Dead Reptile Shrine - The Sun of Circles and Wood

The weird and mysterious Finnish black metal band Dead Reptile Shrine have a new record coming out soon. Following last year's split with Goatmoon, The Sun of Circles and Wood is the first full-length album from Dead Reptile Shrine since 2008's Burning Black Infinity.

In his playlist for HSS back in March, artist Denis Forkas Kostromitin (who has provided illustrations for this album, and some other Dead Reptile Shrine releases) described the album as "... simply overwhelming. A genre-defying pathway cleared between hidden traditions of the past and clairvoyance."

Weird Forest Records, whose catalogue of releases includes the lo-fi blackened folk interpretations of Dead Raven Choir, the stream-of-conscious raps of Lil B, as well as the sounds of numerous bands involved in noise and drone, are clearly not afraid of taking a risk with a band like Dead Reptile Shrine.

The Sun of Circles and Wood 2xLP is limited to 500 copies, mastered by Pete Swanson of Weird Forest labelmates Yellow Swans, and comes in a deluxe full-color gatefold with insert. Preorder now to get the album for the discounted price $20, or pay the regular price of $22 once the album is out. Pick it up and listen to some samples at Weird Forest's shop.

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