U.K. blackened death maniacs LVCIFYRE have launched the official music video for “Headless Rite.” The track comes off the band’s 2021 release The Broken Seal.
The video is an animated story of the creation and destruction of the world based on Memphite cosmogony, masterfully executed by visual genius Dehn Sora (Deathspell Omega, Ulcerate, Treha Sektori).
Stream the video for “Headless Rite” now at
The Broken Seal is available on CD, gatefold vinyl, cassette, and digital formats via Dark Descent Records (North America) and Norma Evangelium Diaboli (Europe). Order the album at darkdescentrecords.bandcamp.com/album/the-broken-seal
Calculating and cruel, steeped in an ambiance of controlled fury, the nine tracks offer a jarring journey through the haunted recesses of the mortal mind. They are violent and hypnotic, but also bring out the occasional demented melody to keep things unpredictable. The lyrics – manic demonological verses that read as the album sounds – are roared, chanted, moaned and snarled with equal parts conviction and possession.
All combined, this results in a soundscape which, whilst firmly rooted in the death metal tradition, is thoroughly imbued with a theatrical vibe and spiritual depth more associated with black metal. The Broken Seal is a unique fusion of musical worlds, concocted to plague the reality of flesh.
Artwork for The Broken Seal was done by by Daniele Valeriani. The album was
recorded and mixed by SPVN Studio.
“Dark, aggressive and packing enough aural hellfire to make the devil himself quake in his boots, The Broken Seal is a fine addition to the UK’s booming underground scene and one in which sets the band in good favour to establish themselves as a flagship name for aural extremity.”
- Distorted Sound Magazine
“The Broken Seal is an amazing work of extreme metal art.” – Metal Observer
T. Kaos – Vocals/Guitars/Bass
Menthor – Drums
Backing vocals provided by Mark of the Devil