PREMIERE: The Great Old Ones share first track ‘The Omniscient’!
“The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far.”H.P. LOVECRAFT (1890-1937)
French Lovecraftian black metal outfit The Great Old Ones share in premiere the song ‘The Omniscient‘ from their upcoming new album, ‘Cosmicism’, which will be released on October 25, 2019 via Season of Mist.
The band about the song:
“We are very proud to present you “The Omniscient”, the first extract of “Cosmicism”, our new album. Follow the story of Wilbur Whateley, and his destiny, directly linked with Yog Sothoth, in a song full of epic feelings and dramatic tones. Yog-Sothoth is the gate. Yog-Sothoth is the key and guardian of the gate.”
Channeling the spirit and literary heritage of author H.P. Lovecraft, French Atmospheric black metallers THE GREAT OLD ONES have returned with their most impressive work to date. ‘Cosmicism‘ lures the listener deeper into darkness with intricate, beautiful and twisted melodies, ultimately encompassing them with madness. The idea behind “Coscmicism” is that humans are godless creatures who are totally insignificant in the grand scheme of our cosmic universe.
The production of this album was entrusted to Francis Caste (SINSAENUM, LOUDBLAST, SVART CROWN, REGARDE LES HOMMES TOMER, HANGMAN’S CHAIR) of the Studio Sainte-Marthe, who managed to capture the singular essence of THE GREAT OLD ONES.
The record is a true journey in the cold deep of space. Each song features a Lovecraftian entity and parallel the dark destiny of the protagonist who meets her and in turn, slowly succumbs to admiration and madness. Lyrics inspired by H.P. Lovecraft layered over haunting, melodic beauty result in a perfect match. Just listen and you will find out what awaits down there…
1. Cosmic Depths (01:47)
2. The Omniscient (09:26)
3. Of Dementia (06:16)
4. Lost Carcosa (08:57)
5. A Thousand Young (11:44)
6. Dreams of the Nuclear Chaos (04:27)
7. Nyarlathotep (07:29)
8. To A Dreamer (07:34) (Bonus track)
Benjamin Guerry: Vocals, guitars
Aurélien Edouard: Guitars
Alexandre ‘Gart’ Rouleau: Guitars
Benoit ‘Barby’ Claus: Bass
Leo Isnard: Drums
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