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.
Spanish extreme metallists’ NOCTEM have prepared a new serving of their explosive blend of black, death and thrash metal with the debut single “Through The Black Temples of Disaster” from their upcoming new release, “Haeresis”, due out September 30 via Prosthetic Records (N.America & UK/EU) / Art Gates Records (Spain). Let NOCTEM guide you through the haunting new track streaming at [...]
Iberian extreme metal outfit NOCTEM are excited to reveal the details on their highly anticipated fourth studio album entitled “Haeresis”. Scheduled for release on September 30 via Prosthetic Records (N.America, UK/EU) / Art Gates Records (Spain), “Haeresis” consists of ten brutally punishing tracks which conceptually delve into the dark history of their home country of Spain. Complimenting cover artwork, [...]
Iberian extreme blackened metallists’ NOCTEM are excited to announce they will begin recording new material for their fourth overall release next week. The quintet will head to Firework Studios in Valencia, Spain next Monday to record with Enrique Mompo and Tore Stjema (Watain, Tribulation, Valkyrja). The yet-to-be-titled album is expected to be released later this year via PROSTHETIC RECORDS (N.America & [...]