At long last, ‘Via Nocturna‘ the 2nd record from Night Profound is now available on LP in 3 vinyl colours from Neuropa Records.
What you are hearing is the aural result of a wayward journey into the abyss. What eventually manifested is beyond anything the band initially thought possible.
In the 11th month of MMXIV, Night Profound literally set sail for a nearly abandoned gulf island in British Columbia. The destination was a decrepit, partially defunct wooden church.
The band reclaimed this sacred space in their own vision, and converted this house of god into their own Temple of the Black Serpent.
In hermetic abscondence, a straight 13 hour recording session took place throughout the night. The initial solid base of acoustic guitars and drums came easy. But, as the evening descended into induced madness, the artistic spiritual conduit was established.
As members of the party swam in and out of conscious intent, the veil between Music and Will diminished. Every sound represents a higher state achieved. Every sound captured in that space is preserved here.
While several elements were added or redubbed in the Serpents Lair studio, a piece of that joyous madness and evoked living Will remains embedded in each movement. No additional instrumentation has been added.
“Eclipse” was captured spontaneously during an entranced rehearsal in the decay of MMXV. Recorded completely live off the floor, it was an unplanned expression of unity beyond the sum of its parts. This is ritual music.
Night Profound’s re-imagination of “Freezing Moon” is presented with all due respect to the timeless and legendary originators in Mayhem.