Article: Leanne Ridgeway
Hailing from Oulu, Finland, the heavy rock/ metal act DEEP RIVER ACOLYTES, who just recently announced their signing on with Italy’s powerhouse label Argonauta Records, is set to release their third full-length album this Friday on October 30th, 2020!
DEEP RIVER ACOLYTES formed in 2011 (previously known as Deliverance); the band plays a heavy rock and doom metal sound combined with black metallish riffs, yet a bluesy vocal style. Following several demos (including ‘Relentless Grace‘), live recordings ‘At Bar With Satan – Live In Haukipudas‘ and ‘Live Trial‘, an EP ‘From The Voids of Chaos‘, plus two highly acclaimed full-length albums (including ‘The Hour Of Trial‘) and several captivating shows to date, DEEP RIVER ACOLYTES gained the attention by cult underground label Argonauta Records.
Their upcoming opus, ‘Alchemia Aeterna‘, has a rough edge and live feeling all the way, and is not afraid to cross the genres of doom, metal, hard rock, black metal, and the blues. The album was recorded at the Anvil Road Studios in 2019, by Ari Rajaniemi, mixed by Antti Lindholm at Boat Island Studios, and was mastered by Jack Control at Enormous Door in 2020.
The band comments:
“Needless to say we’re extremely pleased to get Alchemia Aeterna out despite the fact that these are unpredictable times. Thanks to Argonauta Records for keeping things real and rolling! Some of the songs on the album are 5 – 6 years old so it’s been a long process. And it’s about time to let you here it. Stay evil everybody!”
We have the new ‘Alchemia Aeterna‘ album streaming in full for you today, ahead of its release this Friday, October 30th, so check out the album in its entirety below…
01. At The Crossroads
02. Under Her Spell
03. Caught Somewhere Out of Time
04. The River Deep
06. Cemetery Earth
On October 30th, DEEP RIVER ACOLYTES‘ ‘Alchemia Aeterna‘ will be available to all ears via Argonauta Records. The album is available to order on CD or digital download (or streaming through most outlets). Grab a copy at one of these links:
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