A Mother’s Curse, the long-awaited debut album from Danish extreme metal veterans STRYCHNOS is out now on Dark Descent Records.
Eight intricately sculpted compositions shift seamlessly between moods of terror, hope, and tragedy, building a momentous atmosphere rarely achieved in this day and age. Add to this the inventive riffing and bone-shattering vocals of the highest order and the result is A Mother’s Curse.
STRYCHNOS bassist/vocalist Martin Leth Andersen comments on the album’s release. “We are proud to finally present eight tracks of pitch-black death metal tragedy as it was always intended to be: Dark, atmospheric, brutal, and tragic!”
A Mother’s Curse is available on CD, digital, cassette, and vinyl formats. Order the album through Dark Descent Records’ Bandcamp HERE
The band recently released a video for album track ‘Blessed Be The Bastard Reign’
Formed in 1997 by Martin Leth Andersen (also of Undergang fame), STRYCHNOS might just be the Danish underground’s best-kept secret. A Mother’s Curse is the product of a craft perfected over 25 years of toil, a true celebration of extreme metal mastery that surpasses all genre limitations.
The truly complete work is wrapped in a stunning cover by the inimitable Daniel Corcuera: “The chilling motif is based on Danish sculptor Niels Hansen Jacobsen’s statue ‘Death And The Mother’ from 1892, depicting a young woman in the moment of ultimate tragedy. Jacobsen was inspired by the ending of ‘The Tale Of A Mother’, a story written in 1847 by famous author Hans Christian Andersen: “And Death walked with her child into the unknown land.”
- Blessed Be The Bastard Reign
- A Mother’s Curse
- Horror Sacred Torture Divine
- Regiments Of The Betrayed
- Manus Nigra
- Blind Eye Epiphany
- The Doppelganger Stare