the HERALDS of english black metal
It's worth remembering, yet all too easy to forget, that Black Metal was spawned in the industrial north of England, not in a forest by an icy fjord. But as the '80s faded away and the '90s began the Scandinavian hordes laid claim to this darkest of musical forms, asserting their dominance with unassailable might.
Now, there comes to the fray a band whose breathtakingly bold intent is to recapture the throne. Formicarius entwine blasting fury in coils of wicked melody, swathe monstrous power and velocity in cold shrouds of melancholic atmosphere, harness raw savagery with striking skill and musical dexterity.
They have already given fair warning with the release of the digital single 'Lake Of The Dead' and when their magnificent debut album arrives next year, they will truly have planted their standard on the field of battle and howled out a challenge to all who dare to face them.