Black metal outfit MO’YNOQ have revealed a bloody new video for their single “Penance”, taken from their acclaimed album, A Place for Ash. The video premiered exclusively at Metal Injection. Watch it HERE.
The band comments: “We wanted to make something that would connect people to our music on a deeper level. Penance, ultimately, is a song about cleansing and absolution. Our friends in the C.O.I.N were able to use this to create a stunning piece of visual art.”
From The C.O.I.N: “The C.O.I.N., conceived a narrative around a pioneer and its self-mutilating rite of passage. A nightmare spectacle in one’s pursuit of transcendence. They strived to visualize the unrelenting sonic assault of the music. Never letting the viewer escape the pioneer’s violent transformation.”
The band released their sophomore album A Place For Ash on September 9th, 2022, the American black metal outfit MO’YNOQ return to fall deeper into labyrinths of anguish and despair. Brandishing feral riffs and cadaverous imagery, MO’YNOQ unearth the dark realities of depression, despair and loss.
The quartet draw inspiration from the likes of IMMORTAL, WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM, MGLA , along with the savage side to reality from which so many avert their gaze. Seething anguish seeps through A Place For Ash with raging power. Ferocious screams introduce the opening track “Penance” before a deathly gloom emerges through the all encompassing atmosphere. Unceasing percussion and dominant distortion across the instruments produces an incessant disquiet. “Effigies Adorned in Fire” is ablaze with intricate tremolo guitar parts and thundering drums. It’s an onslaught of sheer speed, delivering a differing mood with these textures and tones taking prominence. Concluding the album with “The Beast that Mourned at the Heart of the Mountain”, the epic fury reaching almost twelve minutes, this final act sees the majestic elements of MO’YNOQ’s sound converge. While maintaining their footing along the path of the dark and heavy, there are uplifting, soaring qualities to be found in the lead melodies.
A Place For Ash lays bear nightmarish horrors for all to see. MO’YNOQ artfully craft their compositions to indulge in the variety of instrumental and vocal textures that form their black metal sound. The new record delivers a profound musical journey through the ever-growing shadows of our world. .
Anguish and Atonement Demo – January 2016
Bardo EP – February 2017
Dreaming In A Dead Language LP – January 2019
Logan Holloway – Guitar & Vox
Donald Boyd – Guitar & Vox
Devin Janus – Bass & Vox
Justin Valletta – Drums
Bandcamp – https://moynoq.bandcamp.com/music
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/moynoq
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/moynoq/
Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/artist/4571Zoq2ZamwzaMY2NG6ma
YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/c/Moynoq
Recorded with Kris Hilbert at Legit Biz
Mastered by Ken Sorceron of Abigail Williams
Album art provided by Perichaud Pierre of Business For Satan