CELL, Canada’s three-piece conceptual cosmic black metal outfit are releasing a new album Ancient Incantations Of Xarbos to follow up their first album The Frozen Moon Of Erebath (2016) on October 4, 2019.

With major influences coming from Emperor, Death, Morbid Angel, and Immortal, CELL takes familiar black metal sounds and infuses it with a science fiction theme that spans their albums.

Each track on Ancient Incantations Of Xarbos has its own story on the album that leads to one big ending which is the decimation of the Xarbonite hierarchy. Fueled with tales of tech, black magic, and necromancy the album is cosmic ride with pummeling riffs. CELL talks about some of the concepts on the album:

“The whole album takes place on a planet called Xarbos. There is a great civil war that has been happening on Xarbos for the few millennia since the two races divided and chose to take different paths with their ways of life. One race chose to rise with power, tech, money and also started the destruction of the other race to achieve their evil agenda. The lower race is actually the oldest of Xarbos and knows the ways of the land and its magic.”

The single ‘God Of The NetherRealm’ has special significance to CELL as Hyperion explains:

“This song was written for my friend Chad Alsop of the great band Dead Ranch. He passed away in June 2017 and it devastated me and many friends within our music scene in Winnipeg. He was a big push for CELL and inspired us to go harder every day and every show. In this song, his soul travels to the NetherRealm and he encounters the one who sits on the throne there. He then goes forward and challenges the god of the NetherRealm to combat and wins. When one dethrones the god of this realm, they now have to take the mantle and rule.”

‘God Of The NetherRealm’ can be heard exclusively HERE

CELL – Ancient Incantations Of Xarbos USA/Canada Tour Dates:
09/26/19 – Fargo, ND @ Red Raven Espresso Parlour
09/27/19 – Minneapolis, MN @ Mortimer’s Bar
09/28/19 – Milwaukee, WI @ Quarters
09/29/19 – Chicago, IL @ Live Wire Lounge
09/30/19 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Black Forge Coffee House
10/01/19 – Cleveland, OH @ Now That’s Class
10/02/19 – Detroit, MI @ Kelly’s Bar
10/04/19 – Nashville, TN @ Nash Vegas Bar and Grill
10/05/19 – Charlotte, NC @ Skylark Social Club
10/07/19 – Raleigh, NC @ Slim’s Downtown
10/08/19 – Baltimore, MD @ The Sidebar
10/09/19 – Albany, NY – TBA
10/10/19 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bazaar
10/11/19 – Montreal, QC @ Piranha Bar
10/12/19 – Toronto, ON – TBA
10/13/19 – Ottawa, ON @ Avante-Garde Bar
10/14/19 – Sudbury, ON @ The Asylum
10/19/19 – Winnipeg, MB @ The Goodwill Social Club

Track Listing:

  1. The Rise Of Gorthar (2:31)
  2. Defiling The Ancient Hierarchy (7:16)
  3. All I See Is Them (4:15)
  4. The Wailing Sea Of Emptiness (5:59)
  5. Ancient Incantations Of Xarbos (1:35)
  6. God Of The NetherRealm (8:32)
  7. Valley Of Assimilation (5:24)
  8. Altering Matter In The Realm Of The Frost King (10:38)

Album Band Line Up: Hypnos (Drums), Hyperion (Guitar, Vocals), Demios (Bass, Vocals)
Live Band Line Up: Hyperion, Lowell Winters, and Brett Leier

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