Italian blackened death trio VOLTUMNA will release their new EP “For Death Is Fate” on January 19th 2024. Last Friday, the band also unveiled the official video for the first single “Black Science”.
VOLTUMNA‘s mastermind Haruspex (Michele Valentini) comments:
“The first single ‘Black Science’ best encapsulates what is described, it marks the change and evolution achieved by Voltumna but at the same time seals the trademark with which the band seeks to distinguish itself.
‘For Death Is Fate’ is the first step that takes Voltumna along a new path that encompasses all the potential expressed in the previous Albums. A new form, a new principle that releases our deepest feelings and sensations always poised between a glorious ancestral past and a bleak modern end. Also at the compositional level the right amalgam achieved between a primitive Black Metal and a Death Metal with more modern veins constitutes the perfect soundtrack of this new journey that will not end with this Ep but already presupposes a continuous…“.
Singer Phersu (Emiliano Natali) explains the meaning of “For Death Is Fate”:
“Life of plenty, of knowledge and wealth,
we strive for more, but the truth lies within our health.
We think ourselves powerful, to trample and oppress,
but death awaits us, our fate we can’t repress.
For no matter how hard we try to break free,
we cannot escape the call of death that awaits thee.
In this world of selfishness and greed,
forget the good, our bad deeds proceed.
As the truth stands in-between the lies,
we are part of something bigger, no matter how we try.
As life and death dance together as one,
for death is fate, our dreams undone“.
PRE-ORDERS ARE AVAILABLE HERE https://voltumna.bandcamp.com/album/for-death-is-fate
VOLTUMNA were born in 2009 by the hands of the only original member Haruspex (guitars, vocals), now flanked by Augur Veii (drums) and the main composer Phersu (vocals, bass, programming, production). The current power trio line-up follows a path of esoteric knowledge and traditional heritage, which fascinates the whole band and spreads a savage and ferocious creativity.
Fueled by an ancestral binding with their Etruscan roots, the music and concept of VOLTUMNA aren’t related to any contemporary ideological, cultural and religious movement, focusing instead on a historical and anthropological reinterpretation of the Ancient Wars.
The genre proposed by VOLTUMNA flows into the stream of Polish blackened death metal. A style which partly reflects the sound of Behemoth at their best, but enriched over time by a lot of diverse influences, from Swedish death metal (At The Gates, Dismember) to melodic/symphonic black metal (Dissection, Satyricon, Dimmu Borgir).
Outside music in the strict sense, VOLTUMNA draw inspiration from apocryphal transcripts emerging from the dawn of time. Tales from forgotten civilizations or imaginary legends, handed down through oral tradition and native folklore, but whose symbolic and spiritual significance is more modern than ever.
The band is currently working on their 5th studio album.
Haruspex (Michele Valentini) – guitars, vocals
Phersu (Emiliano Natali) – vocal, bass, programming
Augur Veii (Edoardo Di Santo) – drums