Limited pressing of 250 copies on black vinyl + insert
Sektarism's part recorded and mastered in august 2013 at Drudenhaus studio by Xort.
Layout by MystiK Dementia.
Quote from J. Campbell:
Often overlooked, but never disappointing, DARVULIA has consistently produced some of the most unique Black Metal of the last decade. The band’s sparse catalog reflects its dedication to and the complexity of its work. The material on this new release is a departure from the band’s previous releases, however. Consisting of a single, 17-minute track of ritualistic and atmospheric improvisational music that defies simple categorization, Darvulia’s side of this split finds the band exploring more ritual and ambient territory. SEKTARISM, a band that also hails from France, provides a sprawling 20-minute track for the B-side of this release. Sektarism’s unique brand of bleak, ceremonial doom is an appropriate rejoinder to Darvulia’s morose presentation. While Darvulia’s side is sparse, Sektarism’s sound is full, oppressive, and pulverizing. It is persistent in its approach – repetitive, but not monotonous. As Sektarism’s track progresses, it breaks apart and disintegrates into noise laden bass drones that approach the minimalism that characterizes Darvulia’s side of the release. In this way, this split reflects a concerted approach by both bands to attain an atmospheric consistency will still retaining the unique stylistic flourishes of each band.
Quote from label: "Satan's disowned children are once again slipping on their hoods and frocks to give birth to one of the dirtiest and heaviest sludge/doom record of recent times. Acclaimed here and there, their previous EP "Open The Gates Of Shambhala" was our first release and allowed them to inflict tinnutus and stiffness while opening for Electric Wizard, Ramesses and many more. Now we're proud to introduce you to "Atavist Of Mann", the debut album from Brittany's own HUATA. 60 minutes as a giant middle finger to modernism : recorded in the middle of nowhere by Kristian Keyboard Production, this slow procession of anvil riffs smoke-filled enough to make your mouth feel all furry, of liturgical atmospheres played with Hammond organ and clean vocals singed by the devil himself will pervert the most innocent souls. Seven tracks that crown a band who has been able to go to the very bitter end of its process , musically as well as aesthetically, and a record meant to be a milestone, at least by outclassing menopause on the podium of the causes of prolapse."
Red vinyl version.
The stream originated in the roots of ancient myths of La Breîche, flows into the alchemical retort and magical potions of Huata, growing by the waves of Sektarism trance, falls by the heavy peals of black thunder of Vichy. Spill the poison to feed the new apple of Eden. The symbolic thirty third release in eight years of the label existence.
Delux A5 hardcover digibook limited to 300 copies.
Pro-tape version of their 1st offering (2008) - Strictly limited to 99 copies.
Satanik Funeral Doom in the name of our Lord. Kneel down before our Master feeble human worm.
This is time for Offertory. Fear the Apostles of Sektarism. Fear the Apostles of Ignominy.
6-panel digipack with a 20-page booklet - limited to 999 handnumbered copies.
A co-release between Daemon Worship (USA) and Zanjeer Zani(France).
« Le Son des Stigmates » is a religious gem of Drone, Doom, Experimental, Improvised music. Inspired by the spiritual way of life and views of The Apostles of Ignominy. A hard work of 5 years to give birth to 3 tracks, resulting from suffering, pain & anguishes of four human beings living in France.
Strictly limited & handnumbered to 99 copies.
Pro-Tape version - 6 panel-booklet
Cassette version of the first full-length offering of Sektarism's Assembly. About 45 minutes of Holy Ritual Doom. Total transcendence in the name of the Lord. Hosanna Sathana! Hosanna Sathana! Hosanna Sathana!
Deluxe set edition including cards and a piece of an old ink pad in a special envelope, limited to 99 handnumbered copies.
few copies still available
March 27th 2015 was a date of choice for Sektarism. The congregation made one of its first ceremony in Paris, co-headlining a night organized by its long-time friends and supporters from Le Fleuve Mécanique. The scene was set at Les Voûtes, an old industrial vault with a unique atmosphere, alongside a gathering of experimental artists such as Helel (for a listening session of their last tape), Concrete Flesh and Ensemble S.A.I. . Our Holy Ritual Doom was merged with some of the best that harsh noise and contemporary music can offer, a demanding and special mix of musical integrism. This event ended as one of Sektarism’s most powerful and immersive ceremony ever, a paroxysm of devotion hopefully recorded.
The result was so satisfying that Sektarism decided to release this recording as a testimony of both this remarkable celebration and the bonds that link us to all the artists that shared the stage this night.
Strictly limited, ‘Les Voûtes’ is a taped declaration of spiritual frenzy and musical fanaticism.
A mark of excellence to push the boundaries of extreme music.