A Mother’s Curse, the long-awaited debut album from Danish extreme metal veterans STRYCHNOS is out now on Dark Descent Records. 

Eight intricately sculpted compositions shift seamlessly between moods of terror, hope, and tragedy, building a momentous atmosphere rarely achieved in this day and age. Add to this the inventive riffing and bone-shattering vocals of the highest order and the result is A Mother’s Curse.

STRYCHNOS bassist/vocalist Martin Leth Andersen comments on the album’s release. “We are proud to finally present eight tracks of pitch-black death metal tragedy as it was always intended to be: Dark, atmospheric, brutal, and tragic!”

A Mother’s Curse is available on CD, digital, cassette, and vinyl formats. Order the album at darkdescentrecords.bandcamp.com

The band recently released a video for album track “Blessed be the Bastard Reign.” Check it out at youtu.be/ai7rpGy4MnI.

Formed in 1997 by Martin Leth Andersen (also of Undergang fame), STRYCHNOS might just be the Danish underground’s best-kept secret. A Mother’s Curse is the product of a craft perfected over 25 years of toil, a true celebration of extreme metal mastery that surpasses all genre limitations.

The truly complete work is wrapped in a stunning cover by the inimitable Daniel Corcuera: “The chilling motif is based on Danish sculptor Niels Hansen Jacobsen’s statue ‘Death and the Mother’ from 1892, depicting a young woman in the moment of ultimate tragedy. Jacobsen was inspired by the ending of ‘The tale of a Mother’, a story written in 1847 by famous author Hans Christian Andersen: “And Death walked with her child into the unknown land.”

  1. Traumer
  2. Blessed be the Bastard Reign
  3. A Mother’s Curse
  4. Horror Sacred Torture Divine
  5. Regiments of the Betrayed
  6. Manus Nigra
  7. Blind Eye Epiphany
  8. The Doppelganger Stare
Martin Leth Andersen – Bass/Vocals
Nis Rode Larsen – Drums
Andreas Lynge – Guitars



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