Dark Essence Records announced today that they have inked a deal with the UK’s CODE and will release the band’s fifth full-length album in 2020, on a date as yet to be announced.
Formed in London in 2002, CODE have, since then, adroitly eschewed any attempts to categorise them or place them into a particular genre, preferring to forge, as the band puts it, their own “low path”. Starting from the black ruminations of Aort’s early project, SEASONAL CODE, the band drew a creative line that led through a series of full-length studio albums starting from the brittle avant-garde of 2005’s “Nouveau Gloaming”, to 2009’s Spellemann-nominated “Resplendent Grotesque”, then on to the mad theatre of 2013’s “Augur Nox”, and the bleak, anaesthetic wash of 2015’s “mut”.
A savage live tour recording also appeared in 2015, and, in 2017, CODE released two EP’s -“Lost Signal”, which was largely a live re-forging of the material from a new perspective, and “Under the Subgleam” which served as a hint at what was to come.
CODE’s lineup of Aort and Andras on Guitars, Lordt on Drums, Syhr on Bass and Wacian on Vocals, have carved out a stark new shape in modern music and, having kept in touch with Dark Essence Records over the past decade, both band and label had no hesitation about working together.
As CODE explained:
Our first contact with Dark Essence was way back in 2009 when we were honoured to be asked to play at their festival in Bergen. We have been keeping in touch ever since and are delighted to now officially be a part of the Dark Essence family. As a culmination of our varied musical past, Dark Essence feel like the perfect home for the metallic blackness we have been busy concocting over the last two years.
We are very excited to be working with a label that firmly believes in CODE and we are keen to bear the blackened fruit of this alliance in 2020. The harvest of this communion will be our forthcoming fifth album which promises to be a return to CODE at our sharpest, most dynamic and blackest best.
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More information about CODE can be found on the band’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/codeblackmetal/