Deadlight Sanctuary is a solo project of G., notorious for being one of the ghouls behind Norwegian black/death/war metal terrorists Goatkraft. In Deadlight Sanctuary G. has however steered his attention toward the more ritualistic, contemplative and esoteric fringes of black metal, seeking out instead the perverse, morbose, doomed and decadent moods and atmospheres we've seen in bands like Beherit and most recently in Demoncy, a couple of G.'s long running musical inspirations. The end result became "Thaumaturgical Rites of the Damned", G's debut solo album under the Deadlight Sanctuary moniker, a lone descent by the Norwegian musician into a sonic underworld of esoteric perversions and decaying sepulchers drenched with the stench of death. Steeping in deviancy and decadence, "Thaumaturgical Rites of the Damned" is an exercise in sonic disgust, defilement, and abandon, in which black metal has embraced the most decaying realms of inverted filth-worship, giving way to doomy rhythms and tempos that have masterfully re-evoked the tank-linke stylistic resemblances of early Demoncy, along with the disgusting, evil, and lurid atmospheres we've seen spew forth by Beherit in their now legendary "Drawing Down the Moon" album.
Recorded, mixed and mastered in P.A. Studio June 2019, Bergen Norway
All music and lyrics written, played, executed, and arranged by G.
Band photo by Nina O.
Logo and artwork by BMS Illustration
Design and layout by MA
released July 24, 2020
Released by Sentient Ruin Laboratories / Iron Bonehead Productions
supported by 11 fans who also own “Thaumaturgical Rites of the Damned”
Four tracks and 36 minutes of some of the greatest death metal released this millennium. Not only does Blood Incantation evoke that oldschool sound and feel perfectly, they surpass all other modern bands attempting to do so. This is the gold standard of modern OSDM. monkeymeister37