Tampa, Florida-based symphonic black metal/death metal outfit Immanifest are excited to announce the release of their debut album, “Macrobial”, on November 8th, 2019, via The Artisan Era. It is the follow up to the group’s 2010 EP, “Qliphotic”, which was well-received by websites, fans of symphonic extreme metal worldwide, and also garnered praise from musicians who play in Old Man’s Child, Borknager, Deicide, Kamelot, and Malevolent Creation.
Esteemed fantasy artist Helge C. Balzer (Inferi, Universal Studios work, etc.) was tapped to create the otherworldly cover art for “Macrobial”. The album was recorded and mixed at Sound Source Studios in Seminole, FL by Immanifest members Asgrim and Anton Kalaj. Mastering was handled by Anagnorisis guitarist Zak Denham known for his frequent work on The Artisan Era releases. A continued interest in the band from The Artisan Era would ultimately help guide “Macrobial” towards release, with The Artisan Era founder Malcolm Pugh of Inferi contributing guitar solos on two of the album’s songs.
Immanifest guitarist Anton comments on the albums gradual evolution: “Although it was never properly announced, the band went on hiatus after initiating work on "Macrobial" in 2011. All tracks on "Macrobial" existed in demo form by that year. The main writers in the group had experimented and evolved the demos through the subsequent years, although with no concrete plan until 2016. In all reality, The Artisan Era reaching out was a major contributing factor to "Macrobial" coming to completion”.
Equal parts European extreme metal and American death metal, “Macrobial” is an impressive work of dark occultic art that combines symphonic black/death and bloodthirsty death metal together in a way all its own. The albums lengthy development is reflected in the expansive scope of the album’s sound and the band’s advanced songwriting acumen on display across its nine spellbinding tracks. Immanifest strongly recommends “Macrobial” for fans of groups such as Dimmu Borgir, Shadow Of Intent, and Enfold Darkness.
You can listen to an album teaser video for “Macrobial” below.
Immanifest comments on the release of “Macrobial”:
“"Macrobe" was a term coined by Michael Tsarion – an Irish author, occult philosopher and lecturer – when describing the nature of entities contacted through supernatural rituals conducted by Dr. John Dee (mathematician, occult philosopher & advisor to Queen Elizabeth I) in the mid 16th century. Lyrically, the album explores this theme in a variety of ways including those of consciousness, death, astral travel, advanced and sequestered technology, and its weaponization through global war as a sacrificial blood ritual. Above all – the album describes a world submerged in a multi-dimensional wilderness, although deaf and blind to the influence of lifeforms that roam, explore, feed, and seek to experience what lay beyond their own dimensional horizons”.