Doom death dealer CULTIC is just a month away from unchaining the debut sorcery, High Command, due for release on April 05th via ELEVENTH KEY. Conjured in 2016 by husband and wife – Brian and Rebecca Magar (both also play in the dark ambient/tribal band The Owls A.N.W.T.S), Cultic took its shape as a trio after the addition of the bassist Reese Harlacker.
The primitive extreme metal worshipers from York, PA are currently streaming the 2nd single “Dark Rider” via German Legacy Magazine.
“‘Dark Rider’ is a song about a sadistic, undead king riding to war on a ferocious dragon, but at it’s core, it’s a song about power.” says the band. “We wrote Dark Rider to symbolize and express the primordial desire to dominate others.”
Stream Dark Rider via Legacy Magazine RIGHT HERE
The ancient war emblematic video of the first single Forest of Knives came out a month ago, can be streamed AT THIS LOCATION; courtesy of Decibel Magazine.
York, PA’s purveyors of swords & sorcery CULTIC was started in 2016 by husband and wife – Brian and Rebecca Magar (both also play in the dark ambient/tribal band The Owls A.N.W.T.S) – whose initial creative vision was to expand upon the sounds and aesthetics of Winter, Hellhammer& Celtic Frost.
Through the process of producing their debut album “High Command,” Cultic forged their own brand of fantasy-based, battle-death/doom/punk-metal crossover. “High Command” is a conceptual album telling an archetypal story of rival powers – strength, will and dominance are recurring themes throughout.
Cultic blazes a path through the battlefield by combining ideas and aesthetics of early death/doom, first wave black metal, and punk. Down tuned guitars and war drums deliver a mid-placed battery propelled by sardonic wrath and ungoverned fury. High Command is the auditory equivalent of a war hammer. It’s straightforward, lumbering, and crude. This is music for modern barbarians, urban wizards and street metal warriors. Ride to war!!!!
Recorded at The Golden Castle 2018. The outlandish cover art painted by the drummer Rebecca Magar (Wailing Wizard Art). Every song on the album is represented in the album art.
“High Command” will be out on April 05th digitally and on CD through ELEVENTH KEY. A split single 7-inch & cassette with Funeral Bastard will be unleashed at some point in 2019.
Qabar – Extreme Music PR