Forward-thinking Swiss black metallists SCHAMMASCH will release their second opus -- the epic, 85-minute double album "Contradiction" -- in North America on July 22 via Prosthetic Records. Featuring "nine soul-capturing invocations" (Dead Rhetoric) that Terrorizer describes as "cerebral, escapist and utterly absorbing," "Contradiction" focuses on the battle between light and dark and the bonds between those two elements. Recorded with none other than V. Santura (Triptykon, ex-Celtic Frost) and featuring majestic cover art from Valnoir (featured above), the album is one of Europe's best-reviewed metal releases of the year. Watch a video preview for "Contradiction" below before streaming the entire offering via Spotify here: http://open.spotify.com/album/00YZK5HHAUGRs51ua1V7IB
Pre-orders for "Contradiction" are still available via the Prosthetic Webshop (http://store.prostheticrecords.com/bands/schammasch), which offers the release on either 2X CD Digipak or limited-edition gatefold 2XLP (featuring black and white vinyl). The album is available now on iTunes, Amazon MP3 and Bandcamp.
Having previously shared the stage with acts including Jex Thoth, Temple of Baal, Vorkreist, Evoken and Forgotten Tomb, SCHAMMASCH will embark on a European tour later this year supporting German black metallists Dark Fortress and Secrets of The Moon. Dates can be found below or at http://www.schammasch.com/
"A vision of cosmic scale and impulse…everything about this record is designed to challenge perspectives, expectations and boundaries…a hugely expansive and compelling listening experience. Invaluable to the forward-thinking black metal fan who wants their blasphemy both challenging and fulfilling."
"One of the most overwhelming albums of the year…an intensity that is tangible, mystical and all-powerful…a beast of an album…cerebral and utterly absorbing…a magical journey of the sort that doesn't come around too often."
-- Metal Hammer
"A bold, enlightened display of unbound creativity…irreverent and antagonistic, beautifully metaphysical yet bristling with menace, the music of Schammasch denies categorization in a way that only the most creative black metal acts can."
-- No Clean Singing
UPCOMING TOUR DATES
10/4 Geneva, Switzerland - Helvete Underground Festival
10/16 Munchen, DE - Feierwerk #
10/17 Vevey, CH - Rocking Chair #
10/18 Trier, DE - Exhaus #
10/19 Paris,FR - Point Ephemere #
10/20 London, UK - Underworld #
10/21 Nijmegen, NL - Doornroosje #
10/22 Essen, DE - Turock #
10/23 Berlin, DE - Magnet #
10/24 Wien Vieper, AT - Room #
10/25 Winterthure, CH - Gaswerk #
10/26 Nurnberg, DE - Rockfabrik #
# with Dark Fortress & Secrets of the Moon