Hailed by Metal Hammer as “USBM with serious forward thrust,” the nihilistic assassin dagger cult SICARIUS have finished recording their new album, “God Of Dead Roots,” the follow-up to their acclaimed 2017 full-length debut “Serenade of Slitting Throats.”
Due to be released in early 2020 via M-Theory Audio, “God Of Dead Roots” was once again produced by Mick Kenney (Anaal Nathrakh, Benediction, Empyrean Throne). It marks the recording debut of new guitarist Travis “Grimnir” Wilheim (Carnifex, As Blood Runs Black), who was hand-picked by SICARIUS’ founding guitarist Argyris to be his successor last year.
The band recently issued the following update: “The time has come! With a new arsenal of sonic terrorism, SICARIUS completes the recording process once again. Retaining and purifying our razor-sharp brand of chaotic black metal, this new album entitled ‘God of Dead Roots’ exceeds the standard set by our previous work. With the addition of new guitarist Grimnir, we continue to explore the violent aspects of first- and second-wave black metal with an increased fervor. All primary production responsibilities were performed by returning master Mick Kenney of horror-metal pioneers Anaal Nathrakh, assuring our relentless pursuit of auditory extremes.”
Founded five years ago, SICARIUS – meaning contract killer or assassin in Latin – draw influence from and pay homage to classic black metal bands, yet also inject a modern, high-velocity sense of immediacy into their bludgeoning and bloodthirsty extreme metal assault. The group has performed extensively in the Western U.S. alongside such genre heavyweights as Carach Angren, Uada, 1349, Goatwhore, Vader, Helheim, Sadistic Intent, Skeletal Remains, Wolvhammer, Sixes, Witch Casket and Tombs.
Experience SICARIUS live:
8/24 San Diego, CA – The Merrow w/ Mictlantecuhlti, Ruines Ov Abaddon
8/31 Lancaster, CA – American Legion w/ Master, Claustrofobia
9/21 Los Angeles, CA – Five Star Bar w/ Highland, Imperialist
“Theirs is a vision steeped in anger and aggression, a noxious brew of blackened thrash with a healthy pinch of genre-appropriate misanthropy to aid in fermentation.” – Invisible Oranges
“Combining black metal with a violent immediacy and pairing it with their bloody, corpse-painted aesthetic, SICARIUS have found a style that sets them apart.” – Decibel
K. Karcass – Voice
Merihim – Guitars
Carnage – Bass
Grimnir – Guitars
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