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Dark Essence Records have inked a deal with the UK trio FIVE THE HIEROPHANT, whose instrumental music is composed of ritualistic soundscapes fused with Psychedelic Black Metal, Jazz, Post Metal and Ambient.

The band’s debut album, slated for release later this year, will be the follow up to the 2015 self-titled EP “Five the Hierophant”, which was released on Witching Hours Productions. Work has been progressing well on the, as yet, untitled album, with the drum tracks having been laid down already.

FIVE THE HIEROPHANT, whose lineup comprises Chris on drums, temple bells, djembe, shakers and gong, Mitch on bass and effects, and महाकाली on guitars, bowed guitars, rag-dung, violin and grand piano noise, had this to say about their upcoming collaboration with Dark Essence Records:

“It is with happiness and great pride that we can announce that FIVE THE HIEROPHANT is about to embark on a journey that we hope will take us far, far, out. And you’re coming with us. We have joined forces with good people of Karisma / Dark Essence records from Bergen, and are heading towards murky waters over Phlegethon like there’s no tomorrow”.

More information about FIVE THE HIEROPHANT can be found on the band’s Facebook page at

The video for the track “Witch’s Tale” from FIVE THE HIEROPHANT’s self-titled EP can be seen below and at

The “Five the Hierophant” EP can be heard below and at