Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Popiół’s Second Album Due

Polish pagan black metal band Popiół has signed to Pagan Records to release their second album entitled Szeptun (that translates as “ash”) for a 27th May release.

The band describes the album thus: “Szeptun is to a large extent a concept album dealing with things that affect each of us every day, about madness, psychosis, death and suffering. About everything that is in our heads and what we are trying to erase. It is a direct journey into the total impatience of… our time.”

Szeptun was recorded in the autumn of 2021 and was mixed and mastered at the turn of 2021/22 at Satanic Audio studio.

Popiół’s band name is taken from Thy Worshiper’s debut album of the same name and refers to the emotions, climate and spirituality of the album. Soon after the release of that album, new melodies were created that were meant to be recorded for the next Thy Worshiper album in 1998, but that never happened. Although that atmosphere and those emotions were hidden, they never died. After 20 years, those melodies were released in the form of Popiół’s debut album Zabobony (Godz ov War Productions, 2019).

While the pandemic has forced many bands to cancel or postpone concerts, for Popiół it was time to create the second album, Szeptun, and find a new drummer, in former ex-Thy Worshiper member Piet.Szeptun is available to pre-order here.

Ahead of the release, the band has released a music video to the album’s opening track ‘Jestem Antychrystem’ (translates to “I Am the Antichrist”) that you can watch here at RAMzine

Paul H Birch
Paul H Birch
RAMzine Senior Writer - Writer of fiction, faction and fact, has edited several newsstand magazines. He declares himself a hack for hire but refuses to compromise on the subject of music.

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