Eternity Of Shaog


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PannionSeer I don't fully understand how Asthâghul is able to consistently produce quality albums at the pace that he does, but "Eternity of Shaog" seems like it will be yet another jewel in his blackened crown. I can't wait to hear the rest of this--the orchestral/symphonic elements in the preview track add a totally new facet to his already complex sound.
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Ippocalyptica Can Asthâghul be any more prolific? Four excellent full-length albums since 2017, and if the available song from Eternity of Shaog is any indication, the hot streak is about to increase to five. This is Esoctrilihum at its most melodic and introspective, while still retaining the speed, power, aggression, and sinister atmosphere that we have come to admire. Asthâghul is no longer clawing at the door of the extreme metal elite - he is now in the throne room, eyes focused on the throne itself...
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    releases May 22, 2020

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Thritônh (2nd Passage: The Colour Of Death)
Aylowenn Aela (3rd Passage: The Undying Citadel)
Shtg (4th Passage: Frozen Soul)
Amenthlys (5th Passage: Through The Yth-Whtu Seal)
Shayr-Thàs (6th Passage: Walk The Oracular Way)
Namhera (7th Passage: Blasphemy Of Ephereàs)
Eternity Of Shaog (∞th Passage: Grave of Agony)
Monotony Of A Putrid Life In The Eternal Nothingness


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• Ltd 300: 100 Transparent Orange/Transparent Red, 200 Black
• 140gr. vinyls
• 350gr. gatefold sleeve, 5mm spine
• Black inner sleeves
• Outer plastic sleeve

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• Limited to 200 copies
• Deluxe A5-Digipack CD
• 8-page booklet with lyrics

One year after the release of “The Telluric Ashes of the Ö Vrth Immemorial Gods”, France's ESOCTRILIHUM return with a new and majestic work, “Eternity Of Shaog”, where the band's unique black/death metal style reaches new peaks of dark visionariness and overwhelming intensity. Sole member Asthâghul has injected new lifeblood in his creature by emphasizing the symphonic and mystical aura of the compositions, once again dense, complex and meticulously crafted. Infectious violins, piano and synths are skilfully blended with scorching guitars and mesmerizing melodies of cosmic proportions, often overflowing into raging melancholy or a delirium of omnipotence.

The concept behind “Eternity Of Shaog” is one of psychic transmutation and demonic possession, and further explores the ill worlds of the immemorial gods to form a diptych with the previous album. Through a series of songs/gateways, the listeners are conducted in front of Shaog Og Magthoth, the most unfathomable among the Sovereigns of Nothingness, introduced by ESOCTRILIHUM on the "Pandemorthium" album and reminiscent of Lovecraft's Ancient Ones. In the context of this fantastic, elusive lore imagined by Asthâghul, Shaog is an omnipotent god living an endless and solitary existence outside of time and space; a hungry wild beast from a nightmarish dimension watching us with gnashing teeth, like the space vampire on Alan Brown's mind-blowing cover painting. Shaog resides at the centre of an empty, dead universe, imprisoned in a cage of monotonous desperation from which he tries to escape by possessing the unsuspecting voyager who ventures into his world of ruins through dreams...

On closer inspection, Shaog is nothing but our evil self from the other side of the mirror, a metaphor for both the insanity hiding in man and the solitude of the artist. And of Asthâghul in particular: like an involuntary medium, he “receives” the blackened death metal music of ESOCTRILIHUM from unspeakable forces lurking in the dark corners of his mind, negative energies that leak out from its cracks and drip onto our reality.


releases May 22, 2020

Asthâghul - guitars, bass, drums, synths, violins, piano, kantele, throat

Written and recorded by Asthâghul
Cover painting: "The Dracula of Mars" by Alan E. Brown
Photography by Aylowenn Aëla
Art direction and layout by Francesco Gemelli
Cat. Nr. IVR130


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