive black metal encapsulates inherently human subjects; a distillation of life’s meander, sadness and tribulations.

Inspired by artists such as Opeth, Mastodon, The Cure, Primordial, Neurosis, Wolves In The Throne Room, Pink Floyd, Beach House, Agalloch, Emperor and Cult Of Luna, Constellatia imbue their stark musical landscape with ferocity and reverie. Following the release of their debut record via Isolation Records in 2019, »The Language Of Limbs«, Constellatia was very quick to garner the attention of listeners around the world, leading to their acknowledgement and subsequent signing to the large, independent record label, Season Of Mist. While »The Language Of Limbs« sounds bleak and tends to instill a sense of longing within the listener, it too sparks an idyllic feeling of catharsis with the mesmerizing atmospheric soundscapes and subtle intoxicating harmonies.

Now with Season Of Mist’s support moving forward with their sophomore record, Constellatia have the footing and foundation to fully expand on their musical endeavours. The new album which is set to release on November the 11th 2022, shows Constellatia continuing to evolve on their already mature sound, creating these larger-than-life romantic compositions that express the emotional spectrum of simply being; an amorphous progressive metal experience enriched with lavish ambiance and ripe with spirit, unique to them alone.

From the very start, the goal with Constellatia was to create emotionally dense and textured metal that is both transcendent and incredibly human. With the release of their upcoming record later this year, Constellatia will reveal just how much more dynamic and vulnerable their music has become. It may seem that the band is now hitting their stride, but they have only just begun. Plans are being made to tour the many corners of the world in support of their new album and subsequent releases.

Constellatia is:
Adam Hill – Rhythm Guitar
Gideon Lamprecht – Lead Guitar
Keenan Oakes – Bass, Vocals

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

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