Some exciting news piped up this weekend. Phil Anselmo, of Pantera fame amongst many other things, announced that he would be cranking out Death Metal with a new band last year. Now, details are starting to come out in regards to this. While speaking with Hellbound, he reportedly gave writer Jay Gorania a listen of what comes next. In response, he had the following to say:

“I’m not exactly sure what the hell that band name means, but I can assure you that the band is worth listening to if you enjoy dark, heavy music… The songs are mysterious, dark, and, from my vantage point, they are not far removed from the spirit of old Immolation and Incantation, or even Mexico’s Shub Niggurath. Metraton Nganga sounds bleak and ominous, evoking the same feelings one might have while hallucinating and staring at some dark illustrations by the likes of Hieronymus Bosch or William Blake. It’s thunderous, yet it has a distant, detached dream-like quality. It will be interesting to see how this band develops.”

While we wait to hear what comes of Metraton Nganga, here’s music from the bands that were referenced in comparison to their work. This may help spell out what eventually becomes of this very promising band.

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