MORTUARY DRAPE UNVEIL ‘RATTLE BREATH’ NEW ALBUM ‘BLACK MIRROR’ OUT NOVEMBER 3rd ON PEACEVILLE RECORDS18th October 2023 0 By John Deaux
After the announcement of their new album ‘Black Mirror’ set for a November 3rd release on Peaceville Records, Mortuary Drape unveiled the dark and sinister ‘Rattle Breath’.
The video, created by Matthew Vickerstaff ( Facebook / Instagram ) pays homage to classic occult imagery seen through a video nasties filter. Musically the song showcases the guitar acrobatics that are a key element of Black Mirror with soaring licks and sweeps that introduce us to the main riff of the song. Flanked with a clanging bass line as we move through the depths of Heavy Metal, the track is the perfect example of what fans will be expecting from the new Mortuary Drape release.
‘Black Mirror’ is Mortuary Drape’s sixth full-length studio album set for a November 3rd release, and presents a spellbinding, occult-draped journey featuring haunting passages and dark yet melodic vintage metal mastery, bringing to mind acts such as Mercyful Fate with their eerie, classic metal-rooted compositions and atmospherics, expertly crafted and delivered with the band’s own distinguishable injection of wicked intent.
Lyrically the album centers on themes of magical rites, real events and spells that are in a parallel world that bind us to our past lives. We enter into this world of the parallel through the medium of Deja Vu. The phenomenon where images and actions that we seem to have already experienced resurface in our mind. The real mystery is to find out if they really belong to past lives or are, in fact, premonitions of what will happen next…
The album was recorded and mixed and mastered by Federico Pennazzato at TMH Studios in Alessandria, Italy with engineering coming from Pennazzato, DC, and Wildness Perversion and the artwork comes courtesy of Misanthropic Art (www.misanthropic-art.com)
The album will be released on grey vinyl and CD as well as being available digitally. Pre-order here https://mortuarydrape.lnk.to/Black_Mirror
The band will be performing select dates in Autumn this year:
- 27 October – Prague Death Mass IV – Meet Factory – Czech Republic
- 18 November – Florence Metal – Viper – Florence – Italy
- 30 December – Slaughter – Milan – Italy
MORTUARY DRAPE IS :
Wildness Perversion: Vocals
D.C. : Lead Guitar
S.R. : Lead Guitar
S.C. : Bass
M.T. : Drums
ABOUT MORTUARY DRAPE
Cult band Mortuary Drape was formed in Italy in 1986 as a trio, including the long-standing/sole-remaining member, band founder, and visionary Wildness Perversion. Highly inspired by the dark arts & combining early influences from bands such as Mercyful Fate & Celtic Frost, Mortuary Drape developed their own unique style, defining themselves as black occult metal & releasing the demo ‘Necromancy’ in 1987 which spread their name throughout the underground; though it was not until 1992 that their first official release surfaced, with ‘Into the Drape’. This was followed by the debut full-length album, the classic ‘All the Witches Dance’ in 1994. Since then Mortuary Drape has been revered for their influential and pioneering work in the firm establishment of global black metal.
MORTUARY DRAPE ONLINE
Web Site: www.mortuary13drape.com