Louisiana death metal trio FAUSTIAN — featuring members of Barghest, Kavyk, and others — has premiered its debut music video, ‘Birth Of Apparitions’ via Lambgoat. The band’s self-titled debut EP is out now via Black Lion Records.


“Our goal was to make the video as gritty as the song and subject matter,” says guitarist/vocalist Dallas Smith. “With help from the filmmaker, we were able to incorporate creative visuals that tell the story behind the track. The final product is just as bleak as we hoped it would be.”

Directed by Dusty Cooper (Troy Bennett’s Graveyard Lips), the video sets a violent scene in which a drug-addicted victim (Steven Ban) meets his fate before his reawakening as something else entirely.

Recorded by James Whitten (Thou, High on Fire, Eyehategod), FAUSTIAN delivers a unique style of blackened death that seamlessly shifts from razor-sharp maelstrom to dirge-like grime as the three-piece meld violent urgency and claustrophobic atmosphere into a frenzied sonic catharsis.

The album’s haunting cover art is a 1870 painting from Polish artist Adam Chmielowski titled Death And Conflagration From The Disaster Triptych.

Faustian Tracklisting:

  1. Threshold (Intro)
  2. Birth Of Apparitions
  3. Communion With Shadows
  4. Void Sight

Faustian is out now on all major streaming platforms and on CD worldwide via Black Lion Records. More information regarding vinyl will appear at a later date.

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FAUSTIAN at the time of recording:
Dallas Smith – guitars, vocals
Troy Bennett – bass, vocals
Max Kimmons – drums

Dallas Smith – guitars, vocals
Troy Bennett – bass, vocals
AJ Martinez – drums