Swedish blackened metal outfit PEST premired the first song off their forthcoming album “The Crowning Horror”. The release will hit the shops on the 18th of June in Europe and 9th of July in North America via Agonia Records, and the debut track – a song straight out off the cult old-school metal niches, that may appeal to both heavy and extreme metal public – can be streamed below.
Thrilled to return after a five-year break, PEST is once again back on its own turns, exposing a characteristic brand of old-school black metal to passion and mixing melodic yet haunted guitar licks with speed, rawness and chaos. “The Crowning Horror” was mixed by Fred Estby (Dismemebr/Carnage/Necronaut) at Gutterview Recorders and mastered by Andy Jackson (Pink Floyd’s engineer, Grammy nominee) at Tube Mastering, UK.
“The Crowning Horror” will be available on a noble 8 panel digipack CD, digitally and on vinyl (first 100 copies on a solid, purple wax vinyl). The album is preceded by a 7″ EP titled “Black Oath c/w Morbid Revelations” released on April 16 worldwide.
PEST is strongly recommended for fans of Bathory, Hellhammer, Celtic Frost, Nifelheim, Darkthrone, Aura Noir, older Deströyer 666 and similar.
The band commented: “After years of silence a new wave of black death will finally strike the world. The plague is upon us. Bring the darkness!”
01. The Funeral Hours
02. A Face Obscured By Death
03. Volcanic Eyes * streaming on-line now!
04. Devil’s Mark
06. The Abomination of the God
07. Thirteen Chimes
09. The Crowning Horror
10. Eternal Curse