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Zos Ethos


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Deadpanist A great one-of-a-kind psychedelic slab. Electronic experimentalism, post-punk dirges, bad acid-trip tribalism and eastern snippets make it intriguing; ethereal, agonizing, yet spiteful and lively vocals make it a total win. Not full-on battle-jacket-horns-up metal, there are synths, which is a wonderful thing. Zos Ethos is a trip that is totally worth it.
Obstacle of Affliction
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Obstacle of Affliction The sonic equivalent of dropping acid then mistakenly taking crystal meth while sitting in a dark room illuminated only by a single red party bulb on a hot summer night and there is no AC only a box fan that is cursing you. There are two tvs on, one playing Eraserhead and the other pro wrestling.
Kids, don't do drugs! Grab some headphones, turn off all lights, and crank this instead.
Riley Kesselring
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Riley Kesselring Really excited to hear the rest of this album.
Anor Aflame
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Anor Aflame Sink into the strange, transfixed as reality transforms.
Favorite track: Nasatanada Zazas!.
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Ippocalyptica If you think of Zos Ethos as a more dissonant, aggressive, unsettling, and (black) metallic expression of the creativity and scope of Neptunian Maximalism’s most recent and incredible work, you might begin to appreciate what SOL KIA brings to the table. Truly psychedelic and experimental, and pushing the very boundaries of sonic cohesion while not sliding into utter chaos, this is, simply put, a stunning descent into madness. This is how you incorporate noise into extreme metal! Favorite track: Mithraeum.
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Sulfur 04:12
Mithraeum 11:22
Hunhumn 01:22
Melancholia 01:24


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SOL KIA is a Belgian duo comprised of singer/lyricist Stephane Van Tricht and multi-instrumentalist Guillaume CZLT, the man behind the black/death metal beast known as ÔROS KAÙ as well as a founding member of the celebrated NEPTUNIAN MAXIMALISM orchestra. The miraculous alchemy between the two has spawned “Zos Ethos”, SOL KIA's debut album and one of the most fascinating, experimental and psychedelic metal records of the last decade, perennially fluctuating between irrepressible black metal violence and an hallucinatory delirium that drag the listener through altered states of consciousness.

Crafted as one long journey of mystic proportions, “Zos Ethos” is essentially an inner probe slowly lowering into esoteric waters. Dark and abrasive riffs constantly shatter against Guillaume CZLT's majestic architectures of drones, Middle-Eastern melodies and industrial sounds, cinematic in scope and sapiently orchestrated, while Van Tricht's tortured invocations and lyrics bear witness to the deep distress of living a life without purpose or hope. As he bitterly comments in the epigrammatic “Melancholia”, “Now is the past of the future.”


released September 3, 2021

Stephane Van Tricht - Vocals, Lyrics
Guillaume CZLT - Instruments / MAO
Lou Savary - video

Backing vocals on track 7 by Déhà & CZLT.

All music produced and mixed by CZLT, except track 3 produced by HUNHUMN, and track 8 produced by ÔROS KAÙ. Vocals recorded by Déhà at Opus Magnum Studio, Brussels.

Mastered by Nicolas Esterle at Angström Mastering, Brussels.

Artwork: "Different Ways To Infinity" by Félix Luque Sanchez, 2013
CGI by Iñigo Bilbao. Layout, art direction & logos by CZLT.
Cat. Nr. IVR158


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