KHAZADDUM will release sophomore album Plagues Upon Arda August 19. Following the 2015 In Dwarven Halls EP, the album offers a deeper glimpse into the tragic world of J.R.R. Tolkien.
"The Deathless Crown" is also streaming on KHAZADDUM's Bandcamp page where digital pre-orders of Plagues Upon Arda come with an advance download of that very same track, as well as first single "Masters of the Plains." It's true. See for yourself at:
The CD version of Plagues Upon Arda can be pre-ordered through the band's Big Cartel store at this location.
Returning with their signature Dwarven Death Metal assault, KHAZADDUM has taken the Tolkien concept to another level. Incorporating symphonic orchestration throughout the album in order to illuminate the epic scale of the story told within, the nine-track opus delivers a barrage of crushing death metal that bears witness to the harrowing tales of the denizens of Middle-Earth. A promo video for first single "Masters of the Plains" is available at https://youtu.be/tU319Pz_dTg
"A confident and proficient collection of Middle Earth themed technical death metal in the vein of Nile and Tucker-era Morbid Angel. An impressive achievement."
"Pummeling death metal that takes inspiration from the likes of Behemoth and Nile. An album of real strength and talent."
- The Sound Not The Word
"An album that sweeps the army of orcs of the Isengard, but with an orchestral touch that makes it a strong candidate for your evenings where you need to fight against the forces of Sauron."
- Boulevard Brutal
"Epic it is. This is some of the coolest metal to be heard."
"High level composition and performance."
"Another great recording from Khazaddum and if you are a fan of brutal, symphonic and technical death metal, you should check out this album."
- Extreme Metal Zine
1. The Halls of Khazad-Dum
2. The Deathless Crown
3. Lord of Isengard
4. Legion of the White Hand
5. The Fell Rider's Scourge
6. The Black Hand of Gorthaur
7. Masters of the Plains
8. Shelob the Great
9. Oathbreaker's Curse
Plagues Upon Arda was recorded at No Passenger Studio by Spencer Fox and Trae Titus.
Trae Titus - Symphonics
Album cover art by Kosta Djordjevic and digitally painted by Matt Zeilinger.
All other art by Luka and Kosta Djordjevic.
Luka Djordjevic - Vocals / Lyrics
Alex Rausa- Guitars
Tony Cannizzaro - Bass
Peter Kissane- Drums