Posted in metal | music on April 30, 2012

by BBG

The Great Old Ones - Al Azif album art
The Great Old Ones

French black metal crew The Great Old Ones are preparing to unleash Al Azif (arabic for Necronimicon), the band's new LP on Antithetic Records. Like the title suggests, The Great Old Ones' influence from HP Lovecraft (uh, yeah) runs deep across this atmospheric black metal release, but within the stark and fantastical subject matter lies subtle melody and oodles of memorable riffs. Recorded by Cyrille Gachet (Year Of No Light) and mastered by Alan Douches (Tombs, Mastodon, The Dillinger Escape Plan, etc), you can stream all of Al Azif for the first time, along with a live video, below. Order your copy via the label.


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The Great Old Ones - Al Azif (live)

So far the band has no US dates to speak of, only a few shows in France with Forteresse & Borgne.

THE GREAT OLD ONES - 2012 TOUR DATES
2012-06-30 : Le Ferailleur - Nantes, France w/ Forteresse, Borgne,
2012-07-01 : Glaz'art - Paris, France w/ Bethlehem, Forteresse, Borgne,

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Comments (5)

its so novel when metal bands reference Lovecraft !!!

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2012 8:08 PM

beautiful album cover

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2012 9:34 PM

It's so novel when people criticize metal bands on BV. The gay jokes are next, wait for it....

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2012 2:06 AM

Gay Marriage is like 2 sausages whacking against eachother on a windy night.

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2012 3:08 AM

the truth is such a great song.

Posted by jordon | July 31, 2013 9:17 PM

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