Wanna download a free EP from ambient black metal outfit Nihilistinen Barbaarisuus?
Then head to the end of this post where you’ll find the band’s first two songs since the release of the band’s debut album Synkkä Tuuli on Horror Pain Gore Death Productions.
Hear a track from that at this location.
Nihilistinen Barbaarisuus has begun recording it’s next full length album, based on the Finnish national epic “The Kalevala,” with a target release date of winter 2013.
The digital EP is entitled Väinämöinen and you’ll only find it here.
The EP consists of two songs composed by band co-founder and guitarist Mika Mage, and features outside-contributions from several Philadelphia-area musicians such as M.w.s. (Serpent ov Old, Shadows in the Crypt, ex-Wykked Wytch) on bass, Lawrence Wallace (Shadows in the Crypt, Lawrence’s Creation) on keys and drum programming, and James McClellan Dorton III (Nightfire, Antikythera, ex-Shadows in the Crypt) on vocals.
The artwork was designed by Gretchen Heinel of Gretchen Heinel Photography.
Following the release of the group’s first album, two of the band members amicably departed to focus on other ventures — Manuel Rodriguez to pursue non-musical professional obligations and M.w.s. to focus on his main project Serpent ov Old, leaving only Mika Mage to continue creating new material.
However, any doubts that the quality of the music will suffer should be put to rest by Väinämöinen, as it provides a solid indicator of what can be expected come winter 2013!