Century Media Records recently started a collaboration with Anders Fridén (IN FLAMES) and his label Razzia Notes.
BLACK TEMPLE, from Helsingborg, Sweden, will be the first release Razzia Notes licensed to Century Media for all territories outside of Scandinavia and North America.
BLACK TEMPLE‘s debut album, “It All Ends”, will be released on August 28 via Century Media (world excluding North America, Scandinavia) and Razzia Notes (Scandinavia). The album will be available as limited-edition digipak, LP+CD (including bonus track “Skullfucker”) and as digital album.
A new lyric video for the track “Oncoming Fire” can be seen below.
“It All Ends” is an intense story with impressive dynamics. With Magnus Lindberg (CULT OF LUNA) in the producer’s seat, the band — which has been called the country’s most violent live act — explores new territory in their musical landscapes: a primitive primordial drive fights it out with immediate melodies, performed with an ever present sense that each note can be the last. The end may be near, but “It All Ends” is just the beginning.
Anders Fridén comments: “First time I heard BLACK TEMPLE, I freaked and I said to myself, ‘I gotta work with these guys somehow.’ The whole expression of their music is a perfect introduction to Razzia Notes and our new collaboration with Century Media.
“Do yourself a favor and get a copy of ‘It All Ends’. It’s a monster of an album.”
Jonas, BLACK TEMPLE singer and bass player, comments: “To become labelmates with three of my favorite bands at the same time is a bit like a wet dream… I mean, c’mon — DARK FUNERAL, MARDUK and WATAIN… And this is just the top layer, in my opinion, of what this behemoth of a label has released through the years. Simply — such a great honor!”
BLACK TEMPLE will support IN FLAMES on their European tour this fall and will soon kick off a Scandinavian tour with THE SWORD.