ARCANE EXISTENCE – The Altar
Album: ARCANE EXISTENCE – Colossus
Genre: Symphonic Death Metal / Black Metal
Location: California 🇺🇸
For fans of: Dimmu Borgir, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Carach Angren, Watain, Abigail Williams, Cradle of Filth, Dark Fortress, Epica, Nightwish, Delain
California-based symphonic death metal/black metal faction Arcane Existence is excited to announce the upcoming release of their second album, Colossus. The album is set for release on August 20th. German fantasy artist Nele Diel handled the cover art for Colossus and the album was engineered, mixed, and masted by Nick Loiacono at Fang Studios.
On Colossus, Arcane Existence further expands and unfurls their vision for hard-to-pigeonhole symphonic black/death metal. From start to finish, the album’s thirteen tracks, ranging from two minutes to over six minutes in length, draw from a deep well of black metal and death metal influences to create theatrical and engrossing music you’ll want to keep coming back to. From ethereal and clean sung driven to deathly and complex, interwoven with strong keyboard and harp melodies and often frenetic drumming, Colossus melds disparate realms into a beautifully cohesive brand of symphonic metal that’s all their own. Arcane Existence – Colossus may very well surprise you and wind up among your favorite releases of 2021.
The album will strongly appeal to fans of bands such as Dimmu Borgir, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Carach Angren, Watain, Abigail Williams, Cradle of Filth, Dark Fortress, Epica, Nightwish, and Delain.
Arcane Existence Band Statement Regarding Colossus
“‘Colossus’ is a journey through a mystical land following a cult’s quest towards reaching the Colossus castle. Each song paints a different phase of the cultists’ internal conflicts of breaking through their own mind’s illusions. The lore of ‘Colossus’ is told through hauntingly angelic singing and inhumanly dynamic gutturals. Melodic piano and dramatic layers of orchestrations trace the lingering and thematic guitars that create the magical sound space. The foundation of ‘Colossus’ is driven by the ritualistically thunderous drums and rhythmic dark bass. ‘Colossus’ is an intense cultivation of Arcane Existence’s sound and represents the collaborative effort as a full band for the first time.”
Arcane Existence – “The Altar” Music Video Line-Up
Jade Ordonez (Deliria, Embrium) – Vocals
Kiera Pietrangelo – Guitar
Tracy LaBrie (Devils in the Detail, Dead Girl Rising, Dead Redwoods) – Bass
Becca McCabe (Erinyes) – Clean vocals, Keys and Harp (Erinyes)
Harley Blandford – Drums (Ominous Ruin, Enigma)
*Guest guitar solos on “Sovereign Blood” and “Castle On The Hill” played by Bobby Carroll of Cyborg Octopus and Raiju.