by MythofRock

VLTIMAS, pronounced ‘uhl-tuh-mas,’ the international quintet comprising Norwegian guitarist Rune “Blasphemer” Eriksen (formerly of MAYHEM, AURA NOIR), American vocalist David Vincent (formerly of MORBID ANGEL), and Canadian drummer Flo Mounier (formerly of CRYPTOPSY), is set to unveil its second album, “Epic” on March 15, 2024, through Season Of Mist. The official music video for the LP’s lead single, Miserere, can be seen below.

“Miserere” isn’t just another offering at the altar of madness. “I spread my misery, biblically evolved”, Vincent sings in a baritone that’s so monstrous it could summon an army of the dead. The drums speed ahead mercilessly, mowing down all onlookers under a barrage of surgical blast beats, as riffs hail from all directions with enough firepower to shatter bulletproof glass.

“The world throws us all trials and tribulations constantly,” says VLTIMAS. “We use this angst as a weapon in our art to score the apocalypse”.

“Epic” track listing:

01. Volens Discordant (1:02)
02. Epic (4:35)
03. Miserere (3:51)
04. Exercitus Irae (4:01)
05. Mephisto Manifesto (05:05)
06. Scorcher (03:21)
07. Invictus (5:30)
08. Nature’s Fangs (3:52)
09. Spoils Of War (5:54)

“Epic” was recorded by producer Jaime Gomez Arellano (PARADISE LOST, GRAVE MIASMA) with engineer Jonathan Mazzeo (first fragment, sickening) at Arda Recorders in Porto, Portugal. VLTIMAS tracked the album throughout May 2023. Arellano also handled the mix and master. Like everything the band does, the main goal was to be honest. The maxim of no sample replacement or re-amping — “Epic” was captured on outboard gear — was adhered to and enjoyed by the team. The result is a sonic expression that sounds like nothing else. From the crushing title track to the epic musicality of closer “Spoils Of War”, “Epic” is an absolute beast.


David Vincent – Vocals
Rune Blasphemer Eriksen – Guitars
Flo Mounier – Drums
Ype TVS – Bass
João Duarte – Guitars








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