Today, blackened death metallers Scarificare premiere the new track “Occult Radiance” at Decibel magazine’s website. The track hails from the band’s highly anticipated third album, Tilasm, set for international release on April 20th via Helldprod Records. Hear Scarificare‘s “Occult Radiance” in its entirety exclusively HERE.
A work of both crushing heaviness and mystical atmosphere, Tilasm is the album where Scarificare truly come into their own. Theirs is a sound that skillfully ranges black metal, death metal, and doom alike, never settling for easy categorization nor schizophrenically losing focus. Across seven songs in 45 minutes, the listener is taken on a cosmic ride like no other, each movement as memorable as the last. They say the third time’s a charm, and indeed it is for Scarificare with Tilasm.
Scarificare are a Portuguese extreme metal band formed by Crusher (bass/vocals), Sothis (drums), and Quetzalcoatl (guitars) in Oporto in late 2006. The main purpose was – and still is – to make extreme metal music inspired by all cosmic forces, the wisdom of ancient pagan religions, and consequently in ourselves.
In 2007, Inverno joined the band on bass guitar, leaving Crusher totally dedicated to the voice. The band recorded the demo tape Sulphurous Wrath, to be released by Portuguese label Skull Productions. In the beginning of 2008, Sothis leaves the band, giving place to a new drummer named Njord.
In 2009, the band started recording their first album, Perpectual Decline. The album was self-financed and was released on October 9th, 2010. After some live concerts in Portugal and Spain for the debut album’s promotion, the band participated in the Portuguese black metal compilation Lusitania Dark Horde II with one original track called “Burning Abyss.” In the subsequent months, the band started composing the second album, and during the course of that, Crusher leaves. Since then, Quetzalcoatl has assumed vocals in the band.
That second album, Postulado, was recorded between late 2012 and April 2013, and officially released on October 12th, 2013 by the Portuguese label Helldprod. The bass lines recorded by Inverno closed his participation in the band. Promotional live concerts during the following months were given by some guests on bass guitar. In late 2014, Njord also leaves the band.
During 2015 and 2016, Quetzalcoatl was already composing new music and searching for new band members to keep Scarificare going. In late 2016, Eligos joins the band on bass guitar. At the beginning of 2017, Luis Leal joins the band on drums. During the summer of that same year, the band starts recording their third album, Tilasm, at Hannuman Studios with producer Bruno Silva. The recording process ended in December 2017, and the official release date has been set for April 20th, again through Helldprod Records.
In the meantime, hear the new track “Occult Radiance” exclusively HERE, courtesy of Decibel, North America’s only monthly metal magazine. The previously revealed “Crystal Skull” can be heard HERE at Helldprod‘s Soundcloud. Preorder info can be found HERE. Cover and tracklisting are as follows:
Tracklisting for Scarificare’s Tilasm
1. Crystal Skull
2. Wandering Soul
3. Occult Radiance
4. The Quest…for a Lost Idol
6. Consecration of the Talisman