Since their inception in 2009, Switzerland’s SCHAMMASCH have blazed a path of creative evolution. Never restricted by the black metal genre from which they were birthed, their promethean spirit can be charted musically, artistically and philosophically throughout their three previous albums and became most evident on their landmark triple album ‘Triangle’, released in 2016.
Now expanded as a five-piece, SCHAMMASCH present their fourth full-length album ‘Hearts Of No Light’, which is set for November 8th release on Prosthetic Records. Whilst many would be daunted at the challenge of following such a monolithic piece as ’Triangle’, the new album finds the band at the zenith of their formative powers. Presented over nine challenging tracks, Hearts Of No Light lays its foundation in the heights of their past work whilst presenting their most flowing and organic approach to date - jet-black at its core whilst vast and expansive in experimentation.
Hearts Of No Light also celebrates artistic collaboration - classical pianist Lillian Liu added new dimensions to two pieces on the album whilst ‘I Burn With You’ features lyrical / vocal guest Aldrahn (formerly Dødheimsgard / Thorns). Visionary visual artist and musician Dehn Sora (Treha Sektori, Throane, Ovtrenoir) also contributes to the sprawling final track ‘Innermost, Lowermost Abyss’.
Hearts Of No Light presents the boldest statement from SCHAMMASCH to date.
Following touring with the likes of Rotting Christ, Secrets Of The Moon and Naglfar, plus special appearances across Europe at festivals including Inferno Festival in Oslo, Hellfest, Metal Days Slovenia, Summer Breeze and the prestigious House of The Holy event, SCHAMMASCH will make their North American debut at the DECIBEL MAGAZINE Metal & Beer Festival in Los Angeles in December 2019. Upon their return, they will premiere material from Hearts Of No Light to a European audience on tour with esteemed Belgian black metal legion Enthroned.
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SCHAMMASCH, 'INNERMOST, LOWERMOST ABYSS', PREMIERING NOWApr 1, 2021
Swiss extreme metal experimentalists, SCHAMMASCH, are today premiering a visual counterpart to Innermost, Lowermost Abyss via CVLT Nation. The track is taken from the band's latest album, 2019's Hearts of No Light, released via Prosthetic Records.