Vircolac are like the Baskin Robbins of death metal because there's at least 31 flavours in these tracks. These long time scene veterans have created their own unique morbid stench from their influences.
Favorite track: Charonic Journey (Stygian Revelation).
Vircolac came into being in Dublin, Ireland during the dying embers of 2013 with the intention of creating a timeless take on Death Metal replete with actual songs, riffs and atmosphere, removed in its own right from some of the contemporaneous styles within Death Metal that almost sought to unwrite what the essence of a song is.
Steeped firmly in the 80s and subsequent early 90s Death Metal scenes, influences are wide and varied but never used as a barometer for reference but rather as parts of the whole that have obsessed our collective minds from a young age and now present in our newest endeavour, The Cursed Travails of the Demeter EP. So, for now, we bid you welcome on board this cursed ship and join our voyage into damnation.
released October 31, 2016
JG - Rhythm & Lead Guitars, Keyboards and Effects
BMC - Rhythm & Lead Guitars
KB - Bass Guitar
DVL - Vocals and VVords
NH O' Puirseil - Drums, Percussion & Additional Vocals on "Betwixt the Devil and Witches
Additional performance: Ola - keyboards
Recorded in Bealtaine 2016 in Elektra Studios, Dublin
Produced, Engineered and Mixed by Ola Ersfjord
Mastered by VK
Layout and design by A.B. for Grave IX Design
Sigil by Stephen Wilson
Photography by Lea Reinicke for Lea Reinicke Photography
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Atmospheric / Black / Doom / Death - Metal packed in 4 Songs with a running Time from 64 Minutes.......
Dark, grim, fast, melancholic and technical with a Mix from "Deathspell Omega" / "Ruins of Beverast" / "Leviathan (USA)" and "Dødsengel".......
No more Words left and just speechless.........
A corrosive mix of death, doom, psychedelia, and black metal, the Portland quartet’s debut full-length is a bona fide underground monolith that shapeshifts with each listen, all while maintaining its essential heaviness. Bandcamp Album of the Day Feb 1, 2019