Today’s reveal of a new video and single taken from “Thin The Veil”, the upcoming sixth full-length album from Total Occultic Mechanical Blasphemers T.O.M.B , shows that Dark Essence Records are off to a flying start in 2020.
The video for the single “Decapitation of the Gods”, by Carl Eek Torgersen of Necrolust Productions, gives the listener a glimpse into the brutal, blasphemous savagery present throughout the new album, and highlights T.O.M.B.’s next phase of collaborative work with MAYHEM’s legendary drummer Hellhammer, along with Norwegian musician Andy Winter, from the band WINDS, on bass.
The video for “Decapitation of the Gods” can be seen below and at https://youtu.be/1-I6JlHgsSI
Whilst the single can be streamed or downloaded at https://darkessencerecords.fanlink.to/TOMB_DotG
As well as Hellhammer and Andy Winter, “Thin The Veil” features collaborations with musicians such as Craig Smilowski (Ex-IMMOLATION) and Duncan McLaren of VENOM WOLF, as well as spoken necromancy spells recited by Maurice De Jong (“Mories” of GNAW THEIR TONGUES).
Mastered by Tore Stjerna of the Necromorbus Studios in Sweden, and with artwork by the underground occult artist Paul Barton, “Thin The Veil” is set for release on the 24th January, in CD and Vinyl editions, and is now available to pre-order from the following:
Tracklisting for “Thin The Veil” is as follows:
- No Return
- Where the Wretched Lurk
- Thin the Veil
- Decapitation of the Gods
- Lunar Reckoning
- Escape from Phlegethon
- License to Depart
- Pure Noise Necromancy
Over the twenty plus years of their existence T.O.M.B have skilfully crafted their own avant-garde style, which is characterised by an eclectic mix of Ambient, Doom, Industrial, Noise and traditional Black Metal. It is a style that has earned the band a well-deserved place as one of the top innovators of modern day Black Metal.
Drawing their initial inspiration from bands such as ABRUPTUM, HAVOHEJ, SAMAEL and SUNNO))), musicians No-One, B. Zimimay, Tyler B and Samantha Viola formed T.O.M.B in 1998, and they have, since then, gone on to release numerous LPs, EPs, compilations and splits. Releases imbued with T.O.M.B’s trademark sound that is both horrific, and, at the same time, hypnotically spell-binding, and which deals with subject matters such as death, paranormal activity and occult practices.
T.O.M.B will hit the road during January and February 2020, supporting MORTIIS on his North American tour. Routing as follows:
24 Jan: The Whiskey Junction, Minneapolis (MN)
25 Jan: Reggies, Chicago (IL)
26 Jan: Civic Music Hall, Toledo (OH)
27 Jan: The Masquerade (Purgatory), Atlanta (GA)
28 Jan: The Orpheum, Tampa (FL)
30 Jan: White Oak Music Hall, Houston (TX)
31 Jan: Come and Take it Live!, Austin (TX)
01 Feb: Gas Monkey Bar & Grill, Dallas (TX)
02 Feb: The Riot Room, Kansas City (MO)
03 Feb: Oriental Theatre, Denver (CO)
05 Feb: Club Red, Meza (AZ)
06 Feb: Brick by brick, San Diego (CA)
07 Feb: Catch One (Underground), Los Angeles (CA)
08 Feb: DNA Lounge, San Francisco (CA
More information about T.O.M.B can be found on the band’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/totalocculticmechanicalblasphemy/