Tape bundle with 2 woven patches, a button & a sticker, handnumbered & limited to 100 copies.
Some releases are bound to gain a particular destiny, and stand outside the mass of forgettable productions. Some become influential beyond their original scene and time. Some represent a landmark of their style, a synthesis of their own scene. Such is the split between Aosoth and Antaeus.
Originally released on 10” MLP in 2002 by the now deceased label Paleur Mortelle, and subsequently rereleased in 2006 on cd by Battlesk’rs with bonus tracks, "Wrath of the evangelikum" has become a reference for all people seriously involved in black metal. First it is a testimony of the now respected French scene, as both bands have passed the trial of time to become heralds of the respected underground. And both bands have set new rules, new style, a new approach of black metal over the years.
Cruel, fierce, relentless, chaotic and filled with heart-shaking spiritual devotion, those tracks were a rebirth for black metal. A proclamation that this form of art HAS to remain obscure, satanic and non-commercial. It is at the same time an insult to God and a spit in the face of so many bands who try to water-down the genre.
While Aosoth is more focused on a spiritual approach (with one of the first reference to the ONA ever in black metal), Antaeus’ side, filled with four unmerciful live tracks, is in particular the expression of this dogma: black metal is war, death and chaos. This live recording captures the band’s almighty intensity for which it became famous, rejects all notions of harmony and literally crushes the listener. Such is our art: a rebellious beast whom wrath nobody can escape.
This glorious split is now to be released by Battlesk'rs again, this time on tape format. It includes two woven patches and is available in strictly limited quantities, as to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the first collaboration of the two acts with Battlesk'rs. We feel honored to give life again to such a monumental and groundbreaking release, which still has its place amongst the nowadays scene it helped to shape. We hope it will again drill its way with hate-ridden riffs in the minds of a new generation of listeners. We hope you die.
Fear the opening of the nine Angles. Be blessed by His words, immerse in the shadows and die to yourself to see His light. May the Ceremony of flesh and blasphemy never ends…