2022 saw the unholy return of the German extrem metal band MYSTIC CIRCLE, releasing their self-titled new studio-album and marking a furious return, which even made them enter the offical German album charts on a sensational #78. The inspiration kept flowing and the two main members Beelzebub and A. Blackwar created nine new tracks for their ninth studio album, which will be called “Erzdämon” (in English: archdemon) and see the light of day in March 2023 on their new label Fireflash Records.
“This new album is a logical continuation and further development of the previous demonic themes got combined with mystical legends of old stories that will make your blood run cold. Musically this is evoked with new and darker sounds and samples as well as classic heavy metal parts,” comments the band and describes their new journey as a mixture of their classics “Drachenblut” and “Infernal Satanic Verses” as well as their latest “Mystic Circle”. “We gave the the album a German title, because we want to close a circle and go back to our early days. “Erzdämon” sounds powerful and sublime and represents the album 100%.”
For the album cover, MYSTIC CIRCLE worked with Rafael Tavares again, who came up with the perfect artwork. The production with Nils Lesser continues seamlessly from the previous album: bombastic, brutal and massive! “The new record contains the fastest, but also the most doomy songs in the band’s history,” the band sums up.
“Erzämon” will be released on March, 17th 2023 on Fireflash Records, a sublabel of Atomic Fire Records.
- From Hell
- The Unholy Trinity
- Asmodeus And The Template Of God
- Welcome To The Midnight Mass
- The Mothman
- The Princess Of The Deadly Sins