It's with great pleasure that we introduce you to the colossal new album by SCHAMMASCH. Entitled 'Triangle', it encompasses a 100 minute masterwork in three distinct movements - Part I : The Process Of Dying, Part II : Metaflesh and Part III : The Supernal Clear Light Of The Void. Presented as a bold triple vinyl / triple gatefold limited ediition vinyl set and 3 separate cd albums presented in a slipcase with imagery realised by acclaimed photographer Ester Segarra (Watain / Rotting Christ) and graphic designer Valnoir (Laibach / Behemoth). Rarely is such a grand musical and aesthetic feat accomplished within the bounds of extreme metal. An engrossing masterwork for appreciators of Behemoth, Secrets Of The Moon, Blut Aus Nord, Dead Can Dance and such…
A renowned extreme metal force after their widely acclaimed ‘Contradiction’ double album from 2014, Schammasch was formed in 2009 in Basel, Switzerland. ’Schammasch’ being Šamaš, the sun god from Akkadian / Babylonian mythology.) With little attention to the question of genre from their inception, the band regarded their actual body of work as what is most artistically significant; although their roots can be found in forward-thinking black metal whilst balancing a razor sharp hybrid of dark atmospherics, doom and Hermetic mysticism. ‘Contradiction’ gained rapturous accolades from magazines including Metal Hammer UK, Terrorizer, RockHard GER and many more. Metal Hammer described „Contradiction“ as "cerebral and utterly absorbing and one of the most overwhelming albums of the year".
After successful European touring with Dark Fortess & Secrets Of The Moon, Schammasch returned to the studio to record their third album„Triangle“, a monolith consisting of three LPs each 33:30 minutes in length, each differing in atmosphere and style, each standing for one of three stages of the album’s strong concept. This very unique aesthetic is visually presented by a series of four photographs (one outer image with three sleeves inside), each an incarnate statement of the concept’s stage, taken by Ester Segarra (Watain, Electric Wizard, Bloodbath) in London to the end of 2015. Something very special starts here.
2. Father's Breath
3. In Dialogue With Death
6. Awakening from the Dream of Life
7. The World Destroyed By Water
10. Above the Stars Of God
12. The Third Ray of Light
13. Cathartic Confession
14. Jacob's Dream
16. The Empyrean