Irish Black Metal force Slidhr was formed in 2005 as the solo project of multi-instrumentalist Joseph Deegan, at the time one half of cult Black Metal group Myrkr. After exploring Dark Germanic Heathenism through Myrkr, Deegan envisioned Slidhr as an entity devoted to the inexorable destructive power harnessed by the indifferent forces of nature, and a vessel of his scorn for a plaguelike humanity unworthy of salvation. The long awaited sophomore full length, "The Futile Fires Of Man", will finally be released in summer 2018. "The Futile Fires Of Man" sees Slidhr’s recording lineup expanded to a power trio, with Garðar S Jónsson of Sinmara and Almyrkvi taking the reins as bassist. A masterful labyrinthine journey through feverish and feral traditional Black Metal tinted with psychedelic progressive flourishes and nauseating tempo- and mood shifts, "The Futile Fires Of Man"* showcases Slidhr at its most ravenous and accomplished, claiming Slidhr’s stake firmly at the forefront of the modern Black Metal scene.