STRIGOI | Greg and Chris discuss the band’s beginnings in first album trailer
Written by Lexi on 11th October 2019
On the cold morning of November 22nd, STRIGOI shall rise from its crypt to unleash its debut album upon the world. With an approach that was as nihilistic and crusty as it was cinematically grand, PARADISE LOST’s Greg Mackintosh teamed up with former EXTREME NOISE TERROR and VALLENFYRE bass player Chris Casket to record a truly bonecrushing beast of old-school death metal, titled Abandon All Faith.
Today the band has released their first album trailer detailing the making of their debut album. Watch as Greg and Chris discuss how the band came into being after disbanding VALLENFYRE, and how they collaborated on the music and lyrics during the songwriting process:
Pre-order Abandon All Faith now at the following link: nblast.de/Strigoi-AbandonFaith
The 12-song-debut was recorded and mixed at Greg’s Black Planet Studio between January and March 2019 and just recently, the English duo unveiled their haunting first single, ‘Phantoms’.
Watch the official video for ‘Phantoms‘:
Stream or download the track here: nblast.de/Strigoi-Phantoms
Named after the troubled spirits in Romanian mythology who could rise from the grave and assume an entirely different form, STRIGOI‘s lineup is rounded out by former EXTREME NOISE TERROR and VALLENFYRE bass player Chris Casket, who was also responsible for the project’s lyrics. Mackintosh gave him simple thematic guidelines: attack organized religion, sparingly discuss grief and dive into the countless horrible things that humanity continues to inflict upon itself.
The debut album will be available on jewelcase CD, black vinyl in gatefold and digitally – full tracklist below:
01. The Rising Horde
03. Nocturnal Vermin
04. Seven Crowns
05. Throne Of Disgrace
06. Carved Into The Skin
08. Iniquitous Rage
09. Plague Nation
10. Enemies Of God
11. Scorn Of The Father
12. Abandon All Faith