Extreme blackened death Spaniards NOCTEM prove the adage “third time’s a charm” as they present their tertiary album “Exilium” through Prosthetic Records this September. Lauded as “a stunning, full and complex album that is a must-have for any fan of the genre” (Metal Temple), “Exilium” knows no boundaries as it stretches the band’s limits to a whole new level. The record has been hailed as their best effort to date from several notable press outlets (Metal Hammer, Rockzone, Metalbite), while No Clean Singing dubs it “an album forged by experts at their craft who knew exactly how to kick out music of fury, fire and war.”
Although the group originally formed in 2001, it wasn’t until 2008 that NOCTEM caught the attention of Australian label Noisehead Records, who released their debut LP “Divinity” — featuring collaborations with Christos Antoniou (Septicflesh) and Leal (ex-Forever Slave) — throughout Europe. Shortly thereafter they struck a distribution deal for the U.S. with Relapse and the album landed in the Spanish Top 20.
Following national tours supporting acclaimed bands such as Hate, Incantation and Ragnaraok and in addition to several festival appearances which saw the band play with Napalm Death, Malevolent Creation and Vomitory, NOCTEM made their way to Ultrasound Studios 2 in Portugal to record their highly acclaimed follow-up “Oblivion” with producer Daniel Cardoso (Anathema). Released via Rising Records throughout Europe while being licensed via Metal Blade in North America, the album received near-perfect ratings from critics worldwide. The group spread their explosive blend of blackened extreme metal on treks across Europe with Samael, Melechesh, Keep of Kalessin, Marduk, Enthroned and Immolation.
Having once again worked with Cardoso to produce and master their latest offering “Exilium,” NOCTEM will now set their sights on dominating the extreme metal scene throughout North America with the help of Prosthetic Records.
To celebrate today’s release of their Prosthetic debut (and third overall full-length) “Exilium,” Iberian extreme black/death metallists NOCTEM have released a striking new music video for the epic track “The Adamantine Doors.” “This will be the most ceremonial video of the band,” states guitarist Exo, “as it’s classic in the history ofNOCTEM to be riddled with occult [...]
Scheduled for release next week in the U.S. and Australia, “Exilium,” the third album from Iberian blackened extreme metallists NOCTEM, is “a must-have for any fan of the genre” (Metal-Temple)! Produced by Anathema’s Daniel Cardoso (Angelus Apatrida, Ava Inferi), “Exilium” features 12 addictive songs including two previously unreleased bonus tracks! Today, the bonus track ”Divine Xib’alb’a” makes [...]
Iberian extreme metallists NOCTEM will release “Exilium,” their Prosthetic debut (and third album overall), in North America on Sept. 16. Recorded with Anathema’s Daniel Cardoso (Angelus Apatrida, Ava Inferi), “Exilium” is “a must-have for any fans of the genre” and “an addictive darkened onslaught which is impossible to resist” (Metal-Temple.com). Listen for yourself via the new lyric video [...]